It’s an unprecedented Samsung day! First, the value-packed Galaxy M20 made its way to our shores in the morning, and hours later the Galaxy A30 and A50 enter hazy Malaysian airspace. The message from the number one smartphone maker of the world is crystal clear: they want back the piece of value pie. Here’s looking at you – the Redmis, the Honors, the ZenFones, Vivos and Novas.
Announced at MWC 2019 in February, the mid-range Galaxy A30 and A50 will be available starting to day at all Samsung Experience Stores, authorised retailers nationwide (online and offline).
The duo sits below the current premium mid-range Galaxy A7 and A9 but feature similar design and feel. There are three colourways to choose from – Black, Blue and White.
Samsung has gone for a minimalistic notch with the Galaxy A30 and A50 – something it calls “Infinity-U” as opposed to “Infinity-V” on the Galaxy M20. Both come with a 6.4-inch Full HD+ display with commendably slim bezels.
The Galaxy A30 packs a rear fingerprint sensor, while the Galaxy A50 boasts a more cutting-edge in-screen fingerprint scanner.
That’s not all that’s different between the two: the Galaxy A50 gets an Exynos 9610 processor with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage; the Galaxy A30 packs an Exynos 7904 (same as the Galaxy M20) coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.. It’s nice to see Samsung not hold back on memory and storage, and should see both devices match up well with competitors.
The Galaxy A50 sports a triple camera setup on the back that consists of a 25MP f/1.7 wide camera, an 8MP f/2.2 ultra-wide camera and a 5MP depth sensor. On the front, it gets a whopping 25MP f/2.0 selfie shooter.
Both devices run Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box with Samsung One UI on top.
As rumoured, the Galaxy A50 is priced at MYR1,199 and the Galaxy A30 goes for MYR799. It’s odd that the Galaxy A30 is priced similarly to the Galaxy M20 but they’re targeted at different segments of the market. Also, the Galaxy M20 is an online exclusive and you’ll not be able to buy it at retail shops.
The Galaxy A30 and A50 are available for purchase now at all Samsung Experience Stores, authorised retailers nationwide (online and offline).