Samsung announced the Galaxy A70 alongside the Galaxy A80 at the “A Galaxy Event” in Bangkok earlier this week. While the Galaxy A80 was understandably the star of the show thanks to its unique pop-up rotating camera, the Galaxy A70 also managed to grab some of the spotlight for its sleek and attractive design, Infinity-U display and a large battery. These features are more or less found on the Galaxy A50 as well.
The Galaxy A70 will most certainly come to India before the Galaxy A80. Samsung has already confirmed the India launch of the Galaxy A70 via a dedicated microsite on the Samsung India page. In terms of hierarchy, the Galaxy A70 falls above the Galaxy A50, which was launched in India a few weeks ago. Consumers are understandably going to wonder about the differences between the two phones, which is why we decided to break it down for you in the piece.
Samsung Galaxy A70 vs Galaxy A50: Design and specs
The Galaxy A70 and A50 share similar aesthetic features that make them look alike from a distance. They both come with 3D glasstic designs with gradient prism-like effect and Infinity-U waterdrop displays. Both the phones are offered in black, white and blue colours, but the A70 gets an additional coral variant as well.
Both the Galaxy A70 and A50 come with in-display fingerprint sensors and face unlock for biometrics. They also support dual SIM cards with expandable storage, 3.5mm headphone jack and Type-C port.
The Galaxy A70 is a bigger phone with a larger display compared to the Galaxy A50. While the Galaxy A50 sports a 6.4-inch FHD+ (2340×1080) Super AMOLED display, the Galaxy A70 gets a bigger 6.7-inch FHD+ (2400X1080) Super AMOLED display, which makes it as tall as the Galaxy S10 5G.
Samsung is using a 11nm-based octa-core 2.0Ghz Snapdragon 675 chipset for the Galaxy A70 that is paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Interestingly, the Galaxy A50 gets a 2.3GHz octa-core Exynos 9610 chipset that is based on a 10m process. The A50 is offered with up to 6GB of RAM as well. While on paper the Galaxy A50 gets a faster chipset, real-world performance may be different.
Both the phones ship with Android Pie with One UI on top, which means you’ll get a similar software experience that includes a redesigned UI for easier one-handed use and system-wide Night Mode.
As far as the cameras are concerned, both the phones come with triple cameras on the back, but with slightly different configurations. The A70 gets a 32MP primary camera with f/1.7 aperture, while the A50 gets a 25MP f/1.7 main camera. Both the phones offer similar 8MP ultra wide-angle and 5MP depth cameras. Up front, the Galaxy A70 gets a 32MP selfie camera while the A50 sports a 25MP camera.
The Galaxy A70 also gets a bigger battery 4,500mAh battery as opposed to the Galaxy A50 which houses a 4,000mAh capacity. Additionally, the A70 also supports fast charging up to 25W, while the A50 caps at 15W.
Samsung Galaxy A70 vs Galaxy A50: Price in India
The Galaxy A50 was launched starting at Rs 19,990 going up to Rs 22,990 for the 6GB RAM variant. It is available via online and offline channels. Samsung is yet to announce the price of the Galaxy A70 in India or otherwise, but we expect it to fall under Rs 30,000 given the specs on offer.