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Galaxy A6/A6+ are finally official on Samsung's website

All eyes have been on the Galaxy S9 recently, but Samsung has something else in the works. If you follow the brand, you'll know what we're talking about: the next-gen Galaxy A6, a more modest device in terms of specs and price. This mid-range phone is now official on the Samsung website, and there are no more secrets.

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An A series display, J series body

The two devices use a metal structure and an 18.5:9 format for the display. As with the A8 and A8+ 2018, the glass covering the Always On display will be flat, not curved. 

On the back, we can see that it's made of metal, which is taken from the J series. The fingerprint reader is similar to the S9, which is positioned right under the camera. The new Galaxy A6 and A6+ also follows the design used for the Galaxy S8. The design is simple and will feature an infinite display. The two models will differ in size: 14.8 x 70.8 x 7.7 mm for the Galaxy A6, and 160.2 x 75.7 x 7.9 mm for the A6+. The plus version will have a dual camera.

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The Plus version will feature a dual camera / © TechTastic

What do you think about the new Galaxy A6 and A6+? Are you interested in the mid-range? Leave a comment.

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Nothing surprising with the specs

The smaller of the two models, the Galaxy A6, uses a Samsung Exynos 7870 SoC core octa 1.6GHz, 3GB or 4GB of RAM and a 5.6-inch display at 18.5:9 aspect ratio with HD+ resolution. The Galaxy A6 Plus will use a Qualcomm SoC Snapdragon 625, 3GB or 4 GB of RAM and a 6-inch display in 18.5:9 format with FullHD+ resolution.

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The design is elegant, yet durable / © Samsung

This places the Galaxy A6 just slightly below the Galaxy A8 2018 in terms of power and exactly on par in terms of display size. The presence of a micro USB charging port is where the device also differs, as a USB Type-C was used in the models presented in January.

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The devices will be available in four colors / © Samsung Newsroom

Samsung Galaxy A6 uses a single 16MP rear camera with f/1.7 and a 16MP front camer with a f/1.9 aperture. There is a small upgrade with the Galaxy A6+ which has a dual 16MP camera with a f/1.7 and 5MP with an f/1.9 aperture, and a 24MP camera selfie with f/1.9.

Samsung Galaxy A6: technical specs

  Samsung Galaxy A6
Display 5.6" HD+ (720x1480 pixel), 18.5:9, Super AMOLED
Processor Exynos 7870 octa-core (8x 1.6 GHz)
RAM 3GB / 4GB
Internal Memory 32GB / 64GB (expandable via MicroSD up to 256GB)
Rear Camera 16MP f/1.7 AF
Front Camera 16MP f/1.9 FF
Battery 3000mAh, charge via MicroUSB
System Android 8.0 Oreo
Other

Fingerprint sensor, 3.5mm headphone jack, NFC

Samsung Galaxy A6+: technical specs

  Samsung Galaxy A6+
Display 6.0" HD+ (1080x2220 pixel), 18,5:9, Super AMOLED
Processor Snapdragon 625 (8x 1.8 GHz)
RAM 3GB / 4GB
Internal Memory 32GB / 64GB (expandable via MicroSD up to 256GB)
Rear Camera 16MP f/1.7 AF + 5MP f/1.9 FF

Front Camera

24MP f/1.9 FF
Battery 3500mAh, charge via MicroUSB
System Android 8.0 Oreo
Extra

Fingerprint sensor, 3.5mm headphone jack, NFC

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Why has Samsung has opted for a Micro USB? / © AndroidPIT

When will it arrive to the US?

There has been no mention as of yet when the A6 and A6+ will be released in the US or how much it will cost, so we'll keep you updated when we know more. The A5 was launched at $399, so we can expect a similar price tag.

What do you think about these mid-range smartphones? Do you think Samsung is making some interesting decisions? Share your thoughts in the comments. 

Source: Samsung

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  • Wow...the two phones is looking elegant but not as sexy as the S9.


  • storm 7 months ago Link to comment

    The Moto g series is better price with more performance.


  • While the 18:9 format makes big phones somewhat more grip / pocket interesting, I'd rather pay less for a smaller phone with the same specs, or pay the same for a smaller phone with better specs. It's not clear what extra cameras get me - won't pay a plug nickel for blurry portrait backgrounds, but optical telephoto, b/w sensor or low-light are selling points. Could be in the market after Xmas, and am still waiting for "my" 5" phone.


  • My problem with Samsung phones still remains the battery. Huawei or Xioami at this price segment will offer something decent that will endure when you are out power reach...


  • I think Huawei offerings at this price point are better.

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