The Samsung Galaxy A6 and Galaxy A6 Plus make an appearance in a series of leaked high-resolution renders, showing some similarities with the Galaxy A8.
This marks the first time that fans are seeing what the upcoming smartphones, believed to be the successors to the Galaxy A5 (2017), could look like.
Samsung Galaxy A6 And A6 Plus Renders
The leak reveals some key design specifications such as the Infinity Display, rear fingerprint scanner, a 3.5 mm headphone jack, and a micro USB port. The micro USB port is a bit odd, though, as both the A5 and A7 in 2017 had a USB Type-C port. The Galaxy A6 duo is not expected to be cheaper than these two, so many are wondering why Samsung would opt for a micro USB port.
Overall, the Samsung Galaxy A6 lineup looks similar to the newly announced Galaxy A8 and A8 Plus, which are also alike in terms of sizes. It would put the A6 display at 5.6 inches and the A6 Plus at 6 inches. Both will have the same 18.5:9 aspect ratio, but with 2220 x 1080 resolution.
The main difference would be the dual-camera setup in the back of the Galaxy A6 Plus, which is similar to the setup in the Galaxy S9 Plus whereas the A8 Plus only has one rear sensor. As for the smaller variant, it looks like it will also sport a single camera.
Samsung Galaxy A6 And A6 Plus Specifications
The internal specifications will also vary between the Galaxy A6 and the A6 Plus. The smaller sibling is said to come with an Exynos 7870 SoC with 3 GB of RAM while the larger one will be possibly powered by a Snapdragon 625 chipset with 4 GB RAM. Both devices will have an internal storage of 32 GB and Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box.
The source of the leak further claims that the new handsets from Samsung might be sold under the name Galaxy J8 and J8 Plus in some countries. SamMobile previously revealed that the Galaxy A6 and A6 Plus will be released in Russia, Europe, and the Middle East with no mention of the United States.
Upon its release, the unlocked version of the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) cost around $329.99. Thus, fans can expect that the price of the new Galaxy A6 will be in the same ballpark or a little higher while the A6 Plus will cost $50 more. The release date of these rumored smartphones is yet to be announced.