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The two upgrades to the A30 and A50 come a little over five months since these two devices made their debut in South Africa.
That said, the newer s models do feature a few buffs.
Samsung Galaxy A30s
Starting with the Galaxy A30s, the phone features the same 6.4 inch sAMOLED display with a much, much lower resolution of 1560×720. The A30 features a 2340×1080 panel.
Samsung has included a similar chipset to the A30, with a new option for up to 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.
The A30s now also has an underscreen fingerprint sensor, unlike the A30’s physical sensor at the rear.
And the other major change is at the rear too. It features three cameras instead of two. A primary 25MP snapper with f/1.7 aperture and phase-detection autofocus is joined by an 8MP f/2.2 ultrawide camera, and a 5MP depth sensor.
The Galaxy A30s doesn’t seem like much of an upgrade, but the A50s makes for a more compelling option
The A30 just has two cameras, as 16MP and 5MP respectively.
Up front, the A30s has the same selfie camera as the A30, a 16MP f/2.0 unit.
Samsung Galaxy A50s
It’s a similar story with the Galaxy A50s, except it doesn’t sacrifice any specs.
So you’re getting the same 6.4 inch sAMOLED panel with 2340×1080 resolution, Exynos 9610 chipset, and 4000mAh battery.
But the biggest upgrade has been made to the cameras.
At the rear, Samsung’s including a 48MP rear sensor with a f/2.0 aperture lens and phase-detection autofocus.
The two secondary cameras — an 8MP ultrawide and 5MP depth sensor — remain the same.
Up front, the 25MP sensor on the A50 is swapped for a larger 32MP sensor on the A50s.
A number of new colours are added to both devices, which shimmer a lot like the A70’s rear plate.
The new colours for both phones include Prism Crush Black, Prism Crush White, Prism Crush Green and Prism Crush Violet.
Samsung did not announce when these two devices will be made available, or if they’re heading to South Africa.
Feature image: Samsung Galaxy A30s (left) and A50s, by Samsung