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Samsung Galaxy A34 5G confirmed with Geekbench results and preliminary specs

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Expected for release on January 18, the Galaxy A34 5G comes with a larger screen than the previous model and a MediaTek chipset configuration, with Samsung dropping solutions from its own Exynos range for now.

Identified by model name SM-A346BThe Galaxy A34 takes over the design features of the current Galaxy Ultra series, ditching the camera “island”. Also featured in the Geekbench catalogue, the new Galaxy A model comes with Dimensity 1080, a 6nm MediaTek chipset, featuring 5G connectivity and an octa-core CPU in 2x Cortex-A78 at 2.6GHz + 6x Cortex-A55 at 2.0GHz.

While not very impressive, the performance still outperforms the current Galaxy A53 5G model by a considerable margin, which has been criticised for a less than smooth user experience. However, the Geekbench results are somewhat lower than those seen on the Realme 10 Pro+, another Dimensity 1080 smartphone already released for the Chinese market late last year.

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As for the design of the Galaxy A34 5G, rumors say that Samsung will not repeat the mistakes made with the current A33 model, presented as a “pale” copy of the better-rated Galaxy A53. Instead, the A34 will feature design lines carried over from the latest Galaxy S models, plus a camera assortment that excludes the quasi-useless depth sensor. According to sketches already sent to accessory manufacturers, the Galaxy A34 will only be released in a 5G version, in a 161.3 x 77.7 x 8.2 mm case. Framed by a slightly narrower bezel with infinity-U cutout, the LCD screen combines FHD+ resolution with a diagonal also increased to 6.5 inches (from 6.4 inches for the A33).

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