Samsung is gearing up for an exciting start to the next year with several new devices in its pipeline. Among these anticipated launches, the Galaxy S24 series is expected to debut in the second or third week of January. This will likely be followed by the releases of the Galaxy A35 and Galaxy A55, adding to Samsung's robust lineup.
The spotlight is on the Galaxy A35 and A55, both rumored to be powered by the new Exynos 1480 chipset. This chipset recently appeared in the Geekbench database, revealing its performance metrics. The Exynos 1480 scored 1180 points in the single-core CPU performance test and 3,536 points in the multi-core CPU performance test. These figures notably surpass the scores of the Exynos 1280 chip used in the Galaxy A54, which scored 1,108 in the single-core and 2,797 in the multi-core tests.
Galaxy A55 rumored to be powered by Exynos 1480 processor
The Exynos 1480, known internally as the S5E8845, is an octa-core CPU with four high-performance cores running at 2.75GHz and four power-efficient cores at 2.05GHz. This chipset also features the RDNA2-based Xclipse 530 GPU, which is expected to outperform the Mali GPUs in previous Exynos chips. However, details about its support for ray tracing in games remain unclear.
In addition to these technical advancements, the design aspects of the Galaxy A55 have also been a topic of discussion. Leaked renders of the A55 showcased a boxy form factor, similar in design to the Galaxy A35 and A15. The phone's design includes a USB-C port and a speaker grille at the bottom, with a SIM card tray on the top edge. Notably, these renders did not feature a 3.5mm headphone jack.
The Galaxy A55 is expected to sport a 6.5-inch display with a center-aligned punch-hole cutout, surrounded by thin bezels. Its dimensions are anticipated to be around 161.1 x 77.3 / 77.9 x 8.2mm. Recent 3C certification sightings confirm that the device will support 25W charging. While the exact launch dates for the Galaxy A55 and A35 remain uncertain, they are expected to follow the S24 series release.