- Information just leaked from Samsung itself, giving us the details on the Samsung Galaxy A6 and Galaxy A6 Plus.
- The Galaxy A6 looks to be a basic low-to-mid-range device, while the Galaxy A6 Plus seems like a more robust phone for its speculated price.
- No release date is yet known, but both devices will likely land in May.
A month ago, we got wind that the Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus was coming soon through a support page showing up on Samsung’s Poland portal. Now, we have another leak that gives us pretty much everything we need to know about both the Samsung Galaxy A6 and Galaxy A6 Plus devices.
As of now, the only two bits of information that an Indonesian listing on the official Samsung site doesn’t tell us is a precise availability date and pricing. However, since this listing page is mostly complete, we can extrapolate that both devices will land sometime soon, likely in May. We can also assume pricing based on the Samsung Galaxy A8 and Galaxy A8 Plus, the more expensive brethren to the mid-range A6 line.
Let’s start with the vanilla Samsung Galaxy A6. According to the Samsung listing, the Galaxy A6 is a pretty bare-bones mid-range device. It has a 5.6-inch display with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio and a resolution of 1480 x 720. It has a single camera on the back (16MP, f1.7) and a selfie camera on the front with similar power (16MP, f1.9). Underneath the rear camera is a fingerprint sensor (looks like Samsung is entirely done with the mistake of putting the sensor on the side of the camera).
Inside, the Galaxy A6 is powered on an octa-core, 1.6GHz processor. The listing doesn’t say explicitly what processor that is, but Sam Mobile speculates that it’s the Exynos 7870. We do know that it will have 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, expandable up to 256GB through the microSD slot. Everything is powered by a 3,000mAh battery.
The Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus pumps up some of those specs. The 6-inch screen is bigger with a better resolution of 2220 x 1080. The rear camera becomes a dual-camera setup with an additional 5MP f1.9 sensor, and the front camera gets a big boost to a 24MP f1.9 sensor.
Inside, the processor is an octa-core, 1.8GHz model, which Sam Mobile speculates is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450. There’s a little boost of RAM to 4GB, but no boost to internal storage. However, the microSD slot can handle an extra 400GB, so that should give you a bit more room. The battery gets a slight boost too, at 3,500mAh.
Notably, both phones feature a camera flash on both the front and the back.
Both phones will also offer facial recognition technology and access to Samsung’s virtual assistant, Bixby. However, only Bixby Vision, Home, and Reminder will be available; Bixby Voice is not present on the devices. It’s likely that both devices will ship with Android 8.1 Oreo, but that is not totally confirmed.
The color choices will be blue, black, and gold.
Sam Mobile speculates that pricing for the devices is likely to be between $350 and $400 for the Galaxy A6 and between $450 and $500 for the Galaxy A6 Plus. The price seems a little high for what you get with the Galaxy A6, but the Galaxy A6 Plus looks like it will be a good deal.
Separate from this Indonesian page, a video of a Samsung representative showing off the device also leaked to YouTube. You can watch that here, although it doesn’t give any more concrete info about the devices:
Once Samsung announces the devices, we’ll have a better idea of pricing and release dates. Until then, what do you think of the Galaxy A6 line? Will you be interested in buying? Let us know in the comments!
April 30, 2018 at 06:47AM