Samsung is able to offer its powerful Galaxy S series and stylish Galaxy A series in the US, but the battery life we have on other markets may seem to lack. This at least is the obvious take away with an enormous 6000 mAh battery from the new Samsung Galaxy F12.
In comparison, the 5,000 mAh battery of the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G was already large. With its two displays, the Galaxy Z Fold 2 makes a difference of 4.500 mAh.
Strangely, therefore, Samsung does not make great promises for the 6,000 mAh that have been squeezed into Galaxy F12. It’s actually “more than just a day’s use” on Android phones, but we won’t be surprised to find it easily last two full days. Here is a conservative estimate. This is hopeful.
The front has an HD+ Infinity-V display of 6.5-inch, with an upgrade rate of 90Hz. It’s powered by Samsung’s own 2.0 GHz octa-core Exynos 850 processor and 4GB LPDDR4X memory. The Galaxy F12 operates on Android 11 and one UI 3.1 core. Storage is either 64GB or 128GB.
The back is four cameras, with a 48-megapixel sensor with a large lens being the most important. There is an ultra-wide 5-megapixel, a macro camera with a size of 2-megapixel and finally a 2-megapixel mode. The front is equipped with an 8 megapixel camera.
Wired 15W fast loads are supported and three finishes are supported: Sea Green, Sky Blue, and Celestial Black. Even surprisingly cheap is the Galaxy F12: the equivalent of $149, actually.
The big disadvantage lies therein. In India, but not elsewhere, Samsung launches the Galaxy F12 – and a still less expensive Galaxy F02. Considering the energy requirement of 5G devices, at least not testing the North American market with a device which packages a much more powerful battery seems like a missed opportunity, especially as more people become vaccinated and start going outside again. But we will only have to hold our loaders in hand for now, and look around the globe delightfully.