Samsung Galaxy A30 & A50 Malaysia: Everything you need to know

This is it! Samsung has officially unveiled all the pricing and availability details for their brand new mid-range handsets, the Galaxy A30 and Galaxy A50. Here is everything you need to know if you plan to pick one up for yourself.

Availability

The Samsung Galaxy A30 and A50 will be available starting today at all authorised Samsung retailers nationwide and online. There will only be one spec variant each, and the handsets will be priced as follows:

Samsung Galaxy A30 — RM799
Samsung Galaxy A50 — RM1,199

You can choose between three colour variants for each handset, and they are Black, Blue and White. These smartphones will be available for purchase at all authorised Samsung retailers nationwide, as well as online.

Galaxy A30 & Galaxy A50

In case you’ve been a little out of the loop, Samsung’s Galaxy A50 and A30 are the company’s latest mid-range handsets. It’s a new segment in their Galaxy A premium mid-range lineup, and these come with updated specs and a lower price tag.

Despite the lower price, both smartphones look fairly capable on paper, which is always good to see. Both devices come with a 6.4-inch Infinity U display up front that pushes a resolution of Full HD+. They also pack a large 4,000 mAh battery inside and glossy body that’s made from curved “3D Glasstic” (y’know, like glass and plastic).

However, these handsets do differ when it comes to what is running on the inside. The more expensive Galaxy A50 is powered by an Exynos 9610 processor and comes with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. On the other hand, the Galaxy A30 packs an Exynos 7904 processor (same as Galaxy M20) inside that’s mated to 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.

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For photos, the device comes with a triple camera setup at the back that comprises a 25MP f/1.7 aperture wide camera, an 8MP f/2.2 aperture ultra-wide camera, and a third 5MP depth sensor. Up front, the Galaxy A50 features a 25MP selfie shooter with an f/2.0 aperture lens.

The Galaxy A30, only gets a dual-camera setup at the back where you’re getting a 16MP f/1.7 aperture wide camera with a 5MP f/2.2 aperture ultra-wide secondary camera. For selfies, the A30 sports a 16MP f/2.0 selfie shooter.

Probably one of the bigger disappointments is that in Malaysia, the Galaxy A30 and A50 don’t come with support for Samsung Pay, which is the company’s mobile payment system. This would have been a pretty cool advantage that Samsung could have leveraged over the other handsets in this market, leaning on the strength of their ecosystem for an edge.

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