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Samsung's mid-range Galaxy A34 is sticking to the ugly notch

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Samsung is unifying the design of its entire Galaxy smartphone lineup in 2023. The renders of the budget mid-range Galaxy A34 (5G) have been shared today. It confirms that the forthcoming device will be stuck with the notch for another year, though some parts could be undistinguishable to more expensive models like the Galaxy A54 and Galaxy S23.

Popular leaker OnLeaks delivered a set of high-quality images of the purported Samsung Galaxy A34. From the looks of it, the next-gen Galaxy handset should be sharing the flat panels and rounder sides with the Galaxy S23. Noticeably, the sloping camera island on the Galaxy A33 is also replaced by camera cutouts on a vertical array.

The infamous notch is here to stay

It's on the front where the Galaxy A34 is unchanged with a U-shaped notch. Apparently, the Galaxy A54 that leaked last time is the only one benefiting from the punch-hole design. Samsung's decision indicates that it could use the same high-resolution 6.4-inch AMOLED display eventually found on the predecessor.

As regards other features of the Galaxy A34, the quad camera is reduced to a triple setup, which corroborates with the previous report of Samsung dropping the depth sensor. It's unclear if the 48 MP main and 8 MP ultrawide snappers will be improved together with the selfie camera.

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Samsung Galaxy A34 (5G) sharing design with Galaxy A54 / © Twitter/u/OnLeaks

More importantly, it is now reported that Samsung will equip its mid-range devices with new Exynos processors. The Galaxy A14 and M14 will share the Exynos 1330 while the Galaxy A34 and Galaxy A54 are likely to utilize the faster Exynos 1380 SoC.

Galaxy A34 price and release date

The Samsung Galaxy A33 debuted for the price of $299 in March this year. So, it is safe to assume that its successor should arrive at the same timeline. The source didn't reveal the pricing for the Galaxy A34, but we don't expect any price shakeup considering how timid the smartphone sales were in 2022.

Will a notch design matter in your next smartphone purchase? We'd love to hear your thoughts on this.

Source: OnLeaks/Twitter

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Jade Bryan

Jade Bryan

I still remember how amazed I was when I first got hold of the Nokia 3210 back when I was a kid, and it was during that time I developed my love for technology, particularly for mobile phones. I started sharing my knowledge through writing in different blogs and forums back in Nokia Nseries era. I even make videos before where I put different phones side-by-side. Today, I'm still an avid enthusiast of smartphones, but my interests have evolved into smart devices and electric vehicles.

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  • storm 2 months ago Link to comment

    I don't think the notch is any better or worse than the punch hole. Personally, I'd rather it was back in the bezel. Don't mess with my screen real estate.


    • Jade Bryan 2 months ago Link to comment

      Except with iPhone's notch. But having a notch on Android devices seem backward. Can't wait to see brands getting rid of punch holes either. Maybe after 2-3 years.