With the expanded presence of Chinese phone makers in India, Samsung realized that it was time to revamp its budget and mid-range strategy to court buyers. And well, Galaxy A50 was one of the most likeable offerings that were born out of this decision. I mean, I quite liked the design and performance, which you can read all about in our review.
What we are here to talk about is its successor, the Galaxy A50s, which not only carries forward the legacy of this mid-ranger, but also brings along Samsung’s legacy of poorly naming scheme. So, let’s take a look at the specs and features of the Galaxy A50s:
Galaxy A50s: Specs and Features
Galaxy A50s boasts a design very similar to its predecessor, with the iridescent rainbow reflections under different light conditions. It’s still made out of glasstic as last time but with a new 3D prism pattern, which is glossy, as compared to a matte finish towards the edges.
The smartphone features a massive 6.4-inch Full-HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity-U display, with 2340×1080 pixels display resolution and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. There’s minimal bezels all-around, with a slightly bigger chin, and a 32MP (f/2.0) selfie camera housed in the notch up-top. There’s an optical in-display fingerprint sensor in tow here as well.
Samsung has made minor upgrades under the hood with this mid-ranger phone. Galaxy A50s is powered by the Exynos 9611 chipset, which is a step above its predecessor. It’s a new chipset that’s based on the 10nm process, with 4 cores clocked at 2.3GHz and the other 4 cores are clocked at 1.7GHz. This is coupled with up to 6GB RAM and 128GB storage, which is expandable up to 512GB. It runs Android 9 Pie-based OneUI out-of-the-box.
In the camera department, the Galaxy A50s still continues to boast a triple camera setup. Yeah, it isn’t making the leap to quad-cameras like everyone in the segment is doing just for namesake. This smartphone includes a 48MP (f/2.0) primary sensor, coupled with an 8MP ultra-wide lens with a large 123-degree field-of-view, and a 5MP depth sensor for crisp portraits.
The new Galaxy A50s includes all essential connectivity options including Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, and a USB Type-C port. There’s also a 4,000mAh battery on board and it’s the same capacity as its predecessor, with support for 15W fast-charging.
Galaxy A30s: Specs and Features
Alongside the Galaxy A50s, Samsung has also launched an upgrade for its Galaxy A30 budget phone from earlier this year. It sports a 6.4-inch HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity-V display on the front, with a 16MP selfie camera up-top and in-display fingerprint scanner.
Galaxy A30s is powered by the octa-core Exynos 7904 chipset, which is the same as its predecessor. It is paired with 4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage, and runs Android 9 Pie-based OneUI. This device also houses a 4,000mAh battery, with 15W fast-charging support.
One of the biggest changes aboard in this successor is the triple camera setup, which is packing a 25MP (f/1.7) primary camera, an 8MP ultra-wide lens, and a third 5MP depth sensor. The 3D prism design has been introduced here as well and it looks beautiful.
Price and Availability
Though Samsung had been teasing the launch of the Galaxy A30s and Galaxy A50s over the past couple of days, it hasn’t revealed the price and availability details for these two smartphones. This is weird but yeah, stay tuned as we will update the story with all this information as and when we learn about it.
The Galaxy A50s will be available in 3 vibrant color variants namely Prism Crush Black, Prism Crush Violet, and Prism Crush White.
Samsung Galaxy A50s has been priced starting at Rs. 22,999 for the 4GB+128GB base variant whereas the 6GB+128GB variant is going to retail for Rs. 24,999. On the other hand, the Galaxy A30s has been priced at Rs. 16,999 for the only 4GB+64GB variant. The prices are slightly higher when you compare the two devices to its predecessors. Plus, you could get the Redmi K20 with Snapdragon 730, a bezel-less screen, 48MP triple camera and a pop-up selfie module for the same price as the Galaxy A50s. I mean, it’s just the better deal among the two.