Samsung refreshes A Series with vibrant and new Galaxy A50s and Galaxy A30s in India

Samsung refreshes A Series with vibrant and new Galaxy A50s and Galaxy A30s in India

Earlier this year, Samsung retired its Galaxy J series and strengthened the existing Galaxy A series. In its refreshed avatar, the new Galaxy A series caters to the collective expectations of consumers in the entry-level as well as the mid-range segments. Just before this realignment, Samsung also launched the Galaxy A30 and the Galaxy A50 with Infinity-U Super AMOLED displays, up to triple rear cameras, and a 3D Glasstic design. The two smartphones were recently refreshed with their ‘s’ variants being listed by Samsung Germany. Today, Samsung is bringing the Galaxy A30s and the Galaxy A50s to India with slight improvements under the hood, along with features like triple rear cameras, in-display fingerprint scanners, and NFC. These add to the Galaxy A10s, which was launched in India last month.


samsung galaxy a50s a30s

On the surface, the two new smartphones come with new holographic designs. The material of constructions still remains to be Glasstic which is Samsung’s choice for most mid-range devices these days. While the material is actually polycarbonate, it gives you the illusion that it’s glass. Both the smartphone come in three dazzling color options. While neither of the phones supports wireless charging, there’s NFC on both of these devices and this is to facilitate payments via Samsung Pay.

In terms of specifications, the Galaxy A50s is now powered by a Samsung Exynos 9611 chipset, which as per the company comes with slightly better performance and is more efficient in terms of power consumption over the Exynos 9610 in the previous generation. The Galaxy A30s, on the other hand, comes with the same SoC – Exynos 7904 – as its predecessor. In terms of RAM, the lowest option now available in India is 4GB.

Notably, the resolution of the display on the Galaxy A30s has been dropped to HD+ and this is probably to justify the under-display fingerprint scanner. This HD+ display has a V-shaped notch while the Galaxy A50s has a U-shaped notch. This is an optical fingerprint scanner unlike the ultrasonic scanner on the Galaxy S10 and the Note 10 series.

When it comes to cameras, the Galaxy A50s comes with a 48MP primary sensor (we’re not sure if this sensor is made by Samsung itself or by  Sony but will update the article once we get the confirmation from Samsung India), along with an 8MP ultra-wide sensor, and a 5MP depth sensor. The Galaxy A30s features a 25MP primary sensor but the other two are same as the A50s. The Galaxy A50s also sports a dedicated Night Mode and EIS, which is dubbed “Super Steady Video” mode by Samsung. The Galaxy A250s also supports the Air Doodle feature from the Galaxy Note 10 duo.

Feeding power to the Galaxy A50s and the A30s are 4000mAh batteries and both of the devices support fast charging at 15W.

Samsung Galaxy A30s and Galaxy A50s Specifications

Specification Samsung Galaxy A30s Samsung Galaxy A50s
Colors Prism Crush Black, Prism Crush White and Prism Crush Violet Prism Crush Black, Prism Crush White and Prism Crush Violet
Display 6.4-inch HD+ Infinity-V
720 x 1560, Super AMOLED
6.4-inch; FHD+
1080 x 2340, Super AMOLED
Dimensions & Weight 158.5 x 74.7 x 7.8 mm
169 grams
158.5 x 74.5 x 7.7 mm
166 grams
SoC Exynos 7904 Exynos 9611
RAM and Storage 4GB + 64GB
4GB + 128GB
4GB + 128GB;
6GB + 128GB
Expandable Storage Up to 512GB Up to 512GB
USB Type-C Type-C
Battery and Charging 4,000 mAh
15W Fast Charging
4,000 mAh
15W Fast Charging
Fingerprint Sensor On-screen On-screen
Rear Camera 25MP primary, f/1.7
8MP ultra-wide, f/2.2
5MP depth sensor, f/2.2
48MP primary, f/2.0
8MP ultra-wide, f/2.2
5MP depth sensor, f/2.2
Front Camera 16MP, f/2.0 32MP, f/2.0

Samsung Galaxy A30s and Galaxy A50s: Price & Availability

The Samsung Galaxy A30s comes in two storage options – 4GB/64GB and 4GB/– but the company has only revealed the price for the former. The 64GB storage variant of the Galaxy A30s will retail for ₹16,999 (~$240).

The Samsung Galaxy A50 also comes in two options. The 4GB/128GB variant is priced at ₹22,999 (~$320) while the 6GB/128GB comes for ₹24,999 (~$350).

These devices are available now via offline retail stores as well as online through Amazon, Flipkart, and Samsung’s own e-Shop.

Buy Samsung Galaxy A30s on Samsung e-Shop

Buy Samsung Galaxy A50s on Samsung e-Shop

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Tushar Mehta
Tushar Mehta

I am a Senior Editor at XDA. I have been reviewing gadgets for over five years and gained experience by working for prominent tech publications in India before joining XDA. I enjoy fiddling with all smart objects and my love for software customization dates back to the Symbian S60 days. I like to devote my spare time idealizing the romantic union of technology and philosophy or spacing out on Pink Floyd. You may email me at [email protected]

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