Samsung Galaxy A70

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Samsung Galaxy A70 / A70s
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BrandSamsung
ManufacturerSamsung Electronics
ModelSM-A705x (Galaxy A70)
SM-A707x (Galaxy A70s)
(Last letter varies by carrier and international models)
Compatible networks2G, 3G, 4G, LTE, VoLTE, Wi-Fi, VoWi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC for Samsung Pay
First releasedMarch 2019; 2 years ago (2019-03)
Availability by regionMarch 26, 2019 (2019-03-26)
PredecessorSamsung Galaxy A8+ / A8 Star
SuccessorSamsung Galaxy A70s
Samsung Galaxy A71
RelatedSamsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Galaxy A20
Samsung Galaxy A30
Samsung Galaxy A50
TypePhablet
Dimensions164.3 mm (6.47 in) H
76.7 mm (3.02 in) W
6.9 mm (0.27 in) D
Mass183 g (6.5 oz)
Operating systemOriginal: Android 9.0 "Pie" with One UI 1.1
Current: Android 10 with One UI 2.0
Eligible for Android 11 upgrade with One UI 3
System on chipSnapdragon 675
CPUOcta core 2.0 GHz Kryo 460 Gold and 1.7 GHz Kryo 460 Silver
GPUAdreno 612 GPU

The Samsung Galaxy A70 and A70s are a series of Android phablets manufactured by Samsung Electronics as part of its fifth-generation Galaxy A series lineup. The phones come with Android 9 (Pie) with Samsung's proprietary One UI skin, 128 GB of internal storage, and a 4500 mAh battery.[1] The A70 was unveiled in South Korea on April 19th 2019.

Specifications[edit]

Hardware[edit]

The Samsung Galaxy A70 and A70s come with a 6.7” FHD+ (1080×2400) Super AMOLED Infinity-U Display with a U-shaped notch for the frontal camera, similar to the Galaxy A50. The phone has 6GB and 8GB RAM versions, and has 128GB of internal storage that is expandable to, at least, 1 TB via microSD card.[2]

The phone measures 164.3 × 76.7 × 7.9 mm (6.47 × 3.02 × 0.31 in) and weighs 183 g, featuring a 4500 mAh battery.[2]

The phone also has a dual-SIM model, 3.5mm headphone jack, and supports, 25W Super Fast Charger with a USB C cable.[3]

Camera[edit]

The phone has a triple-lens camera consisting of a 32MP f/1.7 wide-angle lens, 8MP f/2.2 ultra-wide angle lens, and a 5MP 3D depth sensor. The triple-lens camera can create a bokeh effect through the 3D depth sensor.[4][5] There is a 32MP f/2.0 selfie camera. The camera also has Samsung's scene optimizer technology that recognizes 20 different scenes and automatically adjusts the camera. The phone also can record 4K and super-slow motion video through the camera application.[6]

Samsung Galaxy A70 (blue model) viewed from the back, showcasing the triple cameras.

Software[edit]

The Samsung Galaxy A70 series runs on Android Pie with Samsung's One UI skin that repositions the touch area in stock Samsung apps towards the bottom, making the interface easier for one handed use with a large screen.[7] Features include Bixby, Google Assistant, Samsung Health, and Samsung Pay, although the Bixby button is not included.[8]

[9]On December 2, 2020, Samsung released a list of numerous Galaxy devices that would be eligible for the One UI 3-Android 11 upgrade, of which the A70 was included. The A70 should receive the update around May 2021 (although this usually depends by country), which is likely to be the last major Android upgrade for the Galaxy A70.

Galaxy A70s[edit]

On September 27, 2019, an improved version of the A70, the A70s, was released in India.[10] The phone has the same specs as the A70, except for improvements in the camera and changed design. The 32MP f/1.7 main camera has been changed to a 64MP f/1.8 main camera that can bind four pixels into one, creating a 16MP image that improves low-light performance. The phone also features super steady