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Samsung Galaxy A50 to hit U.S. soil soon [Update: Unlocked model, too!]

Update [June 12, 2019]: Looks like Samsung is also planning to release an unlocked variant the Galaxy A50 in the US. A new listing appeared at the Wi-Fi alliance today, which listed a device with model no. SM-A505U1. FYI, SM-A50 is the model no. of the Galaxy A50, while U stands for the US, and 1 marks the unlocked variant.

Unlocked Samsung Galaxy A50


Update [June 04, 2019]: The Google Play Store release notes for the latest Samsung Pay update may have just confirmed the imminent arrival of the Galaxy A50 in the U.S. We knew this was going to happen at some point after the device appeared on the WFA, but now we have more proof that indeed, the A50 is heading to the U.S. market.

Galaxy A50 U.S. launch

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Samsung Galaxy A50 has been around since last month following its launch the month before, but so far, availability has been mostly in India, but not for long.

According to a certification by the Wi-Fi Alliance, the Galaxy A50 is coming to the U.S. as an unlocked model. The phone has been cleared with model number SM-A505U, all but confirming its arrival on U.S. soil.

We don’t have a specific date, but this listing suggests the release isn’t too far away, probably in the next few weeks.

To recall, the Galaxy A50 ships with a 6.4-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED screen with an Infinity U display screen (waterdrop notch), Exynos 9610 processor, 4/6GB RAM, 64/128GB expandable storage, a tri-lens main camera with 25MP + 8MP (ultrawide) + 5MP (depth sensor), and a 25MP front camera.

Samsung Galaxy A50

Android 9 Pie with Samsung’s One UI runs the show out of the box and to keep it alive is a solid 4000mAh battery unit that’s charged via a USB-C port with support for 15W fast battery charging technology. Like the high-end S10 and S10+, you also get an in-display fingerprint scanner, Bluetooth 5.0, 3.5mm audio jack, and NFC (market dependent).

In India, the A50 goes for an equivalent of about $330, but the phone could arrive in the U.S. priced in the regions of $400 or maybe more.

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