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Samsung confirms the merger of the Galaxy J with the Galaxy A series

Samsung has revealed that it’s scrapping the Galaxy J series of smartphones, and is replacing it with the Galaxy A series. The confirmation comes through Samsung Malaysia’s official YouTube channel in the form of a promotional video for the recently-launched Galaxy A30 and Galaxy A50.

Goodbye Galaxy J

Samsung’s Galaxy J series of smartphones hold a large share of the budget segment in markets such as India. However, stiffer competition from the likes of Xiaomi prompted the Korean company to bring something new to the table. And there happened the revamped Galaxy A series to axe the J series. Samsung had been evaluating this step since September last year, and has finally confirmed it.

We already have the Galaxy A10, A20, A30, A50 and A70 in the new A series, with more phones launching on April 10. And unlike the Galaxy J series phones, which were turning out to be overpriced when compared to the competition, Samsung is pricing the Galaxy A series phones aggressively. With features like triple rear cameras, in-display fingerprint sensor, and Infinity AMOLED display in the sub-Rs 20,000 (~$350) price segment, Samsung’s new A series make for an alluring package. The new devices also pack bigger batteries and come with fast charging support.

Not only specs and features, the new A series also offer great designs. We concluded in our review that the Galaxy A50 is the most value-for-money mid-ranger from Samsung yet. The same can be said for every A series phone at its price point.

Samsung now looks all set to launch the Galaxy A90 on April 10. This device is rumored to introduce a whole new form factor for Samsung devices. Various leaks have pointed out that the device will come with a pop-up rotating camera. Come April 10, and we will know what’s next for Samsung’s new Galaxy A series.

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locarno
locarno

I will miss Galaxy J series.

Foxipol
Foxipol

What about the M series? Where does this move leave them?

SAMgalaxyXXX
SAMgalaxyXXX

Yep, I’d like to know that too. Though I would get rid of it too. Look at the M10 and A10 they have basically the exact same specs with just minor differences on the chips used, the A10 coming with Android 9 out of the box and having bluetooth 5.0. Funny enough the M10 has 2 rear camera and the A10 just one. For these minor differences of specs there was no need to launch 2 different models and series. The same goes to the M20/A20 and M30/A30. Even prices are basically the same. What a waste of materials and… Read more »

RufoNN
RufoNN

The abolition of all poor new series A and series was removed from Samsung J J series would be expensive

kfzhu1229
kfzhu1229

Goodbye Galaxy J series, nobody misses u… Always had the price tag that you might as well get an older A series or even flagships to get a better deal

Abhijeet M.
Abhijeet M.

Not exactly, the price difference between A and J was rather big until a year ago when A series started getting cheaper devices like the A6. But yeah, best to merge now since A series devices are getting even cheaper.