Earlier today, Samsung introduced two new mid-range devices to the Philippine market – and from the looks of it, Samsung has changed its strategy, as the Galaxy A30 and A50 both sport an impressive specsheet and are priced very competitively.

galaxy a50 2Both boast vivid 6.4-inch Infinity-U Super AMOLED displays with FHD+ resolution. The A30 packs an Exynos 7904, while the A50 has an Exynos 9610. Both are octa-core processors. The former comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, while the latter has 8GB and 128GB.

galaxy a50 5The Galaxy A30 has a dual rear camera setup which includes an ultra-wide angle lens. The Galaxy A50 on the other hand, has three rear shooters, one for low-light, one for 123° ultra wide shots, and one for depth sensing. Its 25MP front camera can also deliver subtly blurred backgrounds, thanks to its Selfie Focus feature.


galaxy a50 1Both devices run on Android 9.0 Pie with Samsung’s One UI on top. Both pack a 4,000mAh battery with 15W fast charging via a USB-C port.

 Galaxy A30Galaxy A50
ProcessorExynos 7904 OctaExynos 9610 Octa
Storage64GB (Expandable)128GB (Expandable)
Display6.4" Infinity-U Super AMOLED, FHD+6.4" Infinity-U Super AMOLED, FHD+
Rear Camera16MP (f/1.7) + 5MP (f/2.2)25MP (f/1.7) + 8MP (f/2.2) + 5MP (f/2.2)
Front Camera16MP (f/2.0)25MP (f/2.0)
OSSamsung One UI + Android 9.0 PieSamsung One UI + Android 9.0 Pie
Other Features15W Fast Charging15W Fast Charging
USB Type-CUSB Type-C
Black, WhiteBlack, White, Blue
Pre-Order, Pricing and Availability

The Samsung Galaxy A30 and A50 will retail for PhP13,990 and PhP17,990 respectively. Both will be available at authorized Samsung stores and online channels (Abenson, Argomall, Lazada, MemoXpress, and Shopee) starting March 30, 2019.

Pre-order the Galaxy A50 from March 16 to 29, and you’ll also get a free JBL Go 2 speaker worth PhP2,299, a mini tripod worth PhP1,499, and a 10,000mAh power bank worth PhP1,299.

Those who will purchase a Galaxy 30 from March 30 to 31 can also get a free JBL Go 2 speaker.

Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.