Off late, Samsung has been focusing on the mid-range and upper mid-range segments with its smartphone offering, with the Galaxy J-series and the Galaxy A-series as a focus. After launching the Galaxy A6 and Galaxy A6+, the company now seems to be working on the Galaxy A6s with some incremental upgrades. The evidence of the same has surfaced on China’s microblogging site Weibo.
Leaked images of the alleged Galaxy A6s show off the design, and color options. To begin with, the smartphone has codename ‘Phoenix’ and it features a glass back. Up front, we can see the edge to edge display with thick bezels along the top and bottom. Above the display, you have the front camera, earpiece and proximity sensor.
At the back, you have vertically placed dual camera modules on the left along with LED flash, and a fingerprint scanner placed at the center. The leaked photos also revel black, red, blue and a gradient color option. Along the bottom, we can see the 3.5mm audio socket, and a USB Type-C port for charging and data transfer.
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The leak also hints that the Galaxy A6s could be the company’s first ODM device. Which means that the phone will be manufactured by a third-party, and reports suggest that Samsung has outsourced the production to Wintech, the same company that makes phones for Xiaomi.
The Galaxy A6s was also recently spotted on TENAA certification site. The listing revealed a 5.99-inch IPS display with 18:9 aspect ratio, Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC, 6GB of RAM and 64GB / 128GB native storage. The smartphone is tipped to come with a 3,300mAh battery, and will run on Android 8.1 Oreo OS.