When I received the new Samsung Galaxy A30 and A50 late evening yesterday, I thought both devices were the same phone. At one glance (and touch), both looks exactly the same and weights the same too.
But the only prominent difference that you will see is right at the back where the A30 comes with a dual camera setup and a fingerprint sensor at the back while the A50 comes with a triple camera setup and without a fingerprint sensor at the back. The A50 has a fingerprint sensor under the display at the front instead, just like the new S10(+). Other than that, I would say they are identical twins.
Now I did mention that both has different heartbeats. In this context, I meant the SoC (System on Chip) or the “brain” of the device.
The Galaxy A30 is powered by Exynos 7904 (14 nm) Octa-core (2 x 1.8 GHz Cortex-A73 & 6 x 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53) supported by Mali-G71 MP2 GPU and 4GB of RAM + 64GB of storage. It also comes with a 3GB + 32GB version.
Meanwhile, the Galaxy A50 is powered by Exynos 9610 (10nm) Octa-core (4 x 2.3 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4 x 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53) which carries a lot more power and performance. As for the GPU, the A50 comes with one level up which is the Mali-G72 MP3 to render better graphics for gaming. It also comes with 6GB of RAM + 128GB of storage. The 4GB + 64GB version is also available.
I’m having the phones with me for 2 weeks for full testing and review. I will surely put these two phones in full usage to see how it can cope with my daily use and gaming (PUBG Mobile baybeh!). Of course, I will test the camera and video abilities too.
Check back on this site in two weeks (or less) for the full in-depth review of the new Samsung Galaxy A30 and A50. Meanwhile, follow me on Twitter(@kazwan) and Instagram (@kazwann) for more frequent and personal updates.