Galaxy A70 launches in India, Galaxy A80 slated to arrive in May

Samsung is set to continue the momentum with the Galaxy A70.

Samsung is keen on taking back the crown in India, and to that
effect the South Korean manufacturer is releasing new phones at a
frenetic pace. The Galaxy A70 is the latest in a long line of
Galaxy A phones that have debuted this year, with the mid-ranger
featuring three rear cameras, a massive 4500mAh battery, and an
in-screen fingerprint reader.

On the hardware side of things, the Galaxy A70 features a
6.7-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display, and is powered by the
Snapdragon 675. It’s notable that Samsung is going with Qualcomm’s
chipset in lieu of its own Exynos chipsets, and that should give
you a measure of just how seriously the company is taking the
mid-range segment.

Samsung has already netted $500 million in sales in the first 40
days of sales, and is projecting $4 billion from the Galaxy A line
for 2019. It has managed to sell over 2 million phones, so clearly
it’s strategy is working.

The Galaxy A70 also has 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, and a
32MP primary camera at the back joined by an 8MP wide-angle lens
and a 5MP depth shooter. There’s also a MicroSD card slot, a 32MP
front camera, a 4500mAh battery with 25W fast charging, and an
optical in-display fingerprint sensor. The phone is running One UI
based on Android 9.0 Pie on the software side of things, and you
also get Samsung Pay.

The Galaxy A70 will go on sale starting April 20 for ₹28,999
($415). That makes it nearly double the price of a Redmi Note 7 Pro
— which has the same platform — but you do get a better screen,
bigger battery and 25W fast charging, and Samsung Pay. If you’re
interested, the phone is available in white, blue, and black color
options.

If you’re looking for something more exotic, Samsung has
announced that it will launch the Galaxy A80 early next month. The
A80 has a
unique rotating camera
that flips over from the back when you
need to take a selfie.

Source: FS – Android
Galaxy A70 launches in India, Galaxy A80 slated to arrive in May