Customers on Sprint MVNO Boost Mobile now have at least one more option when it comes to budget-friendly phones thanks to the recently announced addition of Samsung's Galaxy A20. The budget-level performer was launched just a few months back and can be picked up for a considerable discount via the carrier's official website for a limited time.
The Galaxy A20 is a capable budget device with features to spare
The Samsung Galaxy A20 is a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED Infinity Display featuring an HD+ (720 x 1,560) resolution. That's laid out over the top of a "3D Glasstic" frame in a modern near-bezel-free design, complete with a smaller-than-average waterdrop notch and a fingerprint scanner at the back.
The outer frame is also where buyers will find a dual-camera on the rear panel with sensors set at 13-megapixels and 5-megapixels with an f/1.9 and f/2.2 aperture respectively. Those are organized in a vertical orientation with an LED flash residing just below the sensors. The camera also packs an ultra-wide field of view sensor capable of capturing at up to 123-degrees just like its powerhouse flagship siblings in the Galaxy S10 series.
Conversely, a notch around the front houses an 8-megapixel f/2.0 aperture snapper with no flash.
Samsung has kept the 3.5mm headphone jack in this device too, so there's no dealbreaker on that front and that doesn't seem to have interfered with the bezel-free design.
Inside the device, there's an octa-core Exynos 7884 64-bit processor. That's two cores clocked at 1.8GHz and six more at 1.6GHz. The Samsung-built SoC is backed by 3GB RAM and a healthy 32GB of storage — minus whatever is taken up by the OS. MicroSD cards are supported here, with support for cards up to 512GB capacity.
USB-C is used with the Samsung Galaxy A20 to charge up its 4,000mAh capacity battery. That powers all of those internal components, Bluetooth 5.0, and Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box for up to 31-hours of talk time, according to Boost Mobile.
The mobile service provider shows the Samsung Galaxy A20 in a matte black configuration. That's somewhat different from the blue or white colors shown for the gadget when it launched elsewhere but has a subtle stately look to it, despite being made of cheaper materials.
Priced to move for those who move quickly
The Samsung Galaxy A20 sits at the top of the affordable bracket for Android with a price tag of $229.99. That's well above the other recent addition to Boost Mobile's lineup — the entry-level Samsung Galaxy A10e. But Boost Mobile currently has two promotions ongoing to pick up the device at a serious discount.
With a summer code that's available via the Boost Mobile Store page, the gadget costs just $199.99. For those who are moving over to Boost Mobile from another carrier, the promotion drops $100 off the overall price tag. That brings the price way down to $129.99, not including taxes.
Customers who already use Boost Mobile and have made their payments on time for a year can finance the device over an 18-month period at $12 per month with a dollar down payment.
That promotion is running through until September 16.