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Samsung Galaxy A30 and A50 turn up the heat, make Super AMOLED affordable

The Samsung A30 and A50 are the company's latest addition in the mid-range segment.

Published onFebruary 25, 2019

Samsung Galaxy A30 and A50 Front

Update: September 26, 2019 – You can get the Galaxy A50 for free, with an eligible phone trade-in, at Samsung’s official site. This offer ends October 31.

The Galaxy S10 might grab the eyeballs but Samsung’s bread and butter lies in the mid-range value segment. In an attempt to bolster the company’s mid-range lineup, Samsung has announced two new A series smartphones — the Samsung Galaxy A30 and Galaxy A50.

The handsets are aimed at providing aspirational features at a more affordable price point, although Samsung hasn’t actually confirmed pricing details and availability just yet.

Samsung has an event scheduled in India later today where we expect to glean a bit more information. The new A series phones follows the launch of the Galaxy M10 and M20 that, once again, have their sights set on entry level and mid-range competitors.

The Samsung Galaxy A30 and A50 are fairly similar devices. Both phones have a 6.4-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display. That alone makes the all-new Galaxy A series a very interesting product. The display is of the Infinity-U variety which means that you can expect a reasonably small “waterdrop” notch.

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The A30 being the more affordable of the two gets an Exynos 7904 chipset which uses a combination of dual 1.8GHz Cortex A73 chips paired with six Cortex A53 cores clocked at 1.6GHz.

RAM varies between 3GB and 4GB depending on the storage variant you opt for. Talking about storage, the base model ships with 32GB of ROM and you can step up to a higher end 64GB version.

The Galaxy A50 packs a little more grunt under the hood. Powering the phone is an Exynos 9610 chipset with four Cortex-A73 cores clocked at 2.3GHz as well as four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.7GHz. Like the Galaxy A30, the A50 ships in two different variants with 4GB and 6GB of RAM clubbed with 64GB or 128GB of storage. Both the phones support microSD cards for storage expansion.

The other big differentiator is the camera layout. The Galaxy A30 sports a 16-megapixel primary camera paired with a 5-megapixel ultra-wide secondary camera. The Galaxy A50, on the other hand, has a 25-megapixel primary camera as well as 5MP and 8MP secondary cameras. The additional sensors capture depth information and are used to take ultra-wide images.

Battery capacity on both the phones is the same and both devices support fast charging as well. Meanwhile, the Galaxy A50 has an in-display fingerprint sensor making it a bit more appealing.

Do you think the devices will be able to take on competitors like Xiaomi’s Redmi Note series? Let us know in the comments!

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