Samsung Galaxy A50s hands-on review

GSMArena team, 01 Oct 2019.

Introduction

The Samsung Galaxy A50s is the latest mid-range smartphone from the South Korean brand. The A50s is the successor to the A50, which was launched just six months ago. That might not seem like a lot, but in the fast-paced and competitive smartphone landscape, it's a long time.

Samsung Galaxy A50s hands-on review

The A50s is largely the same phone as the A50 but with a few key improvements. Samsung has swapped out the front and rear main cameras with new higher resolution ones to keep up with the competitors. The homegrown Exynos processor is also slightly newer, and while the design is essentially the same, there's now a new paint job to spice things up a bit.

Samsung Galaxy A50s specs

  • Body: Gorilla Glass 3 front, plastic frame and back;
  • Screen: 6.4" Super AMOLED; 19.5:9 aspect ratio; FullHD+ (1080 x 2340 px)
  • Rear cameras: 48 MP, f/2.0, PDAF; 8 MP, f/2.2, (ultrawide); 5 MP, f/2.2, depth sensor
  • Video capture: 4K@30fps
  • Front camera: 32MP, f/2.0, fixed-focus
  • Chipset: Exynos 9611 Octa (10nm), octa-core processor (4xCortex-A73 + 4xCortex-A53), Mali-G72MP3 GPU.
  • Memory: 4GB of RAM + 128GB storage / 6GB of RAM + 128GB storage; Up to 512GB microSD card support
  • OS: Android 9.0 Pie; Samsung One UI on top
  • Battery: 4,000mAh Li-Ion; 15W quick charge
  • Connectivity: Dual-SIM/ Single-SIM options available; LTE; USB 2.0 Type-C; Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac; GPS + GLONASS + BDS; Bluetooth 5.0; NFC
  • Misc: Single bottom-firing speaker, Under-display fingerprint reader

As you can see, the "s" moniker is appropriate as this is a small update over the phone launched six months ago. Whether or not the update was warranted or brings anything meaningful to the table, we'll just have to find out.

Reader comments

  • Edu

Qr code scanner (default) and finger print not functioning properly.

  • Anonymous

truly? I was going to buy this phone today but before doing that i thought to read some reviews. can you pls tell me about camera and speed of this set you have experienced?

  • nobi

it is true?