Samsung Galaxy smartphones have been extremely popular for years. The high-end models can be found at Samsung within the Galaxy S and Note series, of which the Note 9, S10e, S10, S10 Plus and the S10 5G are the latest models. Within the Galaxy J series, you have traditionally found the cheapest Samsung phones, but this phone series has merged into the Galaxy A series. The new model range looks very complete in 2019, from cheap budget models to advanced mid-range smartphones.
We are now in April, so far Samsung has released eight new A-series smartphones, six of which will be sold in the Netherlands.
Samsung Galaxy A10
In 2019, Samsung opts to also carry real budget phones in its A-series. Last year the Galaxy J4 Plus was the cheapest Samsung model, this device received a suggested retail price of € 190. Within the A-series 2018 models, the Galaxy A6 was the cheapest, you could buy this phone for € 310 after the introduction. The prices quoted are for a single device without a subscription.
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In 2019 you can go to the Korean manufacturer for even cheaper models. The Galaxy A10 has a suggested retail price of € 150. You will receive a mobile phone that runs on the latest operating system from Google; Android 9 Pie.
The Samsung Galaxy A10 has a large 6.2-inch HD + display with a V-shaped notch at the top of the screen. This houses a 5MP selfie camera. On the back, the mobile phone is equipped with a single 13MP camera. This is the only Galaxy smartphone in 2019 that does not have at least one dual camera. There is also no fingerprint scanner, but the A10 has Face Unlock, which makes it possible to unlock the device through face detection.
The entry-level telephone has 2GB RAM memory and 32GB storage memory. In addition, a 3,400 mAh battery is built in, more than enough capacity to get through the day. Consumers can buy the Galaxy A10 from May 2019, the smartphone appears in three colors; black, blue and red.
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Why Samsung chose the A20 to stick an ‘e’ behind it is not entirely clear to me. There is a Galaxy A20 released, this device is however conducted in Russia and has quite a few differences with the European model. With us, you can only buy the Galaxy A20e.
A budget smartphone with a slightly smaller screen than the Galaxy A10. This device has a 5.8-inch HD + display. This model is also equipped with an Infinity-V display, or the device has a V-shaped notch, in which the 8MP selfie camera is included.
In addition, a double camera is integrated on the rear. The main camera has 13MP, just like the A10. The second camera is a 5MP camera with a wide-angle lens, making it possible to make extra wide-ranging shots. The fingerprint sensor is placed on the back of this budget phone. The Face Unlock function can also be found on the A20e.
The Android Pie smartphone is powered by an octa-core processor with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage space. As with all Galaxy smartphones – apart from the A80 – the memory can be expanded with a microSD memory card. Finally, a 3,000 mAh battery is built in, also 15W fast charging is supported.
Consumers can purchase the Samsung Galaxy A20e from the end of April 2019 for a suggested retail price of € 180. This is the price for a sim-lock free device, without a telephone subscription. The smartphone is available in three colors; black, blue and red.
Samsung Galaxy A40
The new A40 also falls within the budget segment. This device receives a suggested retail price of € 250. Do you want to buy this smartphone with a subscription? Then you don’t have to worry about the telecom legislation that came into force in 2017. Because if you buy a smartphone up to € 250 with a subscription, no income test needs to be performed and no BKR registration will follow.
The Galaxy A40 offers great value for money. The smartphone has a 5.9-inch Full HD + display. For this model, Samsung has opted for an Infinity U-display, which means that a small U-shaped notch is provided. Selfie enthusiasts will appreciate the high-resolution front camera, it is a 25MP camera with f / 2.0 lens.
Just like the other Galaxy 2019 smartphones, this Samsung phone also runs on the Android 9 Pie operating system. This device has 4GB RAM and 64GB memory. The device can be unlocked via the fingerprint scanner on the back or via Face Unlock.
The double camera can also be found on the back. The main camera offers a higher resolution than that of the A20e. It is a 16MP camera with an f / 1.9 lens. The second camera offers 5MP resolution and a wide-angle lens for taking 23⁰ panorama photos. For the energy supply, this model is equipped with a 3,100 mAh battery that supports 15W fast charging. Consumers who buy the Galaxy A40 have a choice of four colors; black, blue, white and coral (orange).
Samsung Galaxy A50
The Galaxy A50 was – together with the A30 that is not available in our country – one of the first Galaxy A 2019 smartphones. The device has been available since March and received a suggested retail price of € 350 including VAT for a single device without a subscription. Samsung phones usually fall in price quickly, that’s no different from the A50. If you look now, one month later, on the internet, you will find prices ranging between € 275 and € 325. So you immediately get a nice discount on your device.
Within the updated Galaxy A model range, the A50 is the cheapest model with an in-display fingerprint scanner. With more and more smartphones, the fingerprint scanner can no longer be found on the back but integrated under the screen. This new way of unlocking is just as safe and also just as fast. This model also has a 4,000 mAh battery.
