Samsung Releases Galaxy A6 and A6+ Smartphones
After weeks of speculation and rumors, Samsung has officially announced the refresh of their mid-range Galaxy A smartphones. The Galaxy A6 and A6+ will come with an OLED display with 18.5 aspect ratio and upgraded internals compared to the previous generation. Notably, the larger version will also come with a double camera setup at the back, similar to the situation with the high-end Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+.
The regular new A6 phone will come with a 5.6 inch display with a 720p resolution,while the slightly larger A6+ at 6 inches and a Full HD resolution. The company will most likely use one of their own mid-range Exynos chips to deliver the horsepower, although Samsung hasn’t specified the exact soc except for the fact that both phones will be outfitted with octacores. The fingerprint scanner is positioned at the back, underneath the camera.
Rumors have reported that the lower-priced A6 will come with the Exynos 7870 while the larger A6+ will use a Snapdragon 450 by Qualcomm instead, although it’s best to take the soc information with a grain of salt until Samsung announces specific details. In terms of internal memory and storage, the phones will come in 3 GB/4 GB RAM and 32 GB/64 GB of storage combinations.
The dual camera setup at the back of the Galaxy A6+ will consist of a 16-megapixel primary snapper with f/1.7 aperture, while the second camera has a resolution of 5 megapixels and f/1.9 aperture and will mostly be used for depth and bokeh effects.
Both phones will ship with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box and will come with Samsung’s own Experience user interface. The Galaxy A6 and A6+ should hit the shelves by the end of May. A recommended retail price for the States hasn’t been announced yet, although Samsung’s new mid-range devices will cost €309 and €369 in Europe. Given that Samsung’s other devices are priced the same in Europe and overseas, it’s likely that these will be the USD prices as well.