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.