Samsung reportedly working on a Galaxy A50 with 4000mAh battery, 24MP camera, in-display fingerprint scanner
The mid-range Samsung Galaxy A series has been undergoing many changes in recent months. With the Samsung Galaxy A8s featuring a display hole and no headphone jack, Samsung appears to be using them nearly as smartphones to test the waters. According to a report from the Dutch Galaxy Club website, the company is working on a Samsung Galaxy A50 with a 4,000 mAh battery, 24MP primary shooter, and an in-display fingerprint scanner. That not only makes this the second Samsung smartphone to pack a 4,000 mAh battery (after the Samsung Galaxy Note 9), but it may be the second smartphone from the company to get an in-display fingerprint sensor, as it appears that the S10 may be getting it as well.
A 4,000 mAh battery sounds big, but the Samsung Galaxy M20 may be aiming even higher, possibly packing a 5,000 mAh battery. The company is definitely experimenting at the moment, and it’s possible that the success (or failure) of these devices could influence future flagships. According to Galaxy Club, the Samsung Galaxy A50 will also feature the Exynos 9610 chipset, 4GB of RAM, 64GB/128GB of storage, Android Pie, and one of the company’s new Infinity displays. The company announced their new Infinity displays back in November of 2018 at their annual developer conference. The Exynos 9610 chipset is probably most equivalent to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 system-on-chip.
The report states that the Samsung Galaxy A50 should launch sometime after the release of the Galaxy S10, being revealed sometime in the first half of 2019. However, nothing is confirmed yet. It is expected that the Samsung Galaxy A50 will be launched in European markets first, alongside the Samsung Galaxy A30, which we know even less about. The Samsung Galaxy A9 was also the first smartphone to feature a quad rear camera, so the company really is trying out everything on their mid-range A series of smartphones.
Source (in Dutch): GalaxyClub