Two upcoming Samsung smartphones from the 2019 Galaxy A series have been spotted in a handful of live photos seemingly captured in a retail store and shared online by 91mobiles. The devices in question are the Samsung Galaxy A30 and Galaxy A50, both of which employ a new Infinity-U display developed by Samsung, and both seemingly featuring the OEM’s new One UI proprietary software.
In addition, the latest live photos reveal some of the color options employed by these devices for their exterior shell, such as gray and red for the Galaxy A30 model, and white for the Galaxy A50, the latter of which was previously spotted in another live image featuring the color blue.
The Samsung Galaxy A30 has a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor whereas the Galaxy A50 does not. Instead, the latter model features an in-display fingerprint sensor as indicated by the fingerprint indicator on the lock screen. Whether the sensor will be optical or ultrasonic-based remains to be seen, but it’s more likely the former given that the ultrasonic-based solution is a brand new technology primarily meant for high-end smartphones such as the Galaxy S10 flagships.
Once again the photos confirm that the Galaxy A30 will be a more budget-oriented alternative to the Galaxy A50, as denoted by the two rear-facing cameras. In contrast, the Galaxy A50 has three rear-facing sensors along with an LED flash, with the one additional camera expected to be a depth sensor.
According to preliminary reports, the Samsung Galaxy A30 will have a 16-megapixel main camera coupled with a 5-megapixel ultrawide sensor, whereas the Samsung Galaxy A50 will feature a higher-resolution 25-megapixel main sensor along with an 8MP ultrawide module and the aforementioned depth sensor clocking in at a resolution of 5 megapixels.
Unsurprisingly both smartphones carry the front-facing camera inside the U-shaped display notch but their performance should differ. The Galaxy A30 is likely to feature a 16-megapixel front-facing unit, while the Galaxy A50 is expected to make use of a 25-megapixel module.
Finally, the photos confirm that both smartphone models run Android 9 Pie, particularly because the design of the on-screen icons indicate the inclusion of One UI, i.e., Samsung’s new proprietary user interface developed for smartphones running Google’s latest mobile OS version.
The new UI is meant to improve readability and one-handed usage by reorganizing and reshaping various on-screen elements throughout the software and Samsung's own proprietary applications, some of which have been updated to One UI later than others – such was the case with Galaxy Store, now known as Galaxy Apps.
So far One UI has been available only to Samsung’s flagship phones, both new and old(er). The new Galaxy S10 series comes with One UI out of the box, while some of the OEM’s previous flagship phones including the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9 – both of which were released last year – have made the jump from Samsung Experience to One UI along with the Android 9 Pie update.
There’s no official word on when the Samsung Galaxy A30 and Galaxy A50 will become available for purchase but given that they were both seemingly captured on camera in a retail store, a market release shouldn’t be too far behind. Both models are expected to debut in India but may become available in other regions later down the line.