Samsung quietly announces the Galaxy A6 and Galaxy A6+

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 A6Galaxy A6+
AnnouncedMay 2, 2018May 2, 2018
Display5.6-inch HD+ Super AMOLED Display, 720 x 14806.0-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED Display, 1080 x 2220
ProcessorOcta-core 1.6GHzOcta-core 1.8GHz
RAM3/4GB3/4GB
Storage32/64GB32/64GB
Rear Camera16MP (f/1.7)16MP (f/1.7) + 5MP (f/1.9)
Front Camera16MP (f/1.9)24MP (f/1.9)
Battery3,000mAh (non-removable)3500mAh (non-removable),
ChargingUSB Type BUSB Type B
SoftwareAndroid 8.0Android 8.0
ConnectivityWi-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**)
SensorsAccelerometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light SensorAccelerometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor
ColorsBlack, Gold, Blue and LavenderBlack, 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.

source: Samsung


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  • http://www.halfey.moe/ Halfey Halphstein

    They made the announcement so quiet that even the CPU name is unknown.