The Android Pie update for several Samsung smartphones is in the works. Today, the Samsung Galaxy A6+ 2018 model along with its different variants like the Galaxy A9 Star Lite and the Galaxy Jean have been sighted on the Wi-Fi Alliance platform receiving the certification with the Android Pie OS onboard. The naming of the same smartphones differently in different countries is followed by many Chinese companies and in this case, the South Korean major has done it. The Samsung Galaxy A6+ sells as the Galaxy A9 Star Lite in China and the Galaxy Jean in South Korea. There are a few minor tweaks in the specs, however. Here are the details.
This 6 inch phone released last year by Samsung has a super AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2220 pixels delivering a pixel density of 411 ppi. The screen to body ratio in this phone is around 75%; it’s an always-on display. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC is the main processor and graphics is taken care of by the Adreno 506 GPU. The Samsung Galaxy A6+ has two RAM variants, 3 GB and 4 GB and the internal storage combination has 32 GB and 64 GB. Obviously the 4 GB RAM goes with the higher storage. The phone is running on the Android Oreo version 8.0 with which it was released in May 2018. Now that the Wi-Fi certification is through with the Android Pie OS, you can expect that the users will the updates on their devices soon.
There is a dual camera setup in the rear with a 16 MP +5 MP sensors and the front camera is 24 MP and has a LED flash to boot. There’s a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and the normal sensors on board. The communications suite is complete as well. The battery is 3500 mAh.
On the schedule for the rollout of the updates to the users, it is likely that the Samsung Galaxy A6+ users may receive their updates only in March. The users of the equivalent model in China, the Samsung Galaxy A9 Star Lite may get it only in April, according to reports based on the schedule released by the company. The South Korean variant, the Galaxy Jean may get it sooner that the other two.