LG wasn’t the only company to announce something today; Samsung quietly announced a new range of mid-range devices with the Galaxy A6 and Galaxy A6+, offering more budget-friendly hardware in a sleek design with Samsung’s (in)famous software and extra features.
|Galaxy A6||Galaxy A6+|
|Announced||May 2, 2018||May 2, 2018|
|Display||5.6-inch HD+ Super AMOLED Display, 720 x 1480||6.0-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED Display, 1080 x 2220|
|Processor||Octa-core 1.6GHz||Octa-core 1.8GHz|
|Rear Camera||16MP (f/1.7)||16MP (f/1.7) + 5MP (f/1.9)|
|Front Camera||16MP (f/1.9)||24MP (f/1.9)|
|Battery||3,000mAh (non-removable)||3500mAh (non-removable),|
|Charging||USB Type B||USB Type B|
|Software||Android 8.0||Android 8.0|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4/5GHz), HT40, Bluetooth® v 4.2 (LE up to 1Mbps), ANT+, USB Type-B, NFC(optional*), Location (GPS, Glonass, BeiDou**)||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4/5GHz), HT40, Bluetooth® v 4.2 (LE up to 1Mbps), ANT+, USB Type-B, NFC(optional*), Location (GPS, Glonass, BeiDou**)|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor||Accelerometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor|
|Colors||Black, Gold, Blue and Lavender||Black, Gold, Blue and Lavender|
The devices sport Samsung’s Infinity Display in 5.6-inch and 6.0-inch flavors, although they aren’t quite as high resolution as what’s on the Galaxy S9, and no, there’s no curve. They do, however, have very small bezels, and that’s all you need for what Samsung considers an Infinity Display.
You’ll also find a slew of Samsung features on these devices, like Bixby (including Bixby Vision, Home, and Reminder), App Pair, Always On Display, Facial Recognition, and Dolby Atmos optimized audio. It’s not every single feature you’ll find in a flagship, but it’s pretty close.
The larger Galaxy A6+ is equipped with a dual camera system that’s lacking on the regular Galaxy A6, plus a front facing cam with a whopping 24-megapixel count. Both devices do have a fingerprint scanner, however.
Both the Galaxy A6 and Galaxy A6+ will be released in select European, Asian, and Latin American countries later this month for an undisclosed price, with more countries to follow over the next few months.