Samsung’s flagship smartphone lineup involves principally each service and each nation on Earth, however the firm is way more selective with regards to cheaper units. As we speak Samsung introduced that its midrange smartphone lineup can be coming to the US this summer season, beginning with the $349.99 Samsung Galaxy A50. The A50 was initially introduced in February and is simply now making its solution to the US.
You will not discover Samsung’s trademark “hole punch” digital camera cutout from the Galaxy S10 right here; the corporate is as a substitute going with a teardrop notch for the 25MP entrance digital camera, which makes the A50 look loads just like the OnePlus 6T. It is definitely not as distinctive as chopping a gap within the show, but it surely is more room environment friendly, permitting the A50 entrance digital camera to suit inside the conventional Android standing bar. The Galaxy S10 entrance digital camera is so deep into the show that it requires a double-height standing bar to encompass it.
On the again is a triple-camera setup, that includes a 25MP most important digital camera, an 8MP wide-angle lens, and a 5MP depth sensor. There is no rear fingerprint reader as a result of the Galaxy A50 options an in-display fingerprint reader, which is shortly turning into the norm for Android smartphones. Whereas the S10 has an ultrasonic fingerprint reader, this system has an optical reader, similar to a OnePlus cellphone.
The $350 Galaxy A50 can be up in opposition to different midrange telephones just like the $400 Google Pixel 3A. When Google made the bounce to a lower cost level, it swapped out the Pixel 3’s glass again for a plastic one, so is the Galaxy A50 physique glass or plastic? It is uh, “Glasstic.” in keeping with Samsung’s authentic press launch from February. Fingers-on stories point out that this can be a corny title for clear plastic again layered over prime of a coloured again layer. So it is the identical development you’d get with a glass-backed flagship, however accomplished in plastic as a substitute.
For specs, we have now a 6.4-inch, 2340×1080 OLED show; an eight-core, 2.3GHz Samsung Exynos 9610 SoC; 4GB of RAM; 64GB of storage (with expandable MicroSD storage), 1 USB-C port; 3.5mm headphone jack; and a 4000mAh battery. Internationally, not all variations of the Galaxy A50 have NFC, however the US model can be packing it, so you may be good for cell funds. This can be a cheaper system, so you might be notably lacking out on wi-fi charging and water resistance.
The cellphone comes with Android 9 Pie (with Samsung’s UI slathered on prime) and doesn’t have month-to-month safety updates. In accordance with Samsung’s safety web page, updates will arrive “quarterly” for the A50.
The A50 can be out June 13 within the US. Samsung tells us that “major carriers offering select Galaxy A Series smartphones include Verizon, AT&T, Comcast, Sprint, T-Mobile, and U.S. Cellular,” but it surely’s unclear which units within the Galaxy A line (there are a number of) can be coming to which carriers.