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Samsung unveils the Galaxy A6 and the A6+

Design for Photography and with Infinity Display
cjmagowan  —  10 months ago ( May 02, 2018 )    |    News

Samsung has been teasing us with yet another device to play with. That is the new Galaxy A6 and its larger sibling the Galaxy A6+. Both of which are marketed as Premium mid-range devices and that’s probably because you’ll get something from what the company has offered in its high-end segments at a price that most people could actually afford.


First, we’ll take a look on what makes these two devices good enough for every smartphone user. The Samsung brand slapped on the back on these devices would tell you that you’re in for the best devices in the market. The new Galaxy A6 and the A6+ are all having a super AMOLED display with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio and not just a full-screen display but the Infinity display from the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series devices. Built from a full-metal build, the handset looks and feels premium with a stylized antenna lines that’s not really awkward to see. And then there’s Dolby ATMOS support for superb audio playback.

The Galaxy A6 and the A6+ are powered by an undisclosed octa-core processor running at 1.6GHz and 1.8GHz respectively. Both are available with either 3GB or 4GB of RAM and storage from 32GB or 64GB with microSD card support of up to 256GB. It comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, facial recognition function, Always-On display, App Pair, Bixby and Samsung Pay.

While these two devices has something to share in common, they are meant to differ in some areas and that’s what we are going to tell you next.

The Galaxy A6’s display measures 5.6-inch in viewing angle and will only be available in 720p resolution, it’s super AMOLED though so you’d still get the best entertainment experience even at this point. The Galaxy A6+ on the other hand has a bigger and richer display with its 6.0-inch screen with a full-HD+ resolution.

Samsung made the new Galaxy A6 devices for imaging. Like the latest Samsung flagship devices, the Galaxy A6 comes with a single 16 Megapixel main camera while the Galaxy A6+ are equipped with two sensors comprising a 16 Megapixel main camera and a 5 Megapixel depth sensor which makes the Galaxy A6+ special as it supports bokeh effect right from the sensors. These cameras both have brighter Aperture at f/1.7 with the depth sensor on the A6+ having an f/1.9 Aperture. These cameras features Phase Detection AF except for the secondary sensor on the Galaxy A6+ having a fixed focus lens. They’re coupled with an LED flash to assist in low-light conditions.

On the front, The Galaxy A6 is equipped with a 16 Megapixel camera while the Galaxy A6+ comes with 24 Megapixel sensor. Like the rest of the A series 2018 lineup, the Galaxy A6 and the A6+ also includes a front-facing LED flash to take the best Selfies even in the dark.

Out of the box, the Galaxy A6 series boots Android 8.0 Oreo with Samsung Experience UI 9.0. A 3000mAh battery keeps the Galaxy A6 running while the Galaxy A6+ comes with a heftier battery pack at 3500mAh.

The Galaxy A6 and the Galaxy A6+ prices are yet to be disclosed but they will be announced to as soon as they become available early this May in some parts of Europe, Asia and Latin America, and then globally to additional markets throughout South Korea, Africa and China. Customers can choose between Black, Gold, Lavender, and Blue color variants when they become available for purchase.