While Samsung is best known for their flagship Galaxy S series and Note series phones that pack the best hardware available to ensure that they are among the most powerful phones on the block with prices to match, they are now attempting to carve a bigger notch in the midrange market and have just rolled out the affordable Galaxy A30 and the Galaxy A50 in Malaysia.
Both phones aim to offer large displays paired with equally hefty battery life at modest prices. The chassis of the phone is primarily hewn of plastic with a fetching looking gradient finish that makes it resemble glass though it proves to be a lot lighter to tote around.
In terms of hardware, both the Galaxy A30 and Galaxy A50 both sport a 6.4-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity-U display which, as you’d surmise from its designation, has a U-shaped notch on the upper quadrant of the display for the selfie camera.
Under the hood, the Galaxy A30 runs on an Exynos 7904 octacore processor built on a 14nm processor paired with 4GB RAM and 64GB of expandable storage. The Galaxy A50 has a slightly beefier setup with an Exynos 9610 octacore processor built on a 10nm process in tandem with 6GB RAM and 128GB of expandable storage.
Externally, they’re distinguishable on account of the rear cameras with the Galaxy A30 sporting a dual camera that consists of 16-MP F/1.7 camera + 5-MP ultrawide camera while the Galaxy A50 has a triple camera setup in the form of a 25-MP F/1.7 primary camera paired up with an 8-MP ultrawide camera and a 5-MP camera that acts as a depth sensor.
The Galaxy A30 also relies on a more traditional rear-mounted fingerprint reader while the Galaxy A50 boasts of an in-screen fingerprint reader.
Both phones also come with a generously sized 4,000mAh battery paired up with 15W fast charging and a bundled fast charger as well. In Malaysia, the Galaxy A30 comes in your choice of black, white or blue for RM799 while the Galaxy A50 comes in your choice of black, white and blue for RM1199. Both phones are now available at all authorised retailers nationwide and all Samsung Experiencr stores and the Samsung Online Store.