Samsung Galaxy A35 5G: Stylish mid-range option with premium design and safety features

Samsung Galaxy A35 5G. Photo: Samsung
Samsung Galaxy A35 5G. Photo: Samsung

Samsung’s popular mid-range A series smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy A35 5G and the Samsung Galaxy A55 5G are official. The successor of the A35 5G, Samsung Galaxy A34 5G did pretty well in the global market making its mark in the top ten most sold smartphones of 2023.

The mid-rangers from Samsung are popular for the display, battery life, camera and performance for the price range. The mid-range smartphone market has become more competitive in recent years with the introduction of premium flagship features to attract a larger crowd. These mid-range smartphones are an upgrade for people using budget smartphones who don’t want to switch to the premium flagship offerings and get a premium experience at the price point.

The A35 5G has got some major upgrades in the built quality, chipset and main rear camera from its predecessor. Let us see what the smartphone offers in terms of specs.

Specifications of Samsung Galaxy A35 5G

Dimensions161.7mm x 78.0mm x 8.2mm
Weight209 grams
Display type6.6-inch
Display sizeSuper AMOLED
Resolution2340 X 1080 (FHD+)
Refresh rate120 Hz
IP ratingIP67 dust and water resistant
Glass protectionGorilla Glass Victus +
ChipsetExynos 1380
CPUOcta-core (4×2.75 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPUMali-G68 MP5
OSOne UI 6.1, Android 14
Storage128GB | 256GB
Rear camera50MP main camera
8MP ultrawide camera
5MP macro camera
Selfie camera13MP
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band
NetworkLTE | 5G
SIMDual SIM (SIM 1 + Hybrid (SIM or MicroSD))
AudioStereo speakers
SensorsAccelerometer, In-display Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Light Sensor, Virtual Proximity Sensing
Battery5000 mAh
Charging25W wired charging
ColoursAwesome Lemon, Awesome Navy, Awesome Iceblue, Awesome Lilac
Price (expected)Rs 45,000 (8/125GB)
Rs 50,000 (8/256GB)

Design and Display

Design-wise, the Samsung Galaxy A35 5G is identical to its older sibling, the Samsung Galaxy A55 5G. It also gets the new key island design feature which bumps up the volume button and the power button a bit from the frame to give an island-like design situated on the ocean. On the back, the smartphone now features a glass back which was plastic in the A34 5G. The back features the same universal Samsung design with the triple rear camera setup.

The frame however isn’t metal and is still plastic but gives the metallic brushed finish for a premium feel. The frame has curved edges for a better grip. On the front, the A35 5G has a centred hole punch cutout which is an upgrade from last year’s A34 5G which has a water drop notch for the selfie camera.

The A35 5G features a 6.6-inch Super AMOLED display, providing vibrant visuals with its FHD+ resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels, resulting in a density of approximately 390 pixels per inch. With a maximum brightness of 1000 nits, the display gives decent visibility in direct sunlight. It offers a smooth viewing experience with a 120 Hz refresh rate. The screen-to-body ratio is around 84.8 per cent which also gives an immersive viewing experience.

In terms of built quality, the A35 5G shares its glass protection and IP rating with its older sibling featuring Gorilla Glass Victus+ at the front and IP67 dust and water resistance.

Performance and Storage

The Samsung Galaxy A35 5G uses the in-house Samsung-built Exynos 1380 chipset built on a 5nm architecture. The Exynos 1380 is found in the Samsung Galaxy A54 5G which is the predecessor of the Samsung Galaxy A55 5G. Its octa-core CPU comprises four high-performance Cortex-A78 cores clocked at 2.75 GHz and four energy-efficient Cortex-A55 cores running at 2.0 GHz for balanced power and efficiency. The Mali-G68 MP5 GPU enhances graphics performance for gaming and multimedia.

Photo: NextPit

The smartphone runs on One UI 6.1 based on Android 14. As for software and security support, the A35 5G is set to get four generations of OS upgrades and five years of security updates, alongside the EAL5+ certified Samsung Knox Vault for safeguarding sensitive information.

The Samsung Galaxy A35 5G has one RAM option of 8GB which is paired with 128GB and 256GB of internal storage. There is also support for a Micro SD card for external storage using the hybrid SIM slot.


The Samsung Galaxy A35 5G has an upgraded rear camera setup. There is a 50MP main camera, an 8MP ultrawide camera, and a 5MP macro camera with aperture values of F1.8, F2.2, and F2.4 respectively to adapt to different lighting conditions. The main camera supports autofocus and optical image stabilisation (OIS) for clear and steady shots and a digital zoom of up to 10x. Videos from the rear camera can be shot in UHD 4K resolution at 30fps or 1080p at 30/60fps along with slow-motion capabilities at 240fps in HD.

On the front, the 13.0 MP selfie camera with an aperture of F2.2. The front camera can also record 4K videos at 30 fps and 1080p videos at 30 fps.

Battery and Others

The Samsung Galaxy A35 5G is powered by a robust 5000 mAh battery, ensuring long-lasting usage of about two days. Charging is quick with support for 25W wired charging. Connectivity-wise, it features Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6 support on dual bands, ensuring seamless internet access, and Bluetooth 5.3 for wireless communication. It offers both LTE and 5G network compatibility.

The smartphone supports dual SIM functionality, with SIM 1 and a hybrid slot for either SIM or MicroSD. It comes equipped with a variety of sensors including an accelerometer, in-display fingerprint sensor, gyro sensor, geomagnetic sensor, hall sensor, light sensor, and virtual proximity sensing.

The Samsung Galaxy A35 5G is available in four colour options; Awesome Lemon, Awesome Navy, Awesome Iceblue and Awesome Lilac.

The Samsung Galaxy A35 5G is expected to be launched soon with its elder sibling the Samsung Galaxy A55 5G around Rs 48,000 for the 8/128GB option and Rs 50,000 for the 8/256GB option.

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Dahal is a gadget/auto writer at Onlinekhabar.

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