Samsung announces the Galaxy A6 and A6+ with Super AMOLED screens and advanced cameras

Samsung’s flagship smartphones get a lot of coverage, but not everyone can afford the latest state-of-the-art handsets. The South Korean tech giant offers a number of more affordable devices, and today it announces the Galaxy A6 and A6+.

The new phones feature powerful front and rear cameras, Super AMOLED screens and Samsung’s signature Infinity Display, offering an 18.5:9 screen ratio. The larger Galaxy A6+’s Dual Camera has a Live Focus mode, meaning users can control the depth of field and bokeh effect before or after taking a shot.

The phone supports Dolby Atmos optimized audio through headphones and includes face recognition and fingerprint scanning.

App Pair allows users to pair two apps, for multi-tasking, and the Always on Display lets users get information at a glance without unlocking their device. The Galaxy A6 and A6+ also support Bixby Vision, Home, Reminder, and Samsung Pay.

"At Samsung we are committed to providing our consumers with the very best smartphone experience, while meeting their practical needs," said Junho Park, Vice President of Global Product Planning, Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics. "The Galaxy A6 and A6+ draws on Samsung’s smartphone heritage to combine everyday convenience with an impressive camera that lets users capture, personalize and share moments, in a way that lets them uniquely express themselves."

Available from early May starting in select European, Asian and Latin American markets, before rolling out globally to additional markets throughout South Korea, Africa and China, the Galaxy A6 and A6+ are available in Black, Gold, Blue and Lavender. No word on pricing as of yet.

Samsung Galaxy A6 and A6+ Product Specifications

  Samsung Galaxy A6 Samsung Galaxy A6+
Display 5.6” HD+ (720x1480) Super AMOLED 6.0” FHD+ (1080x2220) Super AMOLED
Camera Rear 16MP AF (F1.7) Front 16MP FF (F1.9) Rear 16MP AF (F1.7) + 5MP FF (F1.9)
Front 24MP FF (F1.9)
Dimension 149.9 x 70.8 x 7.7 mm 160.2 x 75.7 x 7.9 mm
AP Octa Core 1.6GHz Octa Core 1.8GHz
Memory7 3GB / 4GB RAM
32GB / 64GB Internal Storage
Up to 256GB Micro SD
3GB / 4GB RAM
32GB / 64GB Internal Storage
Up to 256GB Micro SD
Battery 3,000mAh 3,500mAh
OS Android 8.0
Network LTE Cat.6, 2CA
Connectivity 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**)
*May vary by country
**BeiDou coverage may be limited.
Sonsors Accelerometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor
Audio MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA
Video MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM

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