Samsung has launched over half a dozen Galaxy A series smartphones with water resistance already, including the Galaxy A52, A52 5G, A52s 5G, and A72 this year. And if a report by The Elec is to be believed, we’ll see more water-resistant Galaxy A series mid-rangers from Samsung in 2022 in a bid to compete with Chinese brands.
So which smartphones in the Galaxy A lineup will come with an IP rating? The publication claims that the Galaxy A33 and higher models will have ingress protection, but it doesn’t reveal the exact rating.
So far, Samsung has launched five Galaxy A smartphones with IP68 dust and water resistance and four with IP67 ratings.
The source also claims that Samsung will use membrane materials and waterproof silicone to achieve IPxx dust and water resistance on these smartphones. The former will be applied to the microphone and speaker, and the latter to seal the charging port.
Samsung has also decided to simplify the production process for the rear panels of next year’s smartphones, which could help them reduce the production costs.
Samsung hasn’t divulged anything about 2022 Galaxy A smartphones yet, but we know the company will launch the Galaxy A33 5G, Galaxy A53 5G, and Galaxy A73 5G next as their renders have leaked online. We’ve also heard of the Galaxy A23, which is said to feature a 50MP primary camera and come in 4G and 5G versions.
Source (in Korean)