“The Samsung Galaxy A70 is the first smartphone from the brand to have a 20:9 aspect ratio”
Recently, Samsung announced that it’s scrapping the Galaxy J series and replacing it with the newly-introduced Galaxy A series. Soon after that, the chaebol claimed that it sold a record 2 million Galaxy A units in India in just 40 days starting March 1st, clocking in a revenue of $500 million. But the company isn’t content with that. Last month, the company had silently launched the Galaxy A70 (first impressions), which has now made its way to the country. The smartphone is first from Samsung to feature a 20:9 display and the first in the A series to come with 25W fast charging. We managed to get our hands on the retail box and here’s what you’ll get inside.
The packaging of the Galaxy A70 is quintessential Samsung… it comes packed in a white box with visuals of the smartphone with phone name on top. At the bottom, the company has listed the core specs of the smartphone with an emphasis on Infinity-U display, in-display fingerprint scanner and Super Fast charging. As soon as you lift the lid, you will be greeted by the unusually-tall Galaxy A70 lying atop the Super Fast Charging wall charger, USB Type-C cable, a pair of in-ear headphones and a SIM-ejector tool. You’ll find a cardboard sheath inside the lid, which contains the transparent protective case and documentation for the smartphone.
One interesting change in Samsung Galaxy A70 is that the charger cable is now Type-C on both ends. We have seen this implementation before in Google’s Pixel lineup of smartphones. This implementation helps in charging up the smartphone at a faster-than-usual speed, thanks to the support for USB PD standard. As for the other specs, the A70 comes with a large 6.7-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1,080 x 2,400 pixels and a tall aspect ratio of 20:9. The screen also features an in-display fingerprint scanner for security. The handset packs the Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 SoC clocked at 2GHz octa-core processor with Adreno 612 GPU and 6GB RAM. The storage onboard is 128GB, which can be further expanded up to 512GB using a microSD card.
Moving on to the imaging department, the Galaxy A70 features a triple rear camera setup on back comprising a 32MP f/1.7 primary sensor, an 8MP f/2.2 ultra-wide snapper, and a 5MP f/2.2 aperture depth unit. The front camera on the smartphone is the same as the primary sensor on the back. The handset packs a 4,500mAh battery and boots Android 9 Pie based OneUI.
Our Samsung Galaxy A70 review is in the works as we write this, so stay tuned to know whether it’s worthy of its price tag of Rs 28,990.