Samsung Galaxy A6 and A6+ are now official: affordable phones with Super AMOLED screens and aspiring cameras

Samsung Galaxy A6 and A6+ break cover
Samsung has just unveiled two new affordable phones and both of them feature gorgeous AMOLED screens - a rarity in cheap phone that usually have LCD displays - with very small bezels, run on the latest Android 8.0 Oreo and come with a focus on camera quality: enter the new Galaxy A6 and the Galaxy A6+.

Both new Galaxies look very similar in terms of look and styling, except for the difference in pure size: after all, the A6 comes with a 5.6" display, while the A6+ features a 6.0-inch screen.

So what else is special about these two affordable phones? Apart from the beautiful screens, the two come with capable front-facing cameras with a dedicated LED flash for selfie enthusiasts.

Here is a quick look at the specifications for the Galaxy A6 and A6+:

The most notable difference between the A6 and the A6+, however, might be that the bigger A6+ also comes with dual rear cameras and the second one is used to enable the Live Focus effect for blurred backgrounds in photos, a look similar to what you get on professional cameras. It's a great thing to see this advanced feature in a phone that is not so expensive.

The other benefit of buying the bigger A6+ is its larger battery: it has a 3,500mAh cell, while the regular A6 features a 3,000mAh battery. Both phones also come with NFC and Samsung Pay for convenient wallet-free transactions.

Price and availability

While Samsung has not unveiled the price for these two, chances are that they will be lower than the upper mid-range pricing of the Galaxy A8 series. The A6 and the A6+ will be available in select countries in Europe, Asia and Latin America from early May.

Samsung Introduces the Galaxy A6 and A6+ Featuring an Advanced Camera, Stylish Design and Added Everyday Features

A stylish, practical smartphone with an advanced camera full of character

SEOUL, Korea – May 2, 2018 - Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced the Galaxy A6 and A6+ that combine everyday convenience and stylish design with an advanced camera for more personalized way to express yourself.

Featuring a powerful front and rear camera, a sleek premium design and Samsung’s signature Infinity Display, the new Galaxy A series is available in four stylish colors; Black, Gold, Blue and Lavender.[1]

“At Samsung we are committed to providing our consumers with the very best smartphone experience, while meeting their practical needs,” said Junho Park, Vice President of Global Product Planning, Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics. “The Galaxy A6 and A6+ draws on Samsung’s smartphone heritage to combine everyday convenience with an impressive camera that lets users capture, personalize and share moments, in a way that lets them uniquely express themselves.”

With the Galaxy A6 and A6+’s powerful front and rear camera, taking beautiful shots or selfies anytime, anywhere has never been easier. Featuring an adjustable front LED flash, Galaxy A6 and A6+ users can snap stylish selfies, from day to night. And with the rear camera’s low-aperture lenses, users can also capture sharp, clear photos in low light conditions, without sacrificing image quality no matter what time of day.

The Galaxy A6+’s Dual Camera[2] can even further enhance the pictures and moments that matter with Live Focus mode, meaning that users can control the depth of field and bokeh effect before or even after the shot is taken. Users can enrich their pictures with unique background blur patterns in a range of shapes including hearts, stars and more.

Users can experience a richer surround sound experience to enjoy movies, music and more with speakers supported by Dolby Atmos optimized audio[3]. The Galaxy A6 and A6+ provide a full range of sound from highs to lows, with outstanding clarity and true-to-life detail for a more powerful and immersive audio experience. Users can choose to turn on the Dolby Atmos effect to transform their audio with breathtaking moving sound that flows around them.

The Galaxy A6 and A6+ continue to set the standard for the ultimate uninterrupted viewing experience with Samsung’s signature Infinity Display that goes beyond the bezel, featuring an impressive 18.5:9 screen ratio[4]. Its sleek smooth curves and metal design have been engineered to offer improved durability and comfortable grip for maximum usability, without compromising on style.

Designed with practicality and everyday convenience in mind, the Galaxy A6 and A6+ integrates several popular features from Samsung’s flagship, including hassle-free security with Face Recognition and Fingerprint scanning for a quick and effortless way to unlock the device.

Both devices make multitasking fast and easy with App Pair, fully utilizing the Galaxy A6 and A6+’s large ergonomic screens by allowing users to pair two apps, halving time and doubling enjoyment. With the Always on Display[5] users can get information at a glance without unlocking their phone, saving on time and battery life.

The Galaxy A6 and A6+ also support Bixby Vision, Home and Reminder. Samsung’s Bixby can assist users in completing a range of everyday tasks, making the Galaxy A6 and A6+ smarter and more helpful. With Samsung Pay[6] included, users will always have their wallet to hand. Supporting Near Field Communication (NFC), the Galaxy A6 and A6+ can be used virtually anywhere you can tap your credit or debit card. Every transaction via Samsung Pay is secure, yet very simple

Available from early May starting in select European, Asian and Latin American markets, before rolling out globally to additional markets throughout South Korea, Africa and China.

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