Midrange Stunners – Samsung Galaxy A6 (P16,490) and A6+ (P22,990) available by June 2018

Coming this June are the midrange Samsung Galaxy A6 (5.6″ HD+ display, Exynos 7870, 3GB RAM, 32GB storage, 16MP F1.9 front and 16MP F1.7 rear cameras) and A6+ (6″ FHD+ display, Qualcomm SDM450, 4GB RAM, 32GB storage, 24MP F1.9 front and dual 26MP F1.7 + 5MP F1.9 rear cameras). Both feature a full metal unibody chassis, near-bezel-less Super AMOLED display, dedicated slots for 2 SIMs and a micro SD card, rear fingerprint sensors, face recognition, and Dolby Atmos audio. The A6 and A6+ have triple slots (dual Nano SIM and micro SD). While both come in classic black, the A6 also comes in gold and the A6+ in bold blue. Buyers can also enjoy the benefits from the Samsung Members App. The P16,490 A6 and P22,990 A6+ will be available on June 9.

Unlike the previous A5 and A7, neither A6 nor A6+ are waterproof. Below are the specs of both phones, with differences highlighted in orange.

Samsung Galaxy A6 and A6+ Full Specs

Galaxy A6 Galaxy A6+
Display 5.6-inch HD+ Super AMOLED 1480 x 720 resolution w/ Infinity Display, 2.5D curved glass and Gorilla Glass protection at 294 ppi 6-inch FHD+Super AMOLED 2220 x 1080 resolution w/ Infinity Display, 2.5D curved glass and Gorilla Glass protection at 408 ppi
CPU 1.6GHz 64-bit Exynos 7870 octa-core processor 1.8GHz 64-bit Snapdragon 450 octa-core processor
GPU Mali-T830 MP1 Adreno 506
ROM 32GB expandable via microSD card slot up to 256GB (dedicated)
Rear Camera 16MP f/1.7 w/ PDAF and LED flash 16MP f/1.7 + 5MP f/1.9 w/ PDAF and LED flash
Selfie Camera 16MP f/1.9 w/ LED flash 24MP f1/.9 w/ LED flash
Battery 3,000mAh 3,500mAh
OS Android 8.0 Oreo w/ Samsung Experience 9.0
Connectivity WiFi, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, OTG, FM Radio, GPS, A-GPS, dual SIM
Sensors Accelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic
Others Rear fingerprint sensor, face unlock, Dolby Atmos, Bixby
Dimensions 149.9 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm 60.1 x 75.7 x 7.9 mm
Price PHP 16,490 PHP 22,990

Left to Right: Dan Torres, Marketing Communications Head for IT and Mobile; Nico Gonzales, Marketing Manager for Core Smartphones; Chesca Tangco, Product Marketing Manager for Premium Smartphones; and Benson Galguerra, Category Head for Core Smartphones.

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Irwin Allen Rivera loves his wife's cooking so much he's now twice the man he used to be. His English essay won a Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature in 2012. His philosophical-horror story appeared in Philippine Speculative Fiction 8 (2013). He was managing editor and lead writer of Sites and Symbols 2 (2005), a coffee-table book about buildings in UP Diliman - his alma mater (BA Philosophy; MA Creative Writing continuing). He worked at the UP Diliman Information Office before shifting to web content writing. His sudden fiction, "Notwithstanding Pigs," initially a Friendster testimonial, appeared in Philippines Graphic (2006) and in Very Short Stories for Harried Readers (2007). He used to write for www.technoodling.net.