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Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus: Release Date, Price, Features, and Specifications

Around a month back, Samsung announced its another flagship smartphone named as Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus along with its younger brother Samsung Galaxy A6. Here we present Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus review with both devices were released to attract the buyers towards the whistles and bells including an Infinity Display, a dual camera setup and of course, Bixby Vision.

So far, Samsung has kept the top-of-the-line and dazzling features exclusive to its Galaxy S line which includes the latest Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus. The Infinity Display is one of the exclusive features which are a proprietary name for the bigger-than-usual displays for Samsung flagship devices. Now Samsung is carrying Infinity Displays to the pocket-friendly flagship smartphones especially the Galaxy A and J series.

The most recently announced Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus is a new entrant to the Galaxy A smartphone lineup offering a bunch of flagship specifications in the mid-budget price point. The Galaxy A6 Plus was released alongside Galaxy A6 (as mentioned above), Galaxy J8 and Galaxy J6 smartphones – all having one thing in common – the Infinity Display.

Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus, without a doubt, offers a lot for less. But does it go beyond in doing so and handle to carry together an attractive flagship smartphone? Let’s check out in our Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus review.

Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus Release Date

Samsung has released its much-anticipated Samsung Galaxy A6 and A6 Plus all over the world including Australia, New Zealand, China and other major parts of the world.

The Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus release date was May 22, 2018, and now it has been started hitting shores across the world and available both online and in-stores.

Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus Price

How much does it cost? A very next question pops-up on your mind, right? The Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus Price starts from $425 which after conversion comes to around £318, €364 and AU$560-590.

The Samsung Galaxy A6 Price, on the other hand, starts from $340 which translates around £251, €297 and AU$560. Both devices are available in Blue, Black and gold colors worldwide as well as Samsung’s online store.

Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus Design

At first glance, Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus makes you feel a premium quality with which Samsung has carved out a single metal unibody for the handset. The front side of Galaxy A6 Plus is entirely black, whereas the rear panel bears one of the available sensational colors – Blue, Black, and Gold. The back side boasts cameras, LED flash, a fingerprint reader and some carved text about the manufacturing and designing. What else? Two antenna lines on either side of the phone (bottom and top) – giving Galaxy A6 Plus a distinct design pattern (Yahoo!).

Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus Display

Officially, Samsung lets you go of the home button at the bottom bezel as Galaxy A6 Plus comes with a trending display with is bezel-less. As you can see a bezel-less display stretches from side to side, whereas speaker grille, sensor, LED flash and selfie camera sits at the top.

There is a bigger 6-inches Super AMOLED touchscreen display for those love watching videos and play games on a big screen. It’s boasting of 1080 x 2220 pixels in resolution and 411 PPI for full HD experience. The display brings an 18.5:9 aspect ratio and stretches up to around 75.3% screen-to-body-ratio.

Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus Camera

The Galaxy A6 Plus lets you explore your photography potentials with high-quality dual rear 16MP + 5MP sensors. Both sensors houses of f/1.7 + f1.9 aperture separately. The rear camera is backed by a LED flash as well for capturing amazing photographs even in low-light conditions.

The features of the camera include Geo-Tagging, Touch Focus, and Phase Detection Autofocus, Face Detection, HDR, Panorama and few others. A very much clearer 24MP front-facing camera (f/1.9) is available for detailed selfies with an LED flash.

Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus Performance

The brain inside Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 450 with an Octa-core processor and 64GB-bit CPU architecture. The brain is coupled with either 3GB or 4GB of RAM ensures smooth and silky performance without showing a sign of lag. Making a long story short, switching between apps, playing graphics enriched games, or working on multiple apps at once all are incredibly smooth.

Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus Storage & OS

There are 2 variants in terms of onboard memory – standard variant with 4GB and 64GB storage space and the cheaper variant with 3GB and 32GB of onboard space to accommodate your data. Both storage tiers are upgradeable up to 256GB via microSD card.

As far as its software factor is concerned, Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus runs on Android 8.0 Oreo – planned to upgrade to Android P 9.0.

Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus Battery

The most crucial component of a device is its battery. The Galaxy A6 Plus ships with a 3500mAh non-removable battery under the back panel. Based on numerous tests, the battery runs the device for more than half a day before sending the critical battery alert. The HD video loop gives you almost 13 hours of playback and then shuts down the phone. The battery consumes almost 2.5 hours to get charged fully, thanks to the lack of fast charging feature.

Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus Specifications

We have listed down a quick overview of Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus Specs that will appeal to so many smartphone lovers. So, let’s have a look below.

  • 6” Super AMOLED Display
  • 1080 x 2220 Pixels Display Resolution
  • Multitouch on it
  • Dimensions are 160.2 x 75.7 x 7.9 mm
  • Weight is unknown
  • Android 8.0 Oreo OS
  • Brain Behind is Qualcomm SDM450 Qualcomm 450
  • Adreno 506 GPU
  • Octa-core CPU
  • 3GB/4GB of RAM
  • 32GB/64GB of Onboard Memory
  • Memory Expandable Further Up to 256GB via microSD Card
  • Massive 3500mAh Battery (Non-Removable)
  • Available Colors are Black, Gold, Blue and Lavender
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, WiFi Direct, Hotspot
  • NFC, GPS
  • 2 Bluetooth
  • Sensors include Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity and compass
  • Dual 16MP + 5MP Rear Camera
  • 24MP Front Camera
  • Video Recording 1080@30fps
  • Camera Features include Geo-Tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, HDR and Panorama

Our Verdict

Actually, Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus belongs to the category of those smartphones for which you pay a little bit more, but the return in terms of features is quite amazing. The Galaxy A6 Plus indeed has exquisite features such as high-quality pair of cameras, flawless and seamless performance, and sound processing features – all these features worth the extra bucks. A camera and processor aside, Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus also has some real metal in its onboard storage and the user won’t have to worry about it. Hence, if you’re in search of a high-end flagship smartphone and can compromise on a few bucks, we bet it’s an ultimate choice you should get your hands on, with immediate effects.

There you have it – What do you think about it? Is Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus a right choice to upgrade yourself? Let us know down in the comments section and don’t forget to share you if you liked it.

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