Samsung Electronics is updating the Galaxy A Series with its latest innovations like on-screen fingerprint and multiple cameras, while keeping to mid-tier pricing.
The new models are the A50 and A30, which share a smooth curved form factor, though the A50 is the higher end of the two with more features and better specs.
The A50 has a triple camera setup on the rear, with a 25-megapixel main camera, 8-megapixel ultra-wide lens, and a 5-megapixel depth sensor.
The A50 has a dual rear camera set up with a 16-megapixel main camera and 5-megapixel depth sensor. Both have a single front facing camera.
Samsung says the A50 has an Intelligent Switch function which identifies and recommends when to use the Wide Shot mode, while the depth sensor allows for the Live Focus feature to introduce the bokeh effect to a photo.
The A50 also has on-screen fingerprint unlocking, similar to the recently launched flagship Galaxy S10 line. Meanwhile the A30 is equipped with a rear fingerprint sensor and also face unlock.
Samsung Electronics president and CEO DJ Koh says the company is committed to providing meaningful progress to everyone, starting with the upgraded Galaxy A Series.
“People are changing the way they connect, and their smartphones need to keep up. Our new Galaxy A Series offers improvements to the essential features that will support these live interactions, with diverse options to meet their ever-changing needs,” he adds.
The A50 comes in two models –with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, or 6GB RAM and 128GB storage – while the A30 also comes in two flavours namely 3GB RAM with 32GB storage, as well as 4GB RAM with 64GB storage.
Both have a micro SD card slot able to accommodate up to 512GB storage. Both phones boast the large 6.4in Super AMOLED Infinity-U display and 4,000 mAh battery capable of fast charging.
The phones will come in four colour options: Black, White, Blue and Coral, though neither the pricing nor the date of availability have been confirmed as yet.
To note, last year's Galaxy A series models are priced at RM1,999 for the higher end A9 and RM1,099 for the more affordable A7.