Samsung announces two new mid-range Galaxy A phones with a focus on cameras



Samsung announced two new Galaxy A Series mid-range telephones, the A30 and the A50. The phones were first found on the website of Samsung India, and on February 28 invitations appear to be sent out for a press case in Mumbai, Hyderabad, and Kolkata. It's a push by Samsung against the market share lost to Chinese producers like Xiaomi in India, whose cheaper devices with competitive characteristics are becoming more common in the nation.

With both the A30 and the A50, cameras are one of the primary focus areas. The A50 has three rear cameras: a primary 25 megapixel main camera, an ultra-wide 8 megapixel lens (which the phone smartly recommends using depending on what you shoot), and a 5 megapixel depth sensor. The front also features a 25 megapixel camera for blurring backgrounds with a unique selfie focus. The A30 has two cameras on the back— a main lens of 16 megapixels and a broad angle lens of 5 megapixels— together with a front camera of 16 megapixels.

Both devices have a sensor for fingerprints, but while the A50s are on-screen, the A30s are on the back. Samsung's announcement says that the A30 can also be unlocked by facial recognition, but it's not saying whether the A50 also has this.

Samsung claims the phones are made of "3D Glasstic," a glass and plastic portmanteau, with a 6.4 "Super AMOLED Infinity-U display edge-to-edge. Infinity-U is the word for Samsung's notch design, which is almost identical to the tiny, half-oval notch design of the Essential Phone.

Some other information: The Galaxy A50 and Galaxy A30 both have fast-charging batteries of 4,000mAh. The A30 will have either 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage or 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage, while the A50 can have 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage, or 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. Both can increase storage by microSD to 512 GB.

Samsung and Xiaomi have market dominance in India, which together accounts for about 60% of the mobile phone market in India. The presence of both businesses has risen in India over the previous year, but Xiaomi has seen a substantial jump from 18% of market share to 30 in specific. At the moment, Canalys analyst TuanAnh Nguyen said in a declaration that Samsung focused on "striking back" against Xiaomi: "It introduced phones directly opposed to Xiaomi's portfolio and focused on its cameras and imaging capabilities." Pricing and accessibility have not yet been published either for the Galaxy A30 or A50.