Samsung has been rumored to be working on two different variants of the Galaxy A10, reportedly dubbed A10e and A10s. The Galaxy A10e has now been certified by the FCC, suggesting the entry-level smartphone may become available in the US soon after its official introduction.
The FCC documentation confirms the smartphone will indeed carry the Galaxy A10e moniker. Apart from that, however, there is nothing else that has been revealed by the smartphone’s FCC certification. It may be noted that the Galaxy A10e with the model number SM-A102U was caught on the Geekbench benchmark database recently, revealing some details regarding the hardware inside the phone.
The SM-A102U listing on Geekbench lists the device as being powered by an Exynos 7885 octa-core processor. However, it is more likely that the Galaxy A10e will have the same Exynos 7884 octa-core processor as the standard Galaxy A10. Geekbench gets the name of the chipset wrong at times, so this is definitely not surprising. The Geekbench single-core score of 1,163 and a multi-core score of 3,581 also suggest that the device will actually have an Exynos 7884 under the hood.
Since the Galaxy A10e is expected to be an entry-level Android smartphone, it will only include 2GB of RAM. Samsung Galaxy A10, which was announced in February this year, also packs the same amount of RAM. Like other Galaxy A-series smartphones that Samsung has launched this year, the Galaxy A10e will debut with the Android 9 Pie-based One UI right out of the box.
Based on all the information that is available currently, the Samsung Galaxy A10e will not be very different from the Galaxy A10 in many ways. It will have the exact same hardware and will have Samsung’s latest One UI running on top of Android 9.0. Going by the name of the handset, it is possible that the most notable difference between the two phones will be the screen size. Similar to the Galaxy S10e, the Galaxy A10e may feature a smaller display than the standard Galaxy A10.