The device also has a relatively large screen. It is a 6.4-inch Full HD + display. Just like with the A40, a U-shaped notch has been made at the top of the screen. The selfie camera of this model is similar to that of the A40 and offers a resolution of 25MP.
Samsung has placed an extra camera on the back. In other words, the Galaxy A50 is the cheapest Samsung phone with a triple camera. It is a 25MP (f / 1.7) main camera, an 8MP wide angle, and a 5MP depth camera. In addition, the AI (Artificial Intelligence) camera is able to recognize shooting conditions, after which the camera automatically selects the correct settings for the best image results.
This Samsung smartphone is available in two memory variants. A 4GB / 64GB memory variant is available, as well as a model with 6GB RAM / 128GB memory. If you are going to compare prices on the internet, then it is wise to keep a close eye on comparing the right models.
The storage memory can be expanded afterward, but of course, that does not apply to the working memory. In many cases, the minimum price difference ensures that you can opt for the more expensive model. This way your device stays fast, even over time. Consumers who want to buy the Samsung Galaxy A50 can choose from the same color schemes as with the A40; black, blue, white and coral.
Samsung Galaxy A70
The A70 is a special device. This smartphone has taken over various functions from the more expensive Galaxy S10 5G. The 5G model is not available in the Netherlands, but it does offer different added value compared to the S10 Plus. These extras can also be found in the new A70.
To begin with the screen, the Galaxy A70 is equipped with a giant 6.7-inch display. The Full HD + resolution is slightly lower than with the S10 5G, nevertheless, it is a beautiful, clear display. The type of display differs. With the S10 series, an Infinity-O display has been applied, or a hole has been made in the screen in which the selfie camera is incorporated. The A70 has opted for a cheaper alternative, namely a notch.
Also in terms of battery capacity, the A70 shows many similarities with Samsung’s top model. The device is equipped with a huge 4,500 mAh battery that supports fast charging. However, this is not about 15W, but about 25W Super Fast Charging technology. This allows the phone to be charged at lightning speed.
Just like with the A50, an in-display fingerprint scanner is built in, as well as a triple camera. Incidentally, the resolution is higher than with its cheaper brother. A 32MP selfie camera is placed on the front. The camera on the rear also houses an image sensor with 32MP. The other cameras (5MP + 8MP) are the same as those of the A40.
The new member of the A-series has standard 6GB RAM and 128GB storage memory. The suggested retail price of this Dual SIM telephone is € 400 including VAT. You can buy the Samsung Galaxy A70 in four colors; black, white, blue and coral.
Samsung Galaxy A80
The most expensive A-series model is A80. This is also the only smartphone with a rotating camera system. This allows an image-filling screen to be created. So no notch or hole has been made in the display. The Galaxy A80 has a so-called New Infinity display of 6.7 inches. The fingerprint scanner is also placed behind the screen of this device.
The Android Pie smartphone is powered by an octa-core processor with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage memory. This is also the only Samsung smartphone where the memory is not expandable, this has to do with the rotating camera. This camera system also has some disadvantages, the device is not watertight and the 3.5 mm connection has also suffered.
But of course, there are also advantages of such a rotating camera. Not only do you have a beautiful symmetrical screen without indentations, but you can also use the three cameras on the back for making high-quality selfie shots. Do you want to take a selfie? Then the camera system extends and rotates. It is a 48MP main camera (f / 2.0), and 8MP camera with a wide-angle lens (f / 2.2, 123 °) and a 3D depth camera.
Wireless charging is not possible with this model. Nevertheless, there is a 3,700 mAh battery built in that supports 25W fast charging. This Super Fast Charging technology, which is also present on the A70, can only be found with the S10 5G model. These other S10 models do not offer this extra fast-loading functionality.
Innovation always has its price, also with this device. Consumers who purchase the Samsung Galaxy A80 must expect a suggested retail price of € 650. A significant difference with the A70! The decision is yours, if you take a lot of selfies and like to show off a rotating camera system, the A80 is the best choice. In all other cases, the A70 will offer more than enough. The smartphone is available in three colors from mid-May; black, white and coral pink.
Future Samsung Galaxy A series smartphones
Six of the eight Galaxy A smartphones are available in the Netherlands. The two devices that are not released in our country are the Galaxy A20 and the Galaxy A30. In addition, the Galaxy A9 Pro was released early this year, the first European smartphone with a hole in the display. This punch-hole camera system is only used within the S10 series.
The Samsung Galaxy A60 will probably follow later in the year. There are also rumors that a Galaxy A90 is in the pipeline. Little is known about the specifications of these models. You can, therefore, assume that they will only be released in the second half of 2019.