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Samsung A30 priced at P13,990, arrives March 30

MANILA, Philippines – Samsung launched a new budget midrange phone, the Galaxy A30, on Wednesday, March 13. 

The phone will be available on March 30, priced at P13,990.

Here are the specs:

Octa-core processor (dual 1.8GHz + hexa 1.6GHz)
4GB RAM
64GB storage 
4,000 mAh fast-charging battery
Edge-to-edge 6.4-inch Super AMOLED Infinity-U display 
1080 x 2340 resolution
Dual camera rear setup (16MP + 5MP), one camera being ultra-wide angle 
16MP front camera
Rear fingerprint scanner
Face unlock
USB Type-C
Colors: black, white

Customers who purchase the Galaxy A30 from March 30 and 31 get a free JBL Go 2 speaker. 

The A50 variant

A more expensive variant from the Samsung A series was also launched: the A50, with a more powerful Exynos 7904 processor (quad 2.3GHz + quad 1.7GHz) and a triple-camera setup instead of dual camera.

GALAXY A50. Photo from Samsung

GALAXY A50.

Photo from Samsung

Its triple-camera setup includes a 25MP main camera for low-light, an 8MP ultra-wide, and a 5MP camera for bokeh. The front camera also has a higher megapixel count: 25MP versus the A30's 16MP. 

Other improvements are 6GB RAM versus the A30's 4GB, 128GB memory over the eA30's 64GB, an on-screen fingerprint scanner, and an extra blue color option. 

They have the same battery size (4,000mAh), dimensions (158.5 x 74.7 x 7.7mm) and display (Edge-to-edge 6.4-inch Super AMOLED Infinity-U display with 1080 x 2340 resolution).

The A50 variant comes in at P17,990. Pre-orders will be held from March 16 to 29, with pre-orders getting a JBL Go 2 speaker, a mini tripod, and a 10,000 mAh battery pack worth P1,299. 

Both phones were originally announced in February 2019. – Rappler.com