Samsung Galaxy A-series 2019: Which one is for you?
Samsung first introduced the Galaxy A series way back in 2014. After four generations of mid-range devices under the lineup, Samsung has decided to refresh the Galaxy A series for its fifth generation. Since MWC 2019, Samsung has been continuously announcing smartphones that are joining the A series lineup. It can get confusing for some, especially now that the company has officially announced six devices under the banner. Fret not, we’ve listed down the new A series smartphones and highlighted the features of each one. Check them out!
For those on a budget and looking for a mid-range smartphone with a large screen and the ability to run multiple apps, the Galaxy A10 might be for you. The first entry in the 2019 A series, the Galaxy A10 sports a 6.2-inch HD+ Infinity-V display and powered by an Exynos 7884 chipset. It comes with 2GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage, expandable up to 512GB. It has a 5MP selfie camera housed in the V-shaped, nearly triangular notch (hence the Infinity-V display term) and 13MP f/1.9 rear camera. It also has a 3,400mAh battery and comes with Android Pie out of the box.
Sitting between the A10 and A30 is the Galaxy A20. It’s powered by the same Exynos 7884 chipset as the Galaxy A10. However, it sports a larger 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display. It has an Infinity-V display, with the V-shaped notch housing the 8MP front camera, while situated on the rear are the 13MP + 5MP dual cameras. Other features include 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and 4,000mAh battery. The Galaxy A20 is ideal for those who want a Full HD+ screen and dual camera capabilities without paying for a premium price. The downside is that the A20 is only available in Russia at the moment.
For those looking something similar to Galaxy A20 but with a bigger RAM and storage options, there’s the Galaxy A30. It measures the same 6.4-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED screen as the Galaxy A20. However, it has an Infinity-U display instead, meaning that there’s a U-shaped notched on the smartphone, with the bottom more rounded than that of the Infinity-V display’s triangular one. It has a 16MP f/2.2 selfie camera, while the rear is equipped with a 16MP f/1.7 + 5MP f/2.2 dual camera setup, ideal for individuals who like taking wide-angle views. The smartphone is powered by Exynos 7885 comes with 3GB/4GB of RAM, 32GB/64GB of storage, and carries a 4,000mAh battery capacity. The A30 is currently available for pre-order in the Philippines.
As for the Galaxy A40, it features a 5.9-inch Super AMOLED Full HD+ screen. It also has Samsung’s Infinity-U display, meaning that the phone has U-shaped notch housing the front camera. The device is powered by Exynos 7904, has 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, expandable via microSD. On the rear sits a 16MP + 5MP dual cameras, while the selfie camera is a 25MP f/2.0 shooter, which is pretty good for those who are fond of doing selfie shots. The A40 is for those who’d like a smaller screen but still packed with great features, such as 4K video recording. The A40 will be available in the Netherlands on April 10.
Also sporting an Infinity-U display, the Galaxy A50‘s FHD+ super AMOLED screen measures at 6.4 inches. The phone comes with 4GB/6GB of RAM, 64GB/128GB of storage, powered by Exynos 9610. When it comes to cameras, the A50 has 25MP f/1.7 + 5MP f/2.2 + 8MP f/2.2 triple rear cameras, and a 25MP f/1.7 front camera. The A50 is pretty much ideal for those are into taking photos and those who’d like to up their selfie game, especially those who are fond of using the beauty mode. The A50 is currently available for pre-order in the Philippines.
The Galaxy A70 comes with a 6.7-inch Infinity-U display with a 20:9 aspect ratio, 6GB/8GB of RAM, and 128GB of internal storage. Placed inside the U-shaped notch is a 32MP selfie camera. It’s equipped with a 32MP f/1.7 + 8MP ultra wide angle + 5MP depth sensor triple rear cameras. Perhaps the one with the largest screen among the mentioned devices, users who are considering the A70 will pretty much have a phone made for entertainment, seeing as it also has a massive 4,5000mAh battery capacity. Both the front and rear cameras don’t sound too bad either; you pretty much get a smartphone that’s a bang for your buck.
There you go! That’s six smartphones belonging to Samsung’s refreshed Galaxy A series. Samsung will be officially unveiling the devices in its A Galaxy Event, happening on April 10, 2019. Stay tuned for that!
Author’s note: We didn’t include the A60 and A90 in this article as both smartphones have no official specs, features, or announcements yet.