Samsung Galaxy A6 and A6+ clear FCC certification with Infinity displays in tow
Last week, we reported that the Galaxy A6 and A6+ smartphones may not be launched in the United States, but customers in Europe and the Middle East will surely be given the chance to purchase either of the two devices.
Today, we have new information about the two mid-range handsets, which suggest they will make it to the Americas, just not to the United States specifically. The Galaxy A6 and A6+ recently cleared FCC certification and seem to be headed to South America, a region where Samsung launched its affordable smartphones before.
Also, the FCC listing reveals that both mid-range smartphones will feature Infinity displays, which is likely to slightly increase their retail prices. The rest of the phones' specs aren't revealed at the regulatory authority, but previous reports suggest the Galaxy A6 will be equipped with an Exynos 7870 processor and 3GB RAM, whereas the Galaxy A6+ will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 CPU and 4GB RAM.
Naturally, both smartphones will run Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box, but it remains to be seen whether or not Samsung will update them to Android P.
While a US release seems unlikely, Samsung may change its mind if these smartphones perform well in other key markets. Also, you'll probably find both the Galaxy A6 and A6+ at various US retailers a few months after their release in other countries.