You’re spoiled for choice when it comes to budget smartphones. But aside from Motorola and Nokia, you might be hard-pushed to find many options from brands you’ve heard of. This isn’t to say it’s a bad idea to buy one of the many Chinese Android phones under £200 – some offer amazing value.
But with Samsung’s new A13 5G about to go on sale, you’d be forgiven for sticking with what you know.
What is the Galaxy 13 5G release date and price?
The Galaxy A13 5G replaces last year’s A12 as one of Samsung’s lowest-priced phone, and will cost £179 when it arrives in the UK on 25 March.
If you’re in the US, you’ll be able to pick one up starting 8 April when it will cost $249.99though you can get one for as little as $174.99 if you trade in certain old phones in good condition.
(It’s worth noting that the Galaxy A12 is still sold by Samsung in the US and – at the time of writing was discounted from $179.99 to just $104.99, which could be the bargain you’ve been after.)
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G key specs
Here’s a quick run-down of what you get with the A13:
- 6.5in 90Hz IPS display (720×1600 pixels)
- 64GB storage
- 2GHz octacore processor
- 4GB RAM
- MicroSD slot for up to 1TB additional storage
- 5000mAh battery
- 15W charging (charger not supplied)
- 50Mp main camera, 5Mp ultra-wide, 2Mp macro
- 8Mp selfie camera
- Android 12 + OneUI 4.1
- 164.5 x 76.5 x 8.8mm
- UK Colors: Awesome Black, Awesome White, Awesome Blue
- US Colors: Black, Green
Where to buy the Samsung Galaxy A13 5G – UK
At the time of writing, the A13 5G was not listed on Samsung’s website.
It will be shortly, though, and you’ll be able to find it in the list of all Galaxy A phones.
Where to buy the Samsung Galaxy A13 5G – US
In the US, you can buy a Galaxy A13 5G from Samsung’s website where you can choose an unlocked model, or buy one from T-Mobile, AT&T, or US Cellular. It’s the same price from all: $174.99.
No other retailers were listing the phone for sale, but we’ll add more when that situation changes.