Samsung Expands Mid-Tier Smartphone and Tablet Lineup in the United States

Galaxy A6 and Galaxy Tab A 10.5” offer high-quality features at an exceptional value

Samsung introduces the Galaxy A6 in the U.S., an affordable smartphone that features a Super AMOLED Infinity Display, powerful camera and expandable storage. (Photo: Business Wire)

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J.--()--Samsung Electronics America, Inc., today announced it is strengthening its mid-tier range with two new mobile devices coming to the United States. The Samsung Galaxy A6 smartphone delivers an immersive screen and powerful camera. The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5” tablet brings high-quality entertainment and family-friendly features. Both new devices bring the performance and capabilities consumers want at a more accessible price point.

Consumers are increasingly looking for innovative features and high-quality hardware in mid-tier mobile devices. Samsung is delivering by expanding its lineup with excellent devices offered at an exceptional value. The Galaxy A6 joins the Galaxy J series and Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series, while Galaxy Tab A 10.5” joins the Galaxy Tab S4 tablet. The strengthened mid-tier gives consumers more flexibility to choose the phone or tablet that best fits their needs.

Samsung Galaxy A6

For those who want to get more out of a more affordable smartphone, the Galaxy A6 features an immersive screen, powerful camera and a new level of convenience.

Today’s consumers are enjoying and sharing more photos and videos than ever, and the Super AMOLED Infinity Display on the Galaxy A6 brings your content to life with bright, rich colors. Support for expandable storage up to 400GB1 offers plenty of room for videos, music and files.

With 16MP front and rear cameras, you can capture stunning photos and selfies, and the F1.7 aperture on the rear camera helps keep your pictures bright and clear in low-light settings like gorgeous sunsets and nights out on the town. Plus, the camera gives you a smarter way to use your phone. Instantly shop for something you see with or translate foreign text to help you navigate new cities or even menus with Bixby2.

Today’s phones need to have the essential features and capabilities that simplify life, make every day easier and help you get more done. With an entire ecosystem of unique Samsung devices and services at your fingertips, it’s easy to connect the Galaxy A6 to your Samsung Galaxy Watch, pair Gear IconX fitness earbuds, or monitor and control your connected devices with the SmartThings app.

When so much that happens in life happens on our phone, security matters. Choose how you want to unlock your device with convenient security options integrated from Samsung’s flagship phones, including convenient hassle-free fingerprint scan and facial recognition. You can also feel confident knowing your information is safe with defense-grade, multi-layered protection from Samsung Knox built into the device.

The Samsung Galaxy A6 will be available in the U.S. on for the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $359.99 starting on September 14, and at more carrier partners3 in the coming weeks.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5”

Whether the family is hanging out in the kitchen, lounging on the couch or staying entertained on a road trip, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5” will be a hit for the whole household. The new tablet puts cinema in your hands with its 16:10 screen ratio and Quad Speakers enhanced by Dolby Atmos® immersive sound technology. Galaxy Tab A 10.5” also lets you control your smart home devices through SmartThings, and set limits on your child’s screen time with Samsung Kids. The Samsung Kids service offers curated, high-quality, fun learning games, books, and videos for kids ages 3-12 years old. Try Samsung Kids free for 30 days4 and enjoy programming from publishers such as LEGO, Toca Boca and Sesame Workshop.

The Galaxy Tab A 10.5” Wi-Fi version will be available in the U.S. for $329.99 (MSRP) at Amazon,, Walmart and starting on September 14, 2018. The Galaxy Tab A 10.5” LTE version will be available at Sprint and Verizon later this year.

Samsung Galaxy A6 Product Specifications

DISPLAY     5.6 inch HD+(720x1480) Super AMOLED
CAMERA     Front: 16MP /w LED Flash (F1.9)
Rear: 16MP /w LED Flash (F1.7)
BODY     149.9mm x 70.9mm x 7.7mm, 162g
AP     Exynos 7884 (Octa 1.6GHz)
32GB internal storage + microSD (up to 400GB)
*May differ by market and mobile operator
*User memory is less than the total memory due to storage of the operating system and software used to operate the device features. Actual user memory will vary depending on the operator and may change after software upgrades are performed
SIM CARD     Single: one Nano SIM and one MicroSD slot (up to 400GB)
BATTERY     3,000mAh
OS     Android 8.0 (Oreo)
NETWORK     LTE Cat.6 B1, B2,B3, B4,B5,B7, B12,B66,B71
CDMA 800/1900
UMTS 850/AWS/1900/2100
GSM 850/900/1800/1900
*May differ by market and mobile operator
CONNECTIVITY     Bluetooth® 5.0, Wi-Fi 11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, NFC (UICC, Optional), GPS, GLONASS
SENSORS     Accelerometer, Proximity, Light, Hall Gyro, Compass, Fingerprint
AUTHENTICATION     Lock Type: Pattern, Pin, Password
Biometric Lock Types: Fingerprint Scanner, Facial Recognition
VIDEO     Recording: FHD @ 30fps
Playback: UHD @ 30fps

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5” Product Specifications

DISPLAY     10.5” WUXGA (1920x1200) TFT LCD
CHIPSET     Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 450 Octa Core (1.8GHz)
MEMORY     3GB + 32GB, microSD up to 400GB
*User memory is less than the total memory due to storage of the operating system and software used to operate the device features. Actual user memory will vary depending on the operator and may change after software upgrades are performed
CAMERA     8MP AF + 5MP with Flash
PORT     USB 2.0 (Type C)
SENSORS     Accelerometer, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, RGB Light Sensor
WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY     Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth® 4.2
GPS     GPS + GLONASS + BeiDou1
DIMENSION, WEIGHT     10.23” x 6.33” x 0.31”
1.17lb (Wi-Fi), 1.18lb (LTE)
BATTERY     7,300mAh
OS/UPGRADE     Android 8.1
VIDEO     Recording: FHD @ 30fps

Playback: FHD @ 60fps

All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice.

About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.

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1 microSD card sold separately

2 Samsung Account log-in and data network (Wi-Fi or internet connection) required

3 Pricing and availability may vary based on carrier partners

4 To receive a 30 days free trial (a $ 7.99 value) for Samsung Kids Service ("Offer"), download Samsung Kids from Galaxy Apps or Google Play store on your compatible Samsung device, sign-on with Samsung Account, complete setup and provide a valid form of payment, choose a subscription plan and click "Subscribe". To avoid a monthly subscription fee, Participant must cancel subscription at any time during the 30 day trial by selecting "Cancel Subscription" in the "Manage Subscriptions" menu of the App. No refunds or credit are provided for subscriptions cancelled after the renewal date. A Samsung Kids subscription is subject to the Samsung Kids Terms of Service A valid form of payment, a Samsung device and Samsung Account required to redeem Offer. Limit only 1 offer per person. This Offer is valid to all new Samsung Kids subscribers. This Offer is non-transferrable and cannot be combined with other Samsung offer, discount, or rebate. Offer only valid in the United States and while supplies last. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.


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Edelman for Samsung Electronics America
Jordan Guthmann, +1 512-634-3673