The Galaxy A6, Samsung's recently revealed mid-range beauty, is coming to the United States through Sprint, SamMobile has confirmed.
Announced about a month ago, the Galaxy A6 and A6 Plus fill the latest gap in Samsung's midrange portfolio. They are decently spec'd devices supposed to cater to folks who find the Galaxy S9, S9 Plus, and Galaxy Note 8 much too expensive.
No word on whether the A6 Plus will also make its way to the United States, though. The Galaxy A6 has a 5.6-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1,480 x 720 and an 18.5:9 aspect ratio. It features an almost edge-to-edge display but with thick bezels on the top and bottom. Even for a mid-range phone, though, it looks rather expensive.
Samsung Galaxy A6 Specs
A 16-megapixel camera with an f/1.7 aperture sits on the back, and below it is a fingerprint sensor placed a tad bit too close. Samsung with its awkward placements again.
In terms of guts, the device has a 1.6 GHz quad-core processor paired with up to 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage. There's also a variant with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB of storage, but it's unclear which of the two models Sprint will go for. The phone also offers expandable storage via a microSD card slot.
Surprisingly for a mid-range phone, the Galaxy A6 supports a number of advanced features normally reserved for premium-tier Samsung devices, including facial recognition, Dolby Atmos audio, and Samsung Pay. It will also run Android Oreo out of the box.
Samsung Galaxy A6 US Price And Release Date
Both the Galaxy A6 and A6 Plus are already on sale in the European market for €299 and €369, respectively. Expect the A6 to cost around $350 once it launches. Color options will include black, gold, and lavender.
Though the Galaxy A6 firmware is already available, says SamMobile, Sprint has yet to reveal exactly when it'll begin selling the phone. Make sure to check back with Tech Times as we learn more.
AT&T To Sell Samsung Galaxy A6 As Well?
Aside from Sprint, previous rumors suggest the phone could come to AT&T as well, but the carrier hasn't made any announcements so far.
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