Samsung Galaxy A10 and A40 have already received their “S” refreshes in the Galaxy A10s and Galaxy A40s. Today the South Korean behemoth announced two new S-appended A-series smartphones, the Galaxy A30s and A50s, which are said to be the incrementally upgraded versions of the Galaxy A30 and A50 that were launched earlier this year in February.
To note, the Galaxy A series of smartphones are geared towards the mid-range segment in competition with the Chinese smartphones that have heavily dominated this space in quick time. The Galaxy A50s and A30s coming with upgraded cameras, new color options, and attractive rear design aim to lure more customers from this segment into Samsung fold.
The upgraded design at the back of these phone comes with a unique geometric pattern and futuristic holographic effect, making the phone quite eye-catching. The Galaxy A50s and A30s have been announced to be available in four color options: Prism Crush Black, Prism Crus White, Prism Crush White, and Prism Crush Violet.
Both the smartphones run One UI 1.5 based on Android 9 Pie, have 512GB microSD expansion support and are powered by a 4,000mAh battery with 15W fast charging support over a USB Type-C port. The handsets duo also gets the Game Booster feature from the Galaxy Note 10 series which is going on sale tomorrow. Also, the Galaxy A30s now acquires an in-display fingerprint scanner in line with the Galaxy A50/50s.
Since the camera is the theme around which the Galaxy A50s and A30s are made, we will first talk about it. The Galaxy A50s sports the triple-rear-camera setup similar to the Galaxy A50, but the A50’s 25MP primary sensor has been replaced with the trendy 48MP sensor in the A50s. The 8MP ultra-wide-angle sensor and the 5MP depth sensor from the Galaxy A50 have, however, been carried over to. Upfront, there is a 32MP selfie shooter, again up from the 25MP selfie shooter on the Galaxy A50.
Unlike the Galaxy A30, the A30s tacks on triple-rear cameras comprising a 25MP primary sensor in place of the 16MP sensor, a secondary 8MP ultra-wide-angle sensor, and a tertiary 5MP depth sensor. Incidentally, the triple camera configuration of the Galaxy A30s turns out to be the same as the Galaxy A50. The A30s’s selfie camera at 16MP remains unchanged.
As for other specs, the Galaxy A50s flaunts a 6.4-inch full HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity-U Display and an Exynos 9610 SoC paired with 4GB/6GB RAM and 64GB/128GB default storage.
On the other hand, the Galaxy A30s sports a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED Infinity-V Display with HD+ resolution (versus the FHD+ resolution of the A30). An Exynos 7904 SoC paired with 3GB/4GB RAM and 32GB/63GB/128GB internal storage pumps power from under the hood.
Despite the formal announcement of the two phones, Samsung is yet to reveal the details about their pricing and availability.
It must be noted that the Galaxy A50, in particular, has been the largest selling A-series phone from Samsung so far, so the pricing of the Galaxy A50s assumes a lot more importance. If Samsung manages to keep the price of the Galaxy A50s same as the Galaxy A50, it will serve the company well for competing with other Chinese brands