Samsung’s mid-range offerings are getting two new entries: the Galaxy A6 and A6+. A step lower than the earlier launched Galaxy A8 and A8+, you still get some of Samsung’s flagship features packed into these new devices.
For one, the bigger Galaxy A6+ comes with a dual rear camera setup that support’s Samsung’s Live Focus feature. This feature seen in the current flagship S and Note devices lets users adjust the background blur in your shots in real time as well as after the photo is taken. Bixby is also supported on both devices, but you don’t get a dedicated Bixby button here. What you do get similar to the flagships are rear-mounted fingerprint sensors located below the camera.
Samsung Galaxy A6+The look of the new phones are a mashup of some Samsung devices. It is similar to last year’s Galaxy J7 Pro with its aluminum unibody and antenna band design. Its camera and fingerprint layout though take cues from the Galaxy A8 line and even the Galaxy S9.
Both phones sport the Samsung dubbed “Infinity Display” with 18.5:9 aspect ratio screens. The Galaxy A6 has a 5.6-inch HD+ screen with 1,480 x 720 resolution, while the Galaxy A6+ has a 6-inch FHD+ display with 1,080 x 2,220 resolution. Both are dual SIM devices with 4G LTE support as well.
The former runs on an Exynos 7870 1.6GHz octa-core processor, Android 8.0 Oreo, 3GB of RAM, 32GB internal storage (which is expandable up to 256GB via a dedicated microSD), and 3,000mAh battery. This dual SIM device opts for one rear and front shooter, both with 16-megapixel shooters. The rear has an f/1.7 aperture and the front has an f/1.9 aperture. It’s available in black and gold and is priced at P16,490.
The Galaxy A6+, on the other hand, packs in a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core processor, 4GB of RAM, 32GB internal storage (which is also expandable up to 256GB), and 3,500mAh battery. As mentioned, you get a dual rear camera setup with a main 16-megapixel AF shooter with f/1.7 aperture and secondary 5-megapixel FF sensor with f/1.9 aperture. The front camera is a 24-megapixel shooter with f/1.9 aperture. This model will come in black and bold blue and is priced at P22,990.
Samsung will be bringing both phones to the country starting June 9, 2018. (It was initially said to drop on June 18.)