Samsung announced the Galaxy A6 and the Galaxy A6+ back in May with the upgraded camera and Bixby. In the last few weeks, these devices were released in a few markets. The South Korean smartphone maker did not confirm whether these handsets were released in the United States. A report by Sammobile indicates that the Galaxy A6 will launch in the US, which will be exclusive to Sprint.
The US-bound Galaxy A6 now seems to have gained Bluetooth SIG certification days before launch. The Galaxy A6 US variant is called SM-A600P and has a software version A600P.001. Judging by the Sammobile report, and the required Bluetooth SIG certification process, we can now confirm that the handset will be released shortly. The Samsung Galaxy A6 is a mid-range smartphone that features a 5.6 inches Infinity Display with 720×1480 pixel resolution along with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio. The device is powered by a 1.6GHz octa-core Exynos 7870 processor, aided with 3GB/4GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB of storage. It runs Android 8.0 Oreo-based Samsung’s Experience 9.0 skin on top. The smartphone offers a fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted), Face Recognition support, Dolby Atmos, Samsung Pay, Bixby Vision, and much more for a price of around Rs. 19,990 ($290).
Since it is a budget device, the Galaxy A6 cuts down on the camera prowess and instead focuses on delivering an optimal user experience. It sports a 16-megapixel primary and secondary camera. The phone ships with dual-SIM support, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC, and a USB Type-C port. A 3,000mAh battery powers the device. One can easily get 7 hours of talk time, and the battery will last you an entire day with moderate usage.
As of now, both Samsung and Sprint are yet to reveal the official launch date of the Galaxy A6 in the United States. Additionally, Samsung even hasn’t confirmed whether the A6+ is also launching alongside with the Galaxy A6. The device will have to pass a few more certifications before launch. Hopefully, the process goes through smoothly without any hiccups. We’ve got our eyes peeled and will keep you posted about any developments in the near future.