Samsung’s new midrange Galaxy A55 gets security, feature improvements

In the latest addition to the midrange Samsung series, the company has launched the Galaxy A55 and A35 in its A-series lineup, which are the brand’s best-selling phones. Both boast Samsung Knox Vault, a security feature available on its A-series devices for the first time.

Samsung’s Knox Vault is designed to protect sensitive data like lockscreen credentials and encryption keys from software and hardware attacks. The security feature isolates sensitive data from the device’s main processor and memory to ensure its security.

In a report by Android Police, the A55 has a metal frame, which is an upgrade from the plastic used in the previous phone series, the Galaxy A54. Due to be available starting March 20, the Galaxy A55 will start at $524 with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage and $579 for 256GB of storage. Pricing for the A35 with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage will start at $415, while the 8GB/128GB model will cost $435 and the 8GB/256GB model will cost $491.

The key specifications of both phones are the same, with a 6.6-inch OLED display with 1000 nits of peak brightness and 120Hz refresh rate, backed by four years of Android OS updates and five years of security patches. Both devices have an IP67 rating for dust and water resistance, a 5000mAh battery that can be charged up to 25W fast with support for up to 1TB microSD card.

The major differences between the Galaxy A55 and A35 are their processors and camera setups, with the former powered by a new Exynos 1480, while the A35 uses the same Exynos 1380 seen in last year’s Galaxy A54. While both have a 50-megapixel main sensor and 5-megapixel macros, the A55 has a 12-megapixel ultrawide and 32-megapixel selfie camera, while the A35 has an 8-megapixel ultrawide and 13-megapixel front-facing camera Is.