- Samsung Galaxy A6 and Galaxy A6+ have been launched in India
- Both new smartphones feature Samsung's Infinity Display
- The Galaxy A6 starts at Rs. 21,990
Samsung on Monday launched the Galaxy A6 and Galaxy A6+ smartphones featuring its flagship Infinity Display design in India, alongside the Galaxy J6 and Galaxy J8 models. Similar to the latest Galaxy J series models, the new Galaxy A6 and Galaxy A6+ offerings run Android Oreo out of the box and sport Super AMOLED display panels. The latest Galaxy A series models sport a metal unibody design and are available in three colour options, including Blue, Black, and Gold. Additionally, the Galaxy A6 and Galaxy A6+ have Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered camera features.
Top Highlights of Smartphone: Both the smartphones features Infinity Display and AI-powered cameras.
Samsung Galaxy A6, Galaxy A6+ Price, Release date, and Launch Offers
Samsung Galaxy A6 price in India has been set at Rs. 21,990 for the 32GB onboard storage variant, while its 64GB onboard storage variant comes with a price tag of Rs. 22,990. The Galaxy A6+, on the other hand, is priced at Rs. 25,990. The duo will get Rs. 3,000 cashback via Paytm Mall and on purchases made using ICICI credit cards. Both handsets will go on sale in the country starting May 22 and will be available only via Paytm Mall, Samsung India E-Store, and Amazon India online and via Samsung retail stores offline.
Samsung Galaxy A6, Galaxy A6+ Specifications and Features
The dual-SIM (Nano) Samsung Galaxy A6 runs Android 8.0 Oreo with Samsung Experience on top and features a 5.6-inch HD+ (720×1480 pixels) Super AMOLED panel with Samsung’s Infinity Display design and 18.5:9 an aspect ratio. Under the hood, there is a 1.6GHz octa-core Exynos 7 series SoC, coupled with 4GB RAM. The smartphone has a 16-megapixel rear camera sensor with an f/1.7 aperture, while the front side has a 16-megapixel sensor with an f/1.9 aperture. Both cameras come with an LED flash. Also, there is a new default camera app that has features such as Live Bokeh and Background Blur Shape.
Samsung has provided 32GB and 64GB onboard storage options on the Galaxy A6 that both are expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB). The smartphone has 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB, and a 3.5mm headphone jack on the connectivity front and sports a rear-facing fingerprint sensor. Besides, it packs a 3000mAh battery.
The dual-SIM (Nano) Samsung Galaxy A6+ runs Samsung Experience on top of Android 8.0 Oreo and has a 6-inch full-HD+ (1080×2220 pixels) Super AMOLED panel based on the company’s Infinity Display design and an 18.5:9 aspect ratio. The smartphone is powered by a 1.8GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC, paired with 4GB of RAM. For capturing images and recording videos, the Galaxy A6+ has a dual rear camera setup with a 16-megapixel primary sensor sporting an f/1.7 aperture and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor along with an f/1.9 aperture. The handset also has a 24-megapixel camera sensor on the front with an f/1.9 aperture. The rear and front camera setups come with LED flash modules. Also, there is the new camera app with Live Bokeh and Background Blur Shape features.
The Galaxy A6+ has 64GB of inbuilt storage that is expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB). In terms of connectivity, there is 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The smartphone has a rear-facing fingerprint sensor. Lastly, it packs a 3500mAh battery.
Samsung has preloaded a variable selfie flash functionality that helps users adjust the exposure of the light while capturing selfies on the Galaxy A6 and Galaxy A6+. The handsets also have a ‘Chat over Video’ feature that allows users to chat on WhatsApp or using the default messaging app whilst simultaneously watching videos. The feature overlays a translucent chat window and a translucent keyboard over the active video to deliver the distinct experience. The handsets also come with a few memory management features like move to memory card, delete duplicate images, zip unused apps and delete saved APK files. The phones come with AI camera in the Samsung Mall, and Samsung Pay Mini for mobile payments.
The Galaxy A6 could be the device for those in need of a stylish handset with AMOLED Infinity Display, lowlight capable camera, and Bixby software but can’t afford to spend on a flagship Samsung smartphone. We also like that this handset has face unlock tech and Dolby Atmos audio. However, we are a bit disappointed that Samsung is still using their old 2018 mid-range chipset.
The Galaxy A6+, priced at Rs 25,990, is a very good option to choose from the smartphones available in this range. The device comes with a trusted ‘Samsung’ branding, performs well, offers a plethora of in-trend features to make your smartphone usage easier and is good to look at too. It runs the latest Android version, offers ample battery backup and a good camera quality. Just one more differentiating feature and Samsung would have killed the competition with the Galaxy A6+.
There are, however, strong contenders to the Galaxy A6+ at its price, namely the Oppo F7 and the Vivo V9, which offer more or less the same features and that too at a lower price point. What’s more, both the smartphones come with an iPhone X like notch display, making them a better option for anyone looking for that design. For everything else, the Galaxy A6+ impresses equally and even more.
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