Samsung Unveils the Mid-Range A30 and A50 Smartphones

BY Evan Selleck

Published 25 Feb 2019

Samsung kicked 2019 off with a bang thanks to the Galaxy Fold and Galaxy S10 lineup. But the company isn’t done just yet.

Now that Mobile World Congress 2019 is in full swing, Samsung is announcing a pair of mid-range phones. The Galaxy A30 and A50 are Samsung’s newest handsets, with the company focusing on camera performance in both. The Galaxy A50 boasts a triple rear camera setup: a primary 25MP shooter, an 8MP ultra-wide sensor, and a 5MP depth sensor. Meanwhile, around front, there is a 25MP front-facing camera.

Meanwhile, the A30 has a pair of cameras on the back: 16MP primary shooter and a 5MP wide-angle sensor. There is a 16MP front-facing camera around front.

While both smartphones feature a fingerprint reader, the key difference is placement. The A50’s fingerprint reader is an in-display option, while the A30’s is on the side. Both phones feature a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED “Glasstic” display. This is a combination of glass and plastic. They both boast Samsung’s “Infinity-U” teardrop notch design as well.

Both phones feature a 4000mAh battery, and both feature a microSD card slot that supports cards up to 512GB. The A30 features either 3GB of RAM and 32GB of built-in storage, or 4GB of RAM 64GB of storage. The A50, on the other hand, features either 4GB of RAM and 64GB of built-in storage, or 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

At the time of publication, Samsung has not confirmed a release date for either phone, or how much they will cost.

What do you think of Samsung’s newest mid-rangers?

[via Samsung]