Samsung Galaxy A6 and A6+ with Infinity Display official
Samsung has officially launched the Galaxy A6 and A6+. They are the first mid-range smartphones from Samsung to be fitted with its vaunted Infinity Display technology taking the screen out to the edge of the device. It also boasts better than average camera chops and a more upmarket design that previous generations.
The A6 is centered on a 5.6-inch Super AMOLED Infinity Display with an HD+ resolution of 720 x 1480 pixels and ratio of 18.5:9. It is encased with an aluminum chassis and is powered by an unspecified 1.6GHz octa-core processor matched with either 3GB or 4GB of RAM, depending on market. Storage comes in either 32GB or 64GB options with microSD expansion taking it up to a theoretical 256 GB of on board storage. Battery is a solid 3,000mAh.
The A6+ centers on a slightly larger 6.0-inch Super AMOLED Infinity Display with a FHD+ resolution of 1080 x 2220 pixels and the same 18.5:9 screen ratio. It too is made from aluminum but picks up a faster 1.8GHz octa-core processor and also comes with either 3GB or 4GB of RAM depending on market while storage options are the same too. Battery capacity gets ramped up to a 3,500mAh unit, however.
Both the Galaxy A6 and A6+ also sport Dolby Atmos audio and both facial recognition and fingerprint unlocking. The two devices also incorporate the same main rear camera with a 16MP resolution and a large f1.7 aperture. The A6+ gets a second rear shooter with a 5MP resolution and a f1.9 aperture that Samsung has endowed with a special capability it calls Live Focus. This allows users to control the depth of field and bokeh effect before or after a shot is taken. The A6 selfie-camera is rated at 16MP with an f1.9 aperture while the A6+ selfie-camera is rated at 24MP with the same f1.9 aperture.
The Samsung Galaxy A6 and A6+ ship will both ship with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. Pricing hasn’t been announced, but the devices will start rolling out in early May in select European, Asian and Latin American markets before rolling out globally to additional markets in throughout South Korea, Africa and China.