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21 May 2018

Samsung Galaxy A6, Galaxy A6+ with AI camera features launched

Samsung Galaxy A6, Galaxy A6+: Specs, features, launch

As an addition to its line up of mid-budget smartphone in India, Samsung has launched the Galaxy A6 and Galaxy A6+ smartphones in the country.

Launched alongside the Galaxy J6 and Galaxy J8 models, both A6 and A6+ offer Super AMOLED Infinity Display, a metal unibody design and Artificial Intelligence powered camera features.

Here's our roundup on Galaxy A6 and Galaxy A6+

In context

Samsung Galaxy A6, Galaxy A6+: Specs, features, launch
At a glance

Design & Display

At a glance

With support for dual-SIM (Nano) cards, both Galaxy A and A+ offer a metal unibody design and are available in blue, black and gold color options.

In terms of display, Galaxy A6 gets a 5.6-inch HD+ (720x1480 pixels) Super AMOLED Infinity display while the A6+ features a 6-inch full-HD+ (1080x2220 pixels) Super AMOLED Infinity Display.

Notably, both phones offer an aspect ratio of 18.5:9.

Camera

For the shutterbugs and selfie lovers

The Galaxy A6 gets a 16-megapixel f/1.7 rear camera and a 16-megapixel f/1.9 camera on the front. Both cameras get dedicated LED flash as well.

The Galaxy A6+ offers a dual rear-camera setup comprising a 16-megapixel f/1.7 primary sensor and 5-megapixel f/1.9 secondary sensor with LED flash.

On the front, A6+ offers a 24-megapixel camera with an f/1.9 aperture and LED flash.

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AI camera features on both the Galaxy A6 and A6+

Both phones get a new camera app that offers features such as Live Bokeh, Background Blur Shape and a variable selfie flash functionality that allows users to adjust light exposure. Moreover, A6, and A6+ get AI camera in Samsung Mall, and Samsung Pay Mini apps also.

Under the hood

Storage, Battery

Under the hood

The Galaxy A6 gets a 1.6GHz octa-core Exynos 7 series processor, paired with 4GB RAM, 32GB/64GB onboard storage (expandable up to 256GB) and packs a 3,000mAh battery.

The A6+ comes with a 1.8GHz octa-core Snapdragon 450 processor, coupled with 4GB RAM, 64GB storage (expandable up to 256GB) and packs a 3,500mAh battery.

Notably, both phones run Android 8.0 Oreo with Samsung Experience on top.

Nitty-Gritty

Connectivity options and Sensors onboard Galaxy A6 and Galaxy A6+

In terms of connectivity both the Galaxy A6 and A6+ offer 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB, and 3.5mm headphone jack.

Along with standard sensors, both smartphones sport a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.

Other common features include a 'Chat over Video' feature that allows users to chat while simultaneously watching videos, and memory management features such as delete duplicate images, zip unused apps.

A6 starts at Rs. 21,990 while A6+ costs Rs. 25,990

Price & Availability

A6 starts at Rs. 21,990 while A6+ costs Rs. 25,990

Samsung Galaxy A6 costs Rs. 21,990 and Rs. 22,990 for the 32GB and 64GB storage variant, respectively. On the other hand, Galaxy A6+ costs Rs. 25,990.

The phones will go on sale starting May 22 via Paytm Mall, Amazon India, and Samsung India e-store and retail stores.

Buyers will get Rs. 3,000 cashback via Paytm Mall and on purchases made using ICICI Credit cards.

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