Samsung is slyly expanding its smartphone lineup with iterative forks of its phones. And it shouldn’t bother anyone as long as the phones get better. The latest entries are Galaxy A50s and Galaxy A30s which are, as the name implies, upgrades of Galaxy A50 (review) and Galaxy A30 (review) that launched earlier this year.
As the title reads, the phones come with improved cameras and design. Let’s see what else has changed.
Samsung Galaxy A50s
As the majority of the market swarmed towards one particular camera trend, Samsung phones felt like an outcast. Yes, we are talking about the 48MP sensor, which is now present in the new Galaxy A50s. This is accompanied by the same 8MP ultra-wide and 5MP depth sensors.
The selfie camera joins the 32MP bandwagon.
The Galaxy A50s also gets a minor chipset upgrade -the Exynos 9611 octa-core processor powering the phone has improved graphics compared to the Exynos 9610 that powered the Galaxy A50.
That’s it, rest of the specs remain unchanged. The list includes 4GB/6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, 4000mAh battery with 15W fast charging, and a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED Full HD+ Infinity-U display that bears an under-display fingerprint scanner.
Samsung Galaxy A30s
The rear camera module on the A30s has elongated to house a triple camera setup. It borrows the 25MP main sensor, 8MP ultra-wide lens, and a 5MP depth sensor from the Galaxy A50. The front camera still packs a 16MP sensor.
The display is the same 6.4-inch HD+ panel with an Infinity-V notch. This one also gets an in-display fingerprint scanner, which is a welcome change. You also get an additional 128GB storage option.
Galaxy A30s carries over the rest of the A30’s hardware including an Exynos 7904 chipset, 4GB of RAM, and a 4,000 mAh battery with 15W fast charging.
New Designs and Game Booster
Both Galaxy A50s and Galaxy A30s sport a unique geometric pattern with a holographic effect on the back. Thus, the aptly named four new colors – Prism Crush Black, Prism Crush White, Prism Crush Green, and Prism Crush Violet.
Samsung Galaxy A50s, A30s pricing, and availability
The phones are on sale starting today, i.e. 11 September 2019, via Flipkart, Amazon India, Paytm Mall, Samsung’s online store and Samsung Opera House in Bengaluru. The single 4GB RAM plus 64GB storage model of Samsung Galaxy A30s is priced at Rs. 16,999. The A50s with 4GB RAM has a price tag of Rs. 22,499 while the higher 6GB RAM plus 128GB storage variant will be available for Rs. 24,999 in India.
Here are the introductory offers –
- Jio users can avail Double Data on a recharge of Rs. 198 and Rs. 299 plans (valid for 12 recharges only).
- A similar Double Data offer for Airtel users on recharges of Rs. 249 and Rs. 299 and Rs. 349 plans (valid for 10 recharges only).
- Idea and Vodafone users can enjoy Rs. 75 cashback on recharge of Rs. 255 through the MyVoda and MyIdea mobile apps (Valid for 50 recharges). Further, customers will be given an extra 0.5 GB Data per Day for 18 Months.
Samsung Galaxy A50s and A30s specifications
|Models||Galaxy A50s||Galaxy A30s|
|Display||Size/ Resolution||6.4-inch FHD+ (1080×2340)Super AMOLED||6.4-inch HD+ (720×1560)Super AMOLED|
|Infinity Display||Infinity-U Display||Infinity-V Display|
|Camera||Rear||48MP (F2.0) + 5MP + 8MP (Ultra Wide)||25MP (F1.7) + 5MP + 8MP(Ultra Wide)|
|Front||32MP (F2.0)||16MP (F2.0)|
|Processor||Quad 2.3GHz + Quad 1.7GHz||Dual 1.8GHz + Hexa 1.6Hz|
|Memory||RAM||4GB / 6GB||4GB|
|Internal Storage||128GB||64GB /128GB|
|Micro SD||Up to 512GB||Up to 512GB|
|Battery||Capacity||4,000 mAh||4,000 mAh|
|Charging||15W Fast Charging||15W Fast Charging|
|Dimension||158.5 x 74.5 x 7.7mm||158.5 x 74.7 x 7.8mm|
|Color||Prism Crush Black, Prism Crush White, Prism Crush Green, and Prism Crush Violet2||Prism Crush Black, Prism Crush White, Prism Crush Green, and Prism Crush Violet2|
|Others||On-screen Fingerprint, USB C-type, Bixby||On-screen Fingerprint, USB C-type|