• Leaked renders reveal another Samsung handset is coming
  • The new handset is believed to be the Galaxy A70e
  • The device has a 3.5mm headphone jack and microUSB port

Shortly after Samsung unveiled its new flagships and released its second foldable smartphone, new leaks reveal what appears to be a new midrange smartphone designed for the power-hungry yet budget-conscious consumer.

In partnership with Compare Raja, noted tipster Steve Hemmerstoffer (AKA @OnLeaks) has leaked images of the alleged Galaxy A70e handset, a midrange device that follows in the footsteps of the Galaxy A70 and Galaxy A70s. The device has some features that might interest those who are looking for new features combined with simplicity, and don't want to spend much on newer accessories.

For starters, the renders reveal that the device has a waterdrop notch instead of a punch hole like the one on the Galaxy S10 series. Samsung used an Infinity-V display instead of an Infinity-U display, however, Phone Arena reported. This results in slightly thicker bezels and a thicker chin.

The renders also show that the display only measures 6.1 inches, which is smaller compared to the 6.7-inch display on the Galaxy A70. The in-display fingerprint scanner was also replaced with a more traditional, capacitive sensor located at the back of the handset. This means the device will appeal to those looking for a smaller handset.

Per the images, the Galaxy A70e has three cameras in the camera module located at the top left side of the phone's back. Users shouldn't expect the camera setup to be better than the one on the Galaxy A70 and Galaxy A70s, though, as the Galaxy A70e is expected to sell for a lower price.

The renders also reveal that the device as a 3.5mm headphone jack, which is perfect for those who love to use wired headphones and earbuds. This will allow users to plug the device into any electronic audio equipment at home, and will be useful for those who don't have wireless speakers.

Interestingly, Samsung has opted to use a microUSB port instead of a USB-C port. Some might not like the Korean giant's decision to use the legacy port for the device, but those who are still using older handsets will appreciate it. This makes the Galaxy A70e a good choice for those who are upgrading from an old device, particularly those sold before 2015.

Nothing is known about the device's pricing or release date at the moment. Stay tuned for more details as they come.

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