The Samsung Galaxy A60 & A70 just leaked out alongside some key specs1
Samsung’s new mid-range smartphone lineup currently incorporates the Galaxy A10, Galaxy A20, Galaxy A30, and Galaxy A50. Soon, though, it will expand to include the Galaxy A40 and Galaxy A90, in addition to the Galaxy A60 and Galaxy A70 which have both leaked out through a Chinese certification listing.
The Samsung Galaxy A60
Externally, the upcoming Galaxy A60 is pretty similar to the Galaxy A8s (Galaxy A9 Pro) that Samsung announced this past December. The smartphone inherits the latter’s Infinity-O display but reduces the diagonal slightly to 6.3-inches. Also, the camera cutout continues to be positioned on the left side of the display, suggesting an LCD display will once again be present.
Over on the rear, the similarities with continue. The Galaxy A60 boasts a glass panel with slightly curved edges that should make the device more comfortable to hold. In the top corner, it features a vertical camera module accompanied by an LED flash. As expected, this is home to three separate sensors.
Presumably, the cameras have been borrowed from the Galaxy A8s. If this is the case, consumers can expect to find a 24-megapixel main sensor that supports and f/1.7 aperture. Additionally, a 10-megapixel telephoto camera with support for 2x optical zoom should be present alongside a dedicated 5-megapixel depth sensor. In terms of the front-facing camera, the Galaxy A8s featured a 24-megapixel snapper.
Completing the Galaxy A60’s setup will presumably be Android 9 Pie straight out of the box paired with the One UI overlay. The smartphone will also include a 3,410mAh battery according to the certification listing.
The Samsung Galaxy A70
The Samsung Galaxy A70 looks set to follow in the footsteps of other recently-announced Galaxy A smartphones by adopting a notched Infinity-V display. But in an effort to differentiate this device, Samsung has fitted it with a massive 6.7-inch panel.
Like the Galaxy A60, the Galaxy A70 also features three rear cameras positioned vertically in the top corner. The resolution and aperture of each sensor haven’t been confirmed yet, but the smartphone should include a primary sensor accompanied by a telephoto camera. Moreover, the dedicated depth sensor could potentially be replaced with a more useful wide-angle alternative.
Elsewhere on the rear, Samsung’s smartphone includes an LED flash and the company logo. However, as visible in the images, there is no sign of a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. This is because the Galaxy A70 is set to include an optical in-screen scanner.
The Samsung Galaxy A70 should arrive with Android 9 Pie pre-installed alongside the One UI custom interface. As revealed by the certification listing, the upcoming device will also include a very large 4,400mAh battery which should produce some decent battery life results.
Samsung Galaxy A60 & A70 announcement and release date
The internal characteristics of both the Galaxy A60 and Galaxy A70 remain a bit of a mystery at the moment, but it shouldn’t be too long until the exact specs are revealed.
Both smartphones could be officially announced at Samsung’s event on April 10. Sales of the devices should kick off soon after, although availability could be limited to a handful of Asian markets at first before expanding to other regions such as Europe. It does, however, remain to be seen if either of these models will make it to the US.
Over the past few months, Samsung has been increasing its focus on Asian markets such as India and China in order to grow its smartphone sales further. Part of this strategy involves releasing its low-end and mid-range devices in the region first, with Europe following soon after. But the US doesn’t tend to receive the same kind of attention – in this market, Samsung tends to concentrate primarily on its flagship sales.