Samsung Galaxy A6s specs revealed to include 6-inch screen, 6GB RAM
Unfortunately, early speculation about the handset possibly paving the way for next year’s Galaxy S10 with in-display fingerprint recognition technology has proven as phony as a three-dollar bill.
Still, we were curious to see what the Galaxy A6s wanted to do to stand out from the Galaxy A6 and A6+, which has already come to light, thanks to China’s FCC-equivalent Tenaa institution.
The local telecommunications equipment certification center had published revealing product images last week, adding full information on specifications over the weekend. The SM-G6200 apparently sports a 5.99-inch IPS LCD panel with 2160 x 1080 resolution.
Oddly enough, that’s a slightly lower pixel count than the 6-inch AMOLED Galaxy A6+ (2018), which offers 2220 x 1080 resolution. On the bright side, the Samsung Galaxy A6s is listed with a hefty 6GB RAM, generous 64 and 128GB storage options, as well as an unnamed processor clocked at up to 2.2 GHz, which could be a Snapdragon 660 or 710.
Either way, a solid upgrade over the Snapdragon 450 inside the A6+, although we’re not sure the same applies to the phone’s dual rear-facing cameras, listed as combining 12 and 2MP imaging sensors, compared to the 16 + 5MP two-lens setup on the back of the A6+.
The Galaxy A6s is not shaping up to be a selfie-taking powerhouse either, with a single 5MP front shooter in tow, running Android 8.1 Oreo on the software side of things, and packing a decent but far from impressive 3,300 mAh battery.
That’s made even less impressive by the 8.39 mm profile of the Galaxy A6s, which is chunkier than the A6+ waist. But for what it’s worth, the new guy is around 4 millimeters shorter. Also, it could come in snazzy gradient colors.