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Samsung Galaxy A50 vs Galaxy A50s: What’s the difference?

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Samsung just unveiled a quick follow-up to the Samsung Galaxy A50, the aptly named Galaxy A50s.

The Samsung Galaxy A50 is already a great device, as we found out in our full review. It packs some clever features and high-end-like specs.

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But with the Samsung Galaxy A50s, the South Korean tech giant has polished their most popular midrange smartphone for their fans and reach more market.

With that, here in our Samsung Galaxy A50 vs Galaxy A50s specs comparison, we shall see what’s really different between these two and which one should you get. Or, if you already own the Galaxy A50, should you upgrade? Let’s figure that out.

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 Samsung Galaxy A50Samsung Galaxy A50s
Operating SystemAndroid 9.0 Pie
Samsung One UI
Android 9.0 Pie
Samsung One UI
SIMDual SIM
Dual Standby
Dual SIM
Dual Standby
Display6.4-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED
2340 x 1080 pixel resolution
~403ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
6.4-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED
2340 x 1080 pixel resolution
~403ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Processor2.3GHz Exynos 9610 octa-core2.3GHz Exynos 9610 octa-core
RAM6GB6GB
GPUMali-G72 MP3Mali-G72 MP3
Storage128GB
expandable via microSD up to 512GB
128GB
expandable via microSD up to 512GB
Front camera25-megapixel32-megapixel
Rear Camera25-megapixel (f/1.7) +
8-megapixel (ultra wide) +
5-megapixel (depth sensor)
PDAF
LED flash
AI scene optimizer
48-megapixel (f/1.7) +
8-megapixel (ultra wide) +
5-megapixel (depth sensor)
PDAF
LED flash
AI scene optimizer
AudioHeadphone jack
Dolby Atmos
Headphone jack
Dolby Atmos
SecurityIn-display fingerprint scanner
Face unlock
In-display fingerprint scanner
Face unlock
ConnectivityHSPA+, 4G LTE
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
Bluetooth 5.0
GPS, GLONASS, BDS, Galileo
USB Type-C
HSPA+, 4G LTE
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
Bluetooth 5.0
GPS, GLONASS, BDS, Galileo
USB Type-C
Dimensions158.5 x 74.7 x 7.7mm158.5 x 74.7 x 7.7mm
Weight166g169g
ColorsGradient Black
Blue
White
Coral
Prism Crush White
Prism Crush Black
Prism Crush Violet
Prism Crush Green
Battery4,000mAh
15W charger
4,000mAh
15W charger
PricePhp15,990Php18,990

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As what you just saw on the table above, there’s not much anything new with the Samsung Galaxy A50s over the Galaxy A50. Well, besides in some key major areas.

One of which is — although it’s not part of the table above — the Galaxy A50s has a more interesting design.

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It still has that glossy pattern on the back, which changes in colors as the reflections react to light. But this time, it now has 3D prism accents, which provides a much-needed spice to the Galaxy A50’s design. Hence the “Prism Crush” naming in all its color options.

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Samsung also greatly improved the device’s camera. The Galaxy A50’s 25-megapixel primary camera, as well as the 8-megapixel ultra-wide and 5-megapixel depth sensors have been passed-on to the also new Galaxy A30s.

With the Samsung Galaxy A50s, the primary camera was upgraded to a 48-megapixel sensor. Also, the 25-megapixel selfie snapper was improved to a 32-megapixel one.

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Besides that, everything is pretty much the same Galaxy A50 that we liked before. The Galaxy A50s still has a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED screen, with Samsung’s ultrasonic in-screen fingerprint scanner built-in.

It is also powered by the same 2.3GHz Exynos 9610 octa-core processor, with 6GB of memory and 128GB of expandable storage. It’s then being juiced up by a 4,000mAh battery with 15W fast charger.

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There are also some dated features that make it futureproof. There’s your USB Type-C port, Bluetooth 5.0, and dual-band WiFi. For the best listening experience, Samsung also rigged it with Dolby Atmos surround technology.

So, which one should you get? Well, if the best possible specs and features between the two are what you want, then getting the Samsung Galaxy A50s is a no-brainer.

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But the thing is, this one costs Php3,000 more at Php18,990. That’s because the Samsung Galaxy A50’s price went down from Php17,990 since its release, to its current price of Php15,990.

So, if that new design and upgraded cameras really appeal to you, then you should go with the newer model. But if you’re all about performance, then the Galaxy A50 can still serve you well. You can then save some money by doing so.

We’ll also be publishing our full review of the Galaxy A50s in the coming days, so you might want to wait for that before making the final decision.

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