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|
|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|
Irwin Allen Rivera
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.