The unannounced Galaxy A50s eluded us for about a month while Samsung was preparing the Galaxy Note 10 for Unpacked, but now the mid-range model has resurfaced, this time through the Wi-Fi Alliance. The WFA has approved the SM-A507FN/DS earlier today, confirming very little about the device itself but putting it on the radar once again.
Testing is seemingly done, now it’s time for approvals
We’ve exclusively reported roughly three months ago that Samsung is working on a new mid-range phone known by the model number SM-A507F, so the phone’s existence doesn’t surprise us. Likewise, following our initial report, the Galaxy A50s was spotted on a couple of benchmarking websites like Geekbench and AnTuTu. With this part of the testing seemingly concluded, Samsung now appears to be getting closer to the smartphone’s market release as it begins acquiring the necessary certifications.
The Wi-Fi Alliance hasn’t disclosed any details pertaining to the Galaxy A50s, aside from the fact that it runs Android Pie. But judging by previous encounters, the upcoming mid-range model might not be too different from the regular Galaxy A50. Benchmarks show that it uses the same Exynos 9610 chipset as the standard A50, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage.
Most changes will likely affect the camera performance but time will tell exactly what the company has in store for the refreshed model. Samsung’s release plans are currently unknown but nearly six months have passed since the standard Galaxy A50 became available so, in theory, the Galaxy A50s might make an official appearance in the coming weeks.