The Samsung Galaxy A6 (2018) is the base version of the Galaxy A6 Plus and it comes with Super AMOLED Infinity display as well. This confirms that the trending bezel-less display is here to stay, and won’t be going away anytime soon.
Apart from being bezel-less, the Galaxy A6 (2018) houses the Exynos 7870 chip from Samsung with an octa-core processor. It has a sleek unibody and unique design that will definitely turn heads, there’s a version with 64GB storage and 4GB RAM as well. Let’s see what it has to offer.
Samsung Galaxy A6 (2018) Key Specs and Features
・5.6-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 720 x 1480 pixels
・Android 8.0 Oreo with 4GB/3GB RAM
・Octa-core 1.6GHz Exynos 7870
・32GB/64GB built-in storage
・16MP rear camera and 16MP front camera
・3000mAh non-removable Li-Ion Battery
Design and Display
The Galaxy A6 (2018) has a unique design at the back to attract users. The beautifully curved dual antenna lines at the rear definitely brought out the beauty at the rear. As we can see, the top antenna line connects stylishly to the foundation at the top middle.
This foundation houses the rear camera and fingerprint scanner in a vertical format. The 3.5mm jack and USB charging port are both at the bottom of the device, leaving the top vacant. It measures 7.7mm in thickness when you turn over to the sides and weighs 294 pixels per inch density. It is available in Black, Gold, Blue and Lavender colours.
Unlike other “bezel-less” smartphone, the screen on the A6 (2018) dishes out an 18.5:9 aspect ratio with extremely narrow bezels. Although, the top and bottom bezels are still petty much visible, as the top houses the selfie camera, speaker grille, sensors and LED flash.
The 5.6-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen exudes infinity display for users. The screen boasts of 720 x 1480 pixels in resolution and 294 pixels per inch density for clear visuals. Furthermore, it stretches up to 75% screen-to-body ratio.
Hardware and Software
Running the race here is the Exynos 7870 chip, an octa-core processor with 64-bit CPU architecture. The Octa-core processor here reaches a standard speed of 1.6GHz which is manufactured on the 14nm FinFET process technology. In the graphics department, the Mali-T830 MP1 graphics processor takes charge.
The standard version of the Galaxy A6 (2018) has 64GB storage space and 4GB RAM for multitasking. While the cheaper variant packs 32GB of storage space and 3GB of RAM. Nonetheless, you can upgrade both storage space up to 256GB. The Samsung Galaxy A6 (2018) runs on Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box.
Camera and Battery
The 16MP rear camera has f/1.7 aperture for crystal clear photographs in low light environments. That’s not all, it comes with a LED flash and packs amazing features like phase detection autofocus, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR and the rest. There’s another 16MP selfie shooter with f/1.9 aperture and a LED flash as well.
The Samsung Galaxy A6 (2018) is powered by a non-removable Li-Ion 3000mAh battery with no fast charging technology. Samsung Galaxy A6 (2018) will be available in stores from May, starting from $299 to $399, that’s about (N100,000 – N140,000).
Samsung Galaxy A6 (2018) Full Specs
・Announced: May 2018
・Status: Available. May 2018
・Network Technology: GSM / WCDMA / LTE
・3G Support: Yes
・4G Support: Yes
・Number of SIM Card: 2 (Nano)
・Dual SIM Support: Yes
・Material Type: Metal
・Dimensions: 149.9 x 70.8 x 7.7 mm
・Colour: Black, Gold, Blue, Lavender
・Screen Type: Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
・Resolution: 720 x 1480 pixels
・Pixel Density: 294ppi
・Screen to Body Ratio: 75%
・Operating system: Android 8.0 Oreo
・Processor: Octa-core 1.6GHz
・Chipset type: Exynos 7870
・Graphics Processing Unit: Mali-T830 MP1
・Memory Card slot: Yes, up to 256GB
・Internal storage: 64GB/32GB
・Back Camera: 16MP
・Front Camera: 16MP
・Back Flash: Yes, LED
・Front Flash: Yes
・Wifi Hotspot: Yes
・Fingerprint Sensor: Yes (Rear)
・Sensors: accelerometer, proximity, ambient light, gyroscope, compass
・USB: type C
・3.5mm Audio Jack: Yes
・Standby Time: –
・Fast Charging: No