Samsung Malaysia aims to take the midrange market by storm and to do so they’ve unleashed two Galaxy A series smartphones in the form of the Galaxy A50s and the Galaxy A30s that pack a host of features from Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S series phones.
Externally, the Galaxy A30s and Galaxy A50s look quite similar to each other with a design that’s almost a spitting image of each other including a nigh identically sized 6.4-inch display but they vary substantially in almost every detail with the Galaxy A50s packing better hardware.
In general, both phones also notably come with under-display fingerprint readers, triple rear camera arrays, 15W fast charging, 4,000mAh sized batteries and Samsung Pay support.
Galaxy A30s and Galaxy A50s – What’s under the hood
The Galaxy A50s is the more powerful of the two with better hardware. Out of the gate, it comes with a 6.4-inch Full HD+ Infinity U Super AMOLED display that has an under-display fingerprint reader. The phone runs Android 9.0 running on an Exynos 9611 2.3GHz octacore processor with 6GB RAM and 128GB of expandable storage via a hybrid SIM card.
The rear triple camera array consists of a primary 48MP F/2.0 camera backed up by an 8-MP F/2.2 camera with a 13mm wide angle lens and a 5-MP depth-sensor while the front comes with a 32-MP F/2.0 selfie camera.
Auteurs on a budget will appreciate the fact that the A50s has a similar Super Steady mode for 1080p video capture as well as niceties like their Scene Optimiser and Intelligent Flaw Detector modes akin to the higher end Galaxy S-series phones. Keeping it juiced is a 4,000mAh battery with 15W fast charging.
The more affordable Galaxy A30S has a lower resolution 6.4-inch HD+ Infinity V Super AMOLED display which also has an under-display fingerprint reader akin to the Galaxy A50s, a midrange Exynos 7904 1.8GHz octacore processor running Android 9.0, 4GB RAM and 64GB of expandable storage.
The rear triple camera array consists of a 25-MP F/1.7 camera, an 8-MP F/2.2 camera with a 13mm wide angle lens and a 5-MP depth sensor. The Galaxy A30s lacks a Super Steady mode but does retain Scene Optimiser and Intelligent Flaw Detector modes for its cameras for point-and-shoot functionality. The front sports a 16-MP F/2.0 camera. Like the Galaxy A50s, the Galaxy A30S also has a 4,000mAh battery with 15W fast charging support.
Of particular note is that both the Galaxy A30s and A50s will have Samsung Pay support so you can ditch your stack of plastic in lieu of toting this phone around.
Prices for Galaxy A50s and Galaxy A30s
Samsung Malaysia is aiming to launch the Galaxy A50S for RM1,299 while the Galaxy A30s will come in RM899 with availability at all good retailers this coming 21st September. Both phones come in your choice of three colours – Prism Crush Black, Prism Crush White and Prism Crush Green.
If you are an early bird buyer of the Galaxy A50s, you get a free 12 months free Protection Plus policy.
Both phones will be available nationwide at all Samsung Experience stores and partner retailers. For more details swing by www.samsung.com/my