Samsung Galaxy A50s and Galaxy A30s announced with upgraded cameras and new design

Samsung Galaxy A50s and Galaxy A30s announced with upgraded cameras and new design

Half a year has passed since the unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy A30 and the Samsung Galaxy A50 at Mobile World Congress 2019, and the phones eventually making their way across the globe, including key markets like India. These devices from Samsung target the extremely competitive budget and early mid-range segments, which has been seeing competitors release phone-after-phone in quick succession. To retain relevance in these segments, Samsung has now announced the Samsung Galaxy A30s and the Samsung Galaxy A50s, after having announced the Samsung Galaxy A10s a while ago.

Samsung Galaxy A30s and Samsung Galaxy A50s – Specifications

SpecificationsSamsung Galaxy A30sSamsung Galaxy A50s
Dimensions & Weight
  • 158.5 x 74.7 x 7.8mm
  • 166g
  • 158.5 x 74.5 x 7.7mm
  • 169g
  • 6.4″ HD+ (1560 x 720) Super AMOLED
  • Infinity-V display
  • 6.4″ FHD+ (1080 x 2340) Super AMOLED
  • Infinity-U display
SoCExynos 7904:

  • 2x Cortex-A73 cores @ 1.8GHz +
  • 6x Cortex-A53 cores @ 1.6GHz
Exynos 9610:

  • 4x Cortex-A73 cores @ 2.3GHz +
  • 4x Cortex-A53 cores @ 1.7GHz
Internal Storage
  • 32GB/64GB/128GB
  • MicroSD expansion up to 512GB
  • 64GB/128GB
  • MicroSD expansion up to 512GB
Fingerprint SensorIn-DisplayIn-Display
Battery & Charging
  • 4,000 mAh
  • 15W fast charging
  • 4,000 mAh
  • 15W fast charging
Rear Camera
  • 25MP, f/1.7
  • 8MP, Ultra Wide
  • 5MP
  • 48MP, f/2.0
  • 8MP, Ultra Wide
  • 5MP
Front Camera16MP, f/2.032MP, f/2.0
SoftwareOne UI based on Android 9 PieOne UI based on Android 9 Pie

Changes and Upgrades

Samsung Galaxy A50s

The biggest noticeable change on the new Galaxy A30s and the Galaxy A50s is the rear panel design on the phones. Samsung has swapped out the plain-looking backs on the devices in favor of a more striking back. This is in-line with the trend that we currently see in this segment, as more and more OEMs have begun to opt for unique and attractive designs.

Samsung Galaxy A30s

The other noticeable change is that the camera has been upgraded across the phones. The Samsung Galaxy A50s swaps out the 25MP, f/1.7 main sensor with a 48MP, f/2.0 sensor, for better or for worse. The front camera also sees an upgrade from a 25MP, f/2.0 unit to a 32MP, f/2.0 unit. For the Samsung Galaxy A30s, the main 16MP, f/1.7 is now replaced with a 25MP, f/1.7 sensor; plus you also gain an 8MP ultra-wide sensor. Another change on the Galaxy A30s is the shift to an in-display display fingerprint sensor, again, for better or for worse.

All other specifications remain the same across the phones and their predecessors, respectively. The new Galaxy A30s and Galaxy A50s will come in four colors: Prism Crush Black, Prism Crush White, Prism Crush Green, and Prism Crush Violet2, though you should see restrictions based on market availability. Samsung has not announced pricing or availability for either of these smartphones. The Samsung Galaxy A50 has been decently successful, coming out at the best selling Galaxy A-series smartphone so far — but without a total sales number, it is difficult to size it up against other well-selling devices like the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 series that sold over 20 Million units globally. If Samsung manages to retain the pricing on the Galaxy A50s, it might have a chance at repeating some of its earlier success.

Source: Samsung Newsroom

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Aamir Siddiqui
Aamir Siddiqui

I am a journalist with XDA since 2015, while being a qualified business-litigation lawyer with experience in the field. A low-end smartphone purchase in 2011 brought me to the forums, and it's been a journey filled with custom ROMs ever since. When not fully dipped in smartphone news, I love traveling to places just to capture pictures of the sun setting. You can reach out to me at [email protected] or on Twitter (@aamirsidd94).