Samsung is strengthening its mid-tier range with two new mobile devices coming to the United States: the Galaxy A6 smartphone and the Galaxy Tab A 10.5" tablet.
For those who want to get more out of a more affordable smartphone, the Galaxy A6 features a Super AMOLED Infinity Display, it supports expandable storage up to 400GB, 16MP front and rear cameras, with the latter to have a F1.7 aperture to helps keep your pictures bright in low-light settings. Plus, the camera gives you a smarter way to use your phone. Shop for something you see with or translate foreign text to help you navigate new cities or even menus with Bixby.
|Samsung Galaxy A6 specifications|
|DISPLAY||5.6 inch HD+(720x1480) Super AMOLED|
|CAMERA||Front: 16MP /w LED Flash (F1.9)
Rear: 16MP /w LED Flash (F1.7)
|BODY||149.9mm x 70.9mm x 7.7mm, 162g|
|AP||Exynos 7884 (Octa 1.6GHz)|
32GB internal storage + microSD (up to 400GB)
|SIM CARD||Single: one Nano SIM and one MicroSD slot (up to 400GB)|
|OS||Android 8.0 (Oreo)|
|NETWORK||LTE Cat.6 B1, B2,B3, B4,B5,B7, B12,B66,B71
|CONNECTIVITY||Bluetooth5.0, Wi-Fi 11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, NFC (UICC, Optional), GPS, GLONASS|
|SENSORS||Accelerometer, Proximity, Light, Hall Gyro, Compass, Fingerprint|
|AUTHENTICATION||Lock Type: Pattern, Pin, Password
Biometric Lock Types: Fingerprint Scanner, Facial Recognition
|AUDIO||MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA, DSF, DFF, APE|
|VIDEO||Recording: FHD @ 30fps
Playback: UHD @ 30fps
It's easy to connect the Galaxy A6 to your Samsung Galaxy Watch, pair Gear IconX fitness earbuds, or monitor and control your connected devices with the SmartThings app.
You can also choose how you want to unlock your device with security options integrated from Samsung's flagship phones, including fingerprint scan and facial recognition. Your information is safe with defense-grade, multi-layered protection from Samsung Knox built into the device.
The Samsung Galaxy A6 will be available in the U.S. for the manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $359.99 starting on September 14, and at more carriers in the coming weeks.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5" puts cinema in your hands with its 16:10 screen ratio and Quad Speakers enhanced by Dolby Atmos sound technology. The tablet also lets you control your smart home devices through SmartThings, and set limits on your child's screen time with Samsung Kids. The Samsung Kids service offers curated learning games, books, and videos for kids ages 3-12 years old. Samsung Kids is available as a 30-day trial.
|Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5" specifications|
|DISPLAY||10.5" WUXGA (1920x1200) TFT LCD|
|CHIPSET||QualcommSnapdragon 450 Octa Core (1.8GHz)|
|MEMORY||3GB + 32GB, microSD up to 400GB|
|CAMERA||8MP AF + 5MP with Flash|
|PORT||USB 2.0 (Type C)|
|SENSORS||Accelerometer, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, RGB Light Sensor|
|WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth4.2|
|GPS||GPS + GLONASS + BeiDou1|
|DIMENSION, WEIGHT||10.23" x 6.33" x 0.31"
1.17lb (Wi-Fi), 1.18lb (LTE)
|VIDEO||Recording: FHD @ 30fps
Playback: FHD @ 60fps
The Galaxy Tab A 10.5" Wi-Fi version will be available in the U.S. for $329.99 (MSRP) at Amazon, Samsung.com, Walmart and Walmart.com starting on September 14, 2018. The Galaxy Tab A 10.5" LTE version will be available at Sprint and Verizon later this year.