Exclusive Galaxy A23 5G with IP68 Rating and Compact Display on Japan’s Market

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Exclusive Galaxy A23 5G with IP68 Rating and Compact Display on Japan's Market
Exclusive Galaxy A23 5G with IP68 Rating and Compact Display on Japan's Market

Exclusively available in Japan, Samsung has launched the Galaxy A23 5G. For the Japanese market, it has features.

It’s not the first time Japan gets special treatment. The country sells specialized handsets from almost all manufacturers.

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The Galaxy A23 5G offers some impressive specs, so let’s dive in.

Specifications for Samsung Galaxy A23

SCG18 is the model number of Samsung Galaxy A23 5G for Japan. In other markets, it is referred to as Galaxy A23 5G (SM-A236).

Japanese A23 5G phones are entry-level Cores. In spite of that, it’s a budget 5G phone.

Because the device is designed specifically for Japan, it includes some features that are common in handsets sold in the region. Besides being water- and dust-resistant, they also support contactless payments and transit passes.

There is a dewdrop notch on the phone’s 5.8-inch compact display (TFT LCD) with 1560 x 720 pixels. It has 4GB RAM and 64GB storage and is powered by MediaTek Dimensity 700 chipset.

Android 12-based One UI 4.0 software is installed. MicroSD card slot and 3.5mm headphone jack are both present.

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The phone’s main camera is 50MP, while the front camera is 5MP.  A single speaker and fingerprint sensor are also on board.

It draws power from a 4,000mAh battery and supports eSIM, 5G, dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth 5.2, and GNSS.

Dimensions are 150x71x9.0mm and weight 168g respectively.

Price and Availability for Samsung Galaxy A23

SCG18 (Samsung Galaxy A23 5G) costs ¥32,800 (~$230) in Japan. You can buy it from Docomo, Au, Rakuten Mobile, and J:Com.

There are three color options for the smartphone: red, black, and white.

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