Samsung Galaxy A70 Launched

Samsung Galaxy A70 is now official in India within a week of its global unveiling. Interestingly enough, this one runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 chipset and not the in-house Exynos chip. It flaunts Infinity-U AMOLED display and packs powerful hardware under the hood.  

The company claims to have sold 2 million Galaxy A phones in India within 40 days of launch. So, let’s see what the new phone has to offer to carry forward this stride.

Samsung Galaxy A70 Features

The Galaxy A70 will be one rung above the Galaxy A50 (review) on the A-series ladder.

Samsung Galaxy A70 sports a similar 3D Glasstic design with a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED FHD+ Infinity-U display. You get an optical under-display fingerprint sensor to unlock the phone. The phone runs on Samsung’s latest OneUI based on Android 9.0 Pie, out of the box.

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The phone is helmed by Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 SoC, which is the same chipset powering the Redmi Note 7 Pro (review). This is paired with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage expandable via dedicated microSD card slot up to 512GB. You also get a beefier 4,500mAh battery that supports 25W Super-Fast Charging technology.

The optics department also looks promising with a 32MP primary camera with f/1.7 aperture, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera, and a 5MP depth camera. Well, upfront the Infinity-U cutout houses a 32MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture. The camera app packs neat enhancements and features such as Scene Optimizer, AR Emoji and Selfie Focus.

Other noteworthy features include Samsung Pay, Widevine L1 certification for HD video streaming, 3.5mm headphone jack, and USB Type-C port.

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Samsung Galaxy A70 Price and Availability

You could grab the 6GB RAM + 128GB onboard storage model for Rs. 28,990. It is available in 3 color variants: Black, Blue, and White.

The sale starts from May 1 via retail stores, Samsung online shop, Samsung Opera House, and Flipkart. Meanwhile, you could pre-book it in the country between April 20 and April 30. Those who opt for pre-booking will get to avail Samsung U Flex Bluetooth headset worth Rs. 3,799 at just Rs. 999.

As mentioned earlier, Samsung took the veil off this device alongside Galaxy A80, A20e and A40 during the Galaxy event.

Samsung Galaxy A70 vs Galaxy A50 Specifications

Model

Samsung Galaxy A70

Samsung Galaxy A50

Display

6.7-inch Super AMOLED screen, FHD+ resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio

6.4-inch FHD+ Super-AMOLED Infinity-U display, 1920 x 1080 pixels

Processor

2 GHz, Octa Core, Snapdragon 675

2.3GHz Octa-core Exynos 9610 

RAM

6/8GB

4GB/6GB

Internal Storage

128GB, Hybrid slot, expandable up to 512GB

64GB, expandable up to 512GB (Dedicated card slot)

Software

One UI (Android Pie)

Android 9 One UI

Rear Camera

32MP ( f/1.7 aperture)+ 8MP(f/2.2 aperture)+ 5MP(f/2.2 aperture)

25MP (F1.7) + 5MP (F2.2) + 8MP (Ultra-Wide)

Front Camera

32MP (f/2.0)

25MP (f/2.0)

Others

4G Dual VoLTE(Nano), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, USB Type-C port, 3.5 mm audio jack, proximity sensor, light sensor, and accelerometer

In-display, 4G Dual VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, USB Type-C port, 3.5 mm audio jack, proximity sensor, light sensor, and accelerometer

Battery

4500mAh, 25W Fast Charging, Quick Charge 4.0 Support

4000mAh, 15W fast charging support

Indian Price

6GB + 128GB – Rs. 28, 990

· 4GB + 64GB – Rs. 19,990

· 6GB + 64GB – Rs. 22,990

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