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Samsung Galaxy A50 FAQs – Everything you need to know

Samsung Galaxy A50 FAQ

The Galaxy A50 is one of the most popular Samsung phones of 2019. This device has decent specs and comes with a very attractive price tag. The key attractions of the A50 include a large super AMOLED display, powerful processor, 4GB of RAM and 128GB internal storage space.

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If you are thinking of buying the Samsung Galaxy A50 or if you have already purchased the phone, I have created a list of Frequently Asked Questions that will answer the questions you might be having with regards to the phone.

Samsung Galaxy A50 FAQs

Is the Galaxy A50 water-resistant?

This phone is not IP68 certified. This means you are likely to damage it if you expose it to water. To prevent water damage, always keep it away from water.

Is the battery removable?

This phone has a plastic unibody. This means you can’t remove the back cover. If you can’t remove the back cover, you can’t remove the battery.

Does this phone support Always-On-Display?

This phone has Always-On-Display feature.

How good is the on-display fingerprint scanner?

You will find it slow if you have been using a phone with a capacitive fingerprint scanner. You have to place your finger on it for a longer time to unlock the phone.

What kinds of SIM cards can you use on the Galaxy A50? Is it dual SIM? Does it have a dedicated slot?

This smartphone allows you to use two nano-SIM cards. It also has a separate microSD card. This means that you can have a Safaricom SIM, Telkom/Airtel SIM, and a memory card at the same time.

Does it have an ambient light sensor? Does it have a gyroscope?

Previous budget phones from Samsung did not have these sensors. The Galaxy A50 has both.

Is there any kind of protection for the display?

Samsung A50 Super AMOLED display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

Does it have FM radio

Yes. You can listen to all your favorite local FM stations.

Does it have Widevine L1 support?

Widevine L1 support means you can stream HD videos on Netflix, Showmax and other popular streaming services in Kenya.

Can the Samsung A50 record slow-motion videos?

Unfortunately, it can’t. If you want this feature, check out the Samsung Galaxy A70. The A50 is limited to 1080p videos at 30fps. The cameras can’t record 4K videos.

How many fingerprints does the Galaxy A50 allow one to register?

You can save up to 5 fingerprints.

Which Android version is installed in the Samsung A50?

It runs on Android v9.0 out of the box.  It has Samsung One UI on top.

Does the A50 support 4G? Does it support dual voLTE?

Yes, this smartphone can connect to 4G networks in Kenya. It supports voLTE i.e. the ability to make voice calls via 4G networks. A50 has Dual-voLTE support – you can connect to two voLTE networks simultaneously.

How much storage space is available to the user?

This mobile phone has 128GB onboard storage space. Out of this space, around 111GB is left for the user. The rest of the space is taken by the operating system and pre-installed apps.

Is it possible to uninstall pre-installed applications?

You can disable or uninstall some pre-installed apps.  There are a few that can’t be disabled or uninstalled.

Does the Galaxy A50 support quick charging?

Yes. This smartphone comes with a 15W fast charging adapter.

Does it have face unlock?

The Samsung A50 has the face unlock feature.

What do you get inside the box?

When you unbox, you find the A50 phone, 15W fast charging adapter, USB cable, earphones, SIM ejector tool, plastic back cover, and the documentation.

How many Samsung Galaxy A50 variants are available in Kenya?

You can buy A50 with 4GB RAM and 128GB onboard storage in Kenya. A 6GB RAM variant with 128GB storage recently got into the market.  Confirm specs with the retailers before making a purchase.

Does it support USB OTG?

Yes, this smartphone supports USB On-The-Go. This means you can connect a flash disk, external hard disk, and other devices to the Galaxy A50 via an adapter.

What color options are available in Kenya?

3 color options are available in Kenya – Black, Blue, and White.

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