Samsung Galaxy A30 & Galaxy A50 officially announced
On February 27, Samsung is launching the Galaxy M30 in India and just a day after, we will see the new ‘A’ series phones launching in India. Today, Samsung announced two new ‘A’ series phones globally, the Galaxy A30 and Galaxy A50. We know that the Samsung will launch at least three new ‘A’ series phones in India and these could be Galaxy A10, A30, and A50. Since the Samsung Galaxy A30 and Galaxy A50 were announced globally today, the major specs are now out.
DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics, said –
We are committed to providing meaningful progress to everyone for a better mobile experience, and that innovation starts with the upgraded Galaxy A Series. People are changing the way they connect, and their smartphones need to keep up. Our new Galaxy A Series offers improvements to the essential features that will support these live interactions, with diverse options to meet their ever-changing needs.
SAMSUNG GALAXY A30
Starting with the Samsung Galaxy A30, it is similar to the Galaxy M30 with some design changes and some compromises. First, there is a 3D Glasstic back panel, and second, the phone has an Infinity-U display on the front (U-Shaped Notch). Just like the M20, the A30 has an oval-shaped fingerprint scanner on the back, a vertical dual camera setup, a noticeable bottom chin, etc.
Coming to the specs, the Galaxy A30 has a 6.4-inch Full-HD+ Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels. The octa-core 1.8GHz Exynos 7904 processor powers the Galaxy A30 and there is 3/4GB RAM along with 32/64GB storage. So, the processor remains the same as the M30.
Unlike the M30, the battery is now a 4,000mAh unit, so you aren’t getting that huge 5,000mAh battery like the Galaxy M30, but still, the USB Type-C port and Fast Charging are present. There are dual rear cameras that include a primary 16MP F/1.8 camera and a secondary 5MP f/2.2 ultra-wide angle camera. On the front, the phone has a 16MP f/2.0 camera.
It is worth mentioning that the M30 is coming with a triple camera setup, so that’s one more thing that’s different when you compare the M30 with A30. Other features include Face Unlock, Fingerprint scanner, Bixby Home, etc.
SAMSUNG GALAXY A50
The Samsung Galaxy A50 is the most feature-packed among the three (A10, A30, and A50). It has the same 3D Glasstic back as the A30, but as you can see, there is no rear-facing fingerprint scanner. This is because the Galaxy A50 has an in-display fingerprint reader. This is the first for an ‘A’ series phone, so that’s interesting.
The processor gets an upgrade as well as there is now the 10nm 2.3GHz Exynos 9610 processor which is the first 10nm processor in the Exynos 7 series.
Just like the A30, the Galaxy A50 has an Infinity-U display, and it is the same 6.4-inch Super AMOLED FHD+ panel. On the rear, it gets triple cameras that include a primary 25MP f/1.7 camera, a secondary 5MP depth sensor, and a third 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera. On the front, the phone has a 25MP camera with f/2.0 aperture. Features like Scene Optimizer, Live Focus, Selfie Focus, etc. are there.
The Samsung Galaxy A50 comes in four colors – Black, White, Blue, and Coral. It too has 4,000mAH battery and USB Type-C port. The A50 comes with 4/6GB RAM and 64/128GB ROM.
Samsung has only announced the Galaxy A30 and A50, so there is no word on the pricing yet. Looking at the Galaxy A30’s specs, we don’t think the price will go above Rs 15,000 in India.