India is expecting the Galaxy A34 and A54 on March 28, but as it turns out, another phone will launch a few days before then – the Samsung Galaxy F14 is coming on March 24 at 12 noon local time. Samsung officially confirmed the date and some of the rumored features.
The F14 will be the segment’s only phone with a 5nm chipset – according to the fine print, the segment in question is ₹10,000-₹15,000. That’s lower than some rumors suggested (the F13 launched at ₹12,000 last year).
Said chipset is the new Exynos 1330, which is already used in the Galaxy M14 (to which this phone is closely related to) and the A14. We have seen it in multiple leaks, including on Geekbench. It supports 13 5G bands, so the phone can connect to the country’s budding next-gen network. And it will have up to 6GB of real RAM and up to 6GB of virtual RAM.
Samsung Galaxy F14: Exynos 1330 • Android 13/One UI 5.0 out of box • 2 OS updates, 4 years of patches
The Galaxy F14 will receive 2 OS updates and 4 years of security patches, the same as the A14. While not as much as higher end A-series phones get, this is still more than what a typical phone in this price class gets. The phone will come with Android 13/One UI 5.0 out of the box.
Moving on, Samsung confirms that the screen will be 6.6” with FHD+ resolution and Gorilla Glass 5 protection. There’s no mention of the refresh rate, but that should be 90Hz like on the M14.
Samsung Galaxy F14: 6.6″ FHD+ display (with GG5) • 6,000mAh battery, 25W charging • 13 5G bands
One upgrade from the M14 is that the Galaxy F14’s 6,000mAh battery will charge at 25W (up from 15W). There’s no word on the cameras, but the M14 has a 50MP main on the back plus a 13MP selfie on the front and we don’t expect the F-model to differ.
The Samsung F14 will be available through Flipkart, you can also find a landing page on Samsung.com. It looks like we’re getting three colorways: black, green and purple, though we’re sure that they will have fancier names than that (“GOAT Green” is one of the names we heard).