Samsung Galaxy A50 FAQ

BY Rajesh Pandey

Published 10 Mar 2019

Galaxy A50 FAQ

Following the release of the Galaxy M series, Samsung also launched its offline-only Galaxy A series. Of the three phones unveiled, the Galaxy A50 is the notable of all as it takes on the likes of the Poco F1, Redmi Note 7 Pro, and other devices. Compared to previous Samsung devices, the Galaxy A50 is a decent offering with powerful specs, an AMOLED display, and more.

If you plan on buying the Galaxy A50 or have already purchased it, check out our detailed FAQ below which should answer all your questions surrounding the phone.

Galaxy A50 FAQ

Q) What are the full specifications of the Galaxy A50?

A) The full specs of the Galaxy A50 are as follows:

  • Display: 6.4-inch FHD+ Infinity-U Super AMOLED display, 19.5:9 aspect ratio
  • Chipset: Exynos 9610 Octa-core chip @ 2.3GHz
  • GPU: Mali-G72 MP3
  • RAM: 4/6GB
  • Storage: 64/128GB, microSD card slot
  • Rear camera: 25MP PDAF, F/1.7 aperture, 5MP f/2.2 depth sensor, 8MP ultra-wide angle camera, LED flash
  • Front camera: 25MP, F/2.0 aperture, In-Display flash
  • Sensors: Fingerprint scanner, Accelerometer, Proximity, Hall sensor, Face unlock, Gyroscope, Ambient light sensor
  • Connectivity: LTE, Dual-SIM slots, GPS, Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, USB-C
  • Battery: 4000mAh non-removable, 15W fast charging
  • Others: Android 9.0 Pie, One UI, Widevine L1 support, Dolby Atmos

Q) Is the battery of the handset removable?

A) Since the Galaxy A50 features a unibody plastic build it means the battery and rear cover are not removable.

Q) Is the Galaxy A50 water-resistant?

A) Samsung initially mentioned that the Galaxy A50 is IP68 certified, though it then proceeded to remove all such mentions from its website. It is likely that the Galaxy A50 features a certain degree of water-resistance, though it is not IP68 certified.

Q) How good/bad is the in-display fingerprint scanner of the Galaxy A50?

A) It is on the slower side. Definitely not as good as capacitive fingerprint scanners.

Q) Is there Always-On Display on the Galaxy A50?

A) Yes. The Galaxy A50 features Always-On display.

Q) What kind of SIM card slot does the phone have? Can one use two SIM cards and a microSD card at the same time?

A) The Galaxy A50 features two nanoSIM card slots along with a microSD card slot. This means one can use two SIM cards and one SD card on the phone at the same time.

Q) Is the display on the Galaxy A50 protected by Gorilla Glass?

A) Yes, the display is protected by Gorilla Glass 3.

Q) Is there a gyroscope and ambient light sensor on the Galaxy A50?

A) Yes! Unlike previous budget offerings from Samsung, the Galaxy A50 does not skimp on the basic sensors and comes with a gyroscope and ambient light sensor.

Q) Is there Samsung Pay support on the Galaxy A50?

A) No, the handset does not come with full Samsung Pay support. It has Samsung Pay mini which means UPI and Wallet integration but you cannot use the phone to pay using your CC or DC

Q) Is there FM Radio on the Galaxy A50?

A) Yes, the Galaxy A50 has FM radio.

Q) What about IR blaster?

A) No. The Galaxy A50 does not feature an IR blaster.

Q) Is there Widevine L1 support on the device? Meaning can it playback HD videos from Netflix and other streaming services?

A) Yes, the Galaxy A50 has Widevine L1 support for streaming HD videos from Netflix and others.

Q) How many fingerprints can one register on the Galaxy A50?

A) 5.

Q) Can you record slow-motion videos on the Galaxy A50?

A) No, you cannot. The handset is limited to recording videos in Full HD resolution at 30fps. It cannot record 4K videos as well.

Q) Which version of Android does the handset run on?

A) Android 9.0. The Galaxy A50 runs on Samsung’s new One UI that has so far only been available on its flagship devices.

Q) Does the Galaxy A50 support LTE and VoLTe networks? Will a Reliance Jio SIM work on the phone?

A) Yes, it supports LTE and VoLTE out of the box. Like with many other phones, the handset will also work with a Reliance Jio SIM out of the box.

Q) Is there dual VoLTE support on the Galaxy A50?

A) Yes, the Galaxy A50 has Dual-VoLTE support which means you can connect to two VoLTE networks at the same time.

Q) Is fast or quick charging supported on the Galaxy A50?

A) Yes! The Galaxy A50 supports 15W fast charging. Even better, Samsung bundles a 15W fast charging adapter with the device.

Q) How much free storage space does the Galaxy A50 have out of the box?

A) Almost 51GB in the 64GB variant. The 128GB variant has almost 111GB of free storage space.

Q) Can you uninstall or disable pre-installed apps on the handset?

A) Yes, you can uninstall or disable some pre-installed apps on the Galaxy A50, though not all of them can be disabled.

Q) Does the Galaxy A50 feature face unlock?

A) Yes, the Galaxy A50 features face unlock.

Q) What contents do you get inside the retail box of the Galaxy A50?

A) You get the phone, a 15W fast charger, a USB cable, SIM ejector tool, earphones, and some regulatory papers. No case or screen guard is bundled with the phone.

Q) Does the handset support USB OTG?

A) Yes, the Galaxy A50 supports USB On-The-Go. This allows you to directly connect pen drives, external hard disks and more using an adapter to the device.

Q) How many variants of the Galaxy A50 Samsung selling in India?

A) Samsung is selling two variants of the Galaxy A50 in India. The base variant comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage while the second variant comes with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage.

Q) What color variants of the Galaxy A50 are being sold in India?

A) Samsung is selling the Galaxy A50 in Black, White, and Blue colors.

Q) What’s the price of the Galaxy A50?

A) The base variant of the Galaxy A50 with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage is priced at Rs 19,990. The 6GB RAM/128GB storage variant is priced at Rs 22,990.

Q) Where can one buy the Galaxy A50 from?

A) The Galaxy A50 is only available for purchase through offline stores in India, though Samsung is selling it through its online store as well.

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