If you happen to be an ardent Samsung fan who tracks almost all Samsung-related stuff, you might be aware of the fact that the company is prepping two brand new mid-range handsets – the Galaxy A6 and the Galaxy A6 Plus – set to be released in the next few months. Both these new A6 series handsets seem to be successors to last year’s Galaxy A5 (2017). So far, both the phones have appeared on several benchmarking websites and were identified by their respective model numbers SM-A600FN and SM-A605G. However, we still did not have an idea as to what both these A-series handsets would look like. That was until now. Thanks to our friend @OnLeaks, we finally have the first renders of both these new Samsung devices.
Before I talk more about both these handsets, take a look at the renders of both the devices. The first gallery shows the design aspects of the Samsung Galaxy A6 in detail while the second gallery has all the renders of the Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus.
Samsung Galaxy A6: Image Gallery
Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus: Image Gallery
Samsung Galaxy A6: 149.9 x 71.5 x 7.8 mm
Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus: 160.2 x 76.2 x 8.3 mm
We also have a video of both the renders.
Now that you have seen both the handsets let’s talk specs.
Samsung Galaxy A6, Galaxy A6 Plus Specifications
From what is currently known, the Samsung Galaxy A6 could be powered by Samsung’s own Exynos 7870 SoC. This SoC is based on a 14nm FinFET manufacturing process and claims to consume 30% less power compared to its predecessor. The SoC integrates an octa core processor with eight Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.6 GHz. While this is yet to be confirmed, it is currently being said that the Galaxy A6 could ship with 3GB of RAM and. As for the display, the Galaxy A6 is likely to be the smaller of the two, sporting a 5.6-inch display. Like its more expensive brethren, the Galaxy A6’s display will be in the tall 18.5:9 aspect ratio.
As for the Galaxy A6 Plus, current reports indicate that this handset would use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC that is also used on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 and the Note 5. The phone could ship with 4GB of RAM and could sport a larger 6-inch AMOLED panel
Both these A-Series handsets would be the first ones from the series to sport a microUSB port instead of a USB Type-C port.
Galaxy A6, A6 Plus or Galaxy J8, Galaxy J8 Plus?
Now that we are done talking about the Galaxy A6/A6 Plus, let us talk about two other Samsung devices – the Galaxy J8 and the Galaxy J8 Plus that have also been making news of late. According to @OnLeaks, it is possible that the Galaxy A6/A6+ and the Galaxy J8/J8+ could be the same devices that are meant to be sold in different markets under different names. This bit, however, is mere speculation at this point.
There is no word as to when you can expect the Galaxy A6 series to hit the market. You can expect both the handsets to go official in the next few months, though.