Samsung found monumental success with its revamped mid-range ‘A’ series of smartphones around the world with its appealing design and smooth performance at a compelling price. Galaxy A50 was launched a while back at an exciting price and it was an instant hit among the Nepalese crowd. And just before the Dashain, Samsung Galaxy A50s was launched that comes with improved cameras, more RAM and bigger storage at the helm. Samsung had already slashed the priced of Galaxy A50s within less than a month of its launch. And now, celebrating the company’s 50th anniversary, the A50s has received yet another price drop. Will this strategy finally yield some positive outcomes for the A50 successor? We’re eager to find out.
Samsung Galaxy A50s Overview
Just looking at A50 and A50s, one wouldn’t be able to tell which is which since they look identical to each other. However, the most significant difference is in the camera section. The A50s boasts triple main camera setup like the A50, but with some major upgrade. Here, you can find a 48MP primary camera with f/2.0 using the Sony IMX582 sensor with a 123-degrees field of view. The A50s also have an 8MP lens for ultra-wide-angle shots and a 5MP depth sensor for portrait images.
A50s sees improvement on the front camera department too, now with a 32MP f/2.0 lens. The main camera is now capable of capturing 4K videos at 30fps which is another significant upgrade from A50, which was limited to 1080p at 30fps.
There’s not much of an upgrade in the chipset between the two phones. Though A50s houses Exynos 9611 octa-core chipset (10nm) compared to Exynos 9610 of the A50, they are clocked at the same frequency. However, Samsung says users can expect comparatively better gaming performance as a result of GPU overclocking.
Samsung has always been coming out with devices that look great and feel great on the hand too. The design aesthetics of Samsung smartphones are one of the main reasons for their success I’d say. The A50s is no exception to that rule. It has a 6.4″ FHD+ super AMOLED Infinity-U display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. There’s a slight chin on the bottom of the display, though it doesn’t conflict with the overall feel of the device.
Memory and Storage
The phone comes in two memory configurations – 4GB and 6GB, both of which have an internal storage of 128GB (UFS 2.1) with an option to expand it up to 512GB. However, it seems that Samsung has launched only the 6/128GB variant here in Nepal.
Battery and Audio
A50s is powered by a non-removable Li-Pro 4000 mAh battery that supports 15W fast-charging through USB Type C. Graciously enough, the evanescent 3.5mm headphone jack is still present. So there’s that.
Like the high-end Samsung devices, the A50s has an in-display optical fingerprint scanner. It is not blazingly fast to the likes of OnePlus 7 Pro but does the job nevertheless. It runs on Android Pie with Samsung’s very own One UI on top.
Samsung Galaxy A50s Specifications
- Body: 6.24 x 2.93 x 0.30 inches; 169 gm (5.96 oz)
- Display: 6.4 inches Super AMOLED Infinity-U
- Resolution: Full-HD+ (1080 x 2340 pixels), 19.5:9 ratio
- Chipset: Exynos 9611, 10nm process
- CPU: Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)
- GPU: Mali-G72 MP3
- RAM: 4GB/6GB
- Storage: 128GB UFS 2.1 (expandable up to 512GB)
- Rear Camera: (48MP, f/2.0, 1/2″ Sony IMX 582 sensor) + (8MP, f/2.2 ultra-wide lens) + (5MP, f/2.2 depth sensor), LED Flash
- Front Camera: Single – 32MP, f/2.0
- OS & UI: Android Pie with Samsung One UI on top
- Battery: Non-removable 4000 mAh; USB Type C
- Colors: Prism Crush Black, Prism Crush White, Prism Crush Violet
Samsung Galaxy A50s Price in Nepal and Availability
Samsung officially launched the 6/128GB variant of A50s in Nepal for Rs. 42,190. However, Samsung Nepal had slashed the price of the Galaxy A50s after a month of its launch to Rs. 38,990. But now, you can get it for as low as Rs. 33,599. With the new asking price, we think the A50s is kind of worth the money. It has a decent camera setup, design & build quality, and the performance isn’t all bad as well. Is this new price compelling enough? Let us know in the comments.
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Samsung Galaxy A50s Initial Impression
The A50s frankly is not that big an upgrade from its predecessor. There is some significant improvement in the camera department but that’s it. However, Samsung has managed to drop the price at the right time, making it a very good phone under Rs. 35,000 in Nepal.