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

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


Related phones

Galaxy A6
  • Display 5.6" 720 x 1480 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 1600 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
Galaxy A6+
  • Display 6.0" 1080 x 2220 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 24 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Octa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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13 Comments

1. deleon629

Posts: 434; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

And the chipset is...

2. rg2341997

Posts: 1; Member since: May 01, 2018

A6 is probably Exynos 7882 A6+ is probably Snapdragon 630

5. gauravbhakuni90

Posts: 28; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

A6 is Exynos 7870 A6+ is SD 450

3. worldpeace

Posts: 3077; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

With those specs (that processor looks like SD450, or maybe new exynos) and design, it should compete with Moto G6, G6 play, Honor7x, and honor 9 lite in $200-$300 price range.. But since it's Samsung I'm sure it will be above $350 :v

4. gmp009

Posts: 23; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

450$ for this :/ better i add 200$ more and buy S9 Samsung GROW UP!

10. haikallp

Posts: 319; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Where do you live? The S9 costs more than $650. It's at least $300 more than the A6.

13. gmp009

Posts: 23; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Yeah right sorry my bad :P Still i ll go for Something else but not this. May be Mi A2.

6. WAusJackBauer

Posts: 449; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

If A6 was 1080p I'd buy it.

7. AbhiD

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Who in their right minds would buy these overpriced POS ? Below par 720p screen(A6), below par decade old processors (exynos 7870 and s450), still android oreo 8.0(no 8.1). Other manufacturers offer these specs for $100 - $150 phones while Samsung will ask $400 for these. At $400 there are already vastly superior phones available, like Nokia 7 Plus, Honor 10, Honor 8 Pro, add a few bucks and one gets OnePlus 5T and Honor View 10. While even in the lower segment one can get Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro, Asus Zenfone Max Pro, Xiaomi Mi7x (A2), Nokia 6(2018) etc There is simply no reason why a person should waste money on these. This article seems like it is hardselling these overpriced POS

8. MDave

Posts: 210; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

So glad I bought the S7 for $300. All new phones are ridiculous. Stupid aspect ratio, stupid prices.

9. Firenze91

Posts: 203; Member since: Nov 19, 2014

Never buy current midrangers, i would rather buy last year flagship for that price

11. haikallp

Posts: 319; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

720p is a dealbreaker imo.

12. Duncdawg26

Posts: 169; Member since: Jan 20, 2017

Never seen an A series phone worth it yet. Those prices are always nuts

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