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Galaxy A series mid-range phones from South Korean tech behemoth Samsung are expected to be water-resistant by 2022, according to many recent Singapore news reports.

Reports suggest that the Samsung Galaxy A-series of phones will be water-resistant by next year. And this includes the long-rumored Galaxy A33. In order to keep up with Chinese manufacturers such as Xiaomi and Oppo, Samsung is reportedly launching a new line of mid-range to low-end smartphones.

More absorbent than ever

The Galaxy line of phones is just some of Samsung’s water-resistant phones that have been produced this year by the firm.

To ensure IPxx dust and water resistance, Samsung plans to use waterproofing materials and impermeable silicone on these devices.

It has been reported by the popular SG News sources, TheElec that Samsung plans to employ waterproofing components (for the speaker and mic) and impermeable silicone (for the charging port) in its Galaxy A series phones starting in 2022 in order to attain an IPX rating for resistance to dust and water.

This includes the Galaxy A33 and its successors. The Korean company intends to streamline the manufacturing operations for the back components in order to save money. Water resistance and cheaper manufacturing costs will help the tech giant to stay competitively better in the low and mid-range industry sectors with Chinese phone manufacturers.

2022 and beyond

The Samsung Galaxy A33 has been the subject of numerous leaks in the past. In one source, it has been revealed that the Samsung smartphone’s battery capacity was 5,000mAh.

There have been previous leaks of the phone’s design, as well as its main specifications. Based on a Straits Times article, the smartphone is expected to include a quad-camera system on the back.

A new Samsung Galaxy A13 5G smartphone, the company’s most affordable 5G gadget to date, has been unveiled in the United States by the tech giant. The phone has a 6.5-inch HD as well as an LCD screen panel with a 90Hz refresh rate. The display also has a 720 x 1600 pixel resolution.

Onboard storage is 64GB, which can be increased via the microSD card slot, and the octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 700 SoC is paired with 4GB of RAM.

Fast charging is supported by the phone’s 5,000mAh battery. There is a 50MP sensor, a 2MP macro sensor, and a 2MP depth sensor on the back of the phone, which all work together to produce stunning images. The said phone model also has a front-facing camera of 5MP.

What you can expect about the new Samsung Galaxy A33 specs

Infinity-U hole-punch display on the Samsung Galaxy A33 is rumored to be a 5G smartphone with 6.4-inch screen size. According to rumors, the phone is expected to include a full-HD+ Super AMOLED display. A rectangular camera feature is speculated to have four rear-facing cameras.

There is a physical power button and a volume rocker on the phone’s left spine. There are rumors that the Samsung Galaxy A33 5G will not have a headphone jack. 159.7x74x8.1mm and a height of 9.7mm are the dimensions of the tip. In January, the phone will be available in Black and Blue.

According to the same latest Singapore news, Samsung plans to modify the manufacturing process for smartphone back panels next year. According to a source, the South Korean company intends to cut production costs by lowering the number of coatings and injections from 2 to 1.

Strengthening their mid-range phone lineups

In 2022, Samsung intends to be a major player in the smartphone market. Chinese rivals have taken the low-cost smartphone market by the neck, and the corporation wants to get back into the game.

According to a bunch of news in Singapore reports, the Galaxy A33 and A53 will go on sale in March of next year, with the Galaxy A23 and Galaxy A73 following in April and May, respectively. These four models are expected to be sold in excess of 350 million copies by the end of the year. It’s also counting on a few high-end features to help boost sales.

For flagship smartphones, the water-resistance feature is a must-have, but not so much for mid-range devices. Low-cost smartphones still don’t have optical image stabilization (OIS). That may change next year, however, as Samsung hopes to distinguish its phones apart from the competition.

It’s too early to know if this will enable the Korean tech company to fend off Chinese rivals.