Samsung Galaxy A50s and Galaxy A30s announced with refreshed designs, in-display scanners, and Triple Cameras

Samsung must have realised they were missing out a lot on the budget segment of Smartphones in Africa. Transsion with TECNO and Infinix was making a killing with their then affordable but incredibly well specd devices. And while Samsung slept on the $100 to $250 segment, it slowly lost market share; losing the top spot in Kenya and in Africa.

This year, they came back fully prepared. Huawei had just launched an attack on affordable phones with their Y-series 2019 and it seems Samsung didn’t want to be left behind again. So they killed the J-series and announced a new A-series divided into two segments: budget segment (A10, A20, and A30), and flagship killers (A50, A70, and A80).

Samsung Galaxy A30s White Back
Samsung Galaxy A30s Back

As it seems, Samsung is serious on updating the 2019 A-series line of phones before the year ends. They just recently announced the refreshed Galaxy A10s and now we have the new Galaxy A30s and Galaxy A50s. I think we should in the coming weeks expect a refreshed Galaxy A20s too.

My favourite phone from the 2019 A-series has been the Galaxy A20 and I can’t wait to see what changes Samsung can make to it with the Galaxy A20s.

The Galaxy A30 and Galaxy A50 were the first in Samsung’s 2019 A-series to start selling in Kenya. Thereafter Samsung brought the rest, and they’ve all done so well in terms of sales in the country. They’re some of the most sought phones in Kenya this year bringing tough competition to Transsion, Xiaomi, OPPO and Huawei.

Samsung Galaxy A50s
Samsung Galaxy A50s Back

Here’s a detailed comparison between the Galaxy A50s and the Galaxy A30s whose prices are yet to be announced. Hopefully, Samsung Kenya will avail them locally as soon as they go on sale.

Comparison: Galaxy A50s Vs Galaxy A30s Specifications

Samsung Galaxy A50sSamsung Galaxy A30s
Dimensions & weight158.5 x 74.5 x 7.7 mm, 169g158.5 x 74.7 x 7.8 mm, 166g
DisplaySuper AMOLED 6.4 inches 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~403ppi)Super AMOLED 6.4 inches, 720 x 1560 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~268ppi)
Main CameraTriple:
48 MP, f/2.0, (wide), 1/2″, 0.8µm, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide)
5 MP, f/2.2, depth sensor
25 MP, f/1.7, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide)
5 MP, f/2.2, depth sensor
Selfie Camera32 MP, f/2.0, 25mm (wide)16 MP, f/2.0
ProcessorExynos 9610 (10nm)Exynos 7885 (14 nm)
Memory4GB or 6GB RAM3GB or 4GB RAM
Storage64GB or 128GB32GB or 64GB or 128GB
Operating SystemAndroid 9.0 (Pie) with OneUIAndroid 9.0 (Pie) with OneUI
Battery4,000mAh 15W Fast Charge4,000mAh 15W Fast Charge
Network2G, 3G, 4G/LTE2G, 3G, 4G/LTE
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 
Bluetooth 5.0
USB type-C
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 
Bluetooth 5.0
USB type-C
Colour optionsPrism Crush Black, Prism Crush White, Prism Crush Green, Prism Crush Violet2Prism Crush Black, Prism Crush White, Prism Crush Green, Prism Crush Violet2
Other FeaturesUnder Display Fingerprint Scanner
Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass 
Under Display Fingerprint Scanner
Accelerometer, proximity, compass


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