Samsung’s flagship smartphone lineup involves principally each provider and each nation on Earth, however the firm is way more selective on the subject of cheaper units. Immediately Samsung introduced that its midrange smartphone lineup shall be coming to the US this summer time, beginning with the $349.99 Samsung Galaxy A50. The A50 was initially introduced in February and is simply now making its option to the US.

You will not discover Samsung’s trademark “gap punch” digicam cutout from the Galaxy S10 right here; the corporate is as a substitute going with a teardrop notch for the 25MP entrance digicam, which makes the A50 look quite a bit just like the OnePlus 6T. It is actually not as distinctive as reducing a gap within the show, however it’s extra space environment friendly, permitting the A50 entrance digicam to suit inside the conventional Android standing bar. The Galaxy S10 entrance digicam is so deep into the show that it requires a double-height standing bar to encompass it.

On the again is a triple-camera setup, that includes a 25MP essential digicam, an 8MP wide-angle lens, and a 5MP depth sensor. There is no rear fingerprint reader as a result of the Galaxy A50 options an in-display fingerprint reader, which is rapidly changing into the norm for Android smartphones. Whereas the S10 has an ultrasonic fingerprint reader, this machine has an optical reader, identical to a OnePlus telephone.

The $350 Galaxy A50 shall be up in opposition to different midrange telephones just like the $400 Google Pixel 3A. When Google made the bounce to a cheaper price level, it swapped out the Pixel three’s glass again for a plastic one, so is the Galaxy A50 physique glass or plastic? It is uh, “Glasstic.” based on Samsung’s authentic press launch from February. Palms-on stories point out that it is a corny identify for clear plastic again layered over prime of a coloured again layer. So it is the identical building you’ll get with a glass-backed flagship, however performed in plastic as a substitute.

For specs, we’ve got a 6.Four-inch, 2340×1080 OLED show; an eight-core, 2.3GHz Samsung Exynos 9610 SoC; 4GB of RAM; 64GB of storage (with expandable MicroSD storage), 1 USB-C port; three.5mm headphone jack; and a 4000mAh battery. Internationally, not all variations of the Galaxy A50 have NFC, however the US model shall be packing it, so you will be good for cellular funds. It is a cheaper machine, so you might be notably lacking out on wi-fi charging and water resistance.

The telephone comes with Android 9 Pie (with Samsung’s UI slathered on prime) and doesn’t have month-to-month safety updates. In accordance with Samsung’s safety web page, updates will arrive “quarterly” for the A50.

The A50 shall be out June 13 within the US. Samsung tells us that “main carriers providing choose Galaxy A Collection smartphones embrace Verizon, AT&T, Comcast, Dash, T-Cellular, and U.S. Mobile,” however it’s unclear which units within the Galaxy A line (there are a number of) shall be coming to which carriers.


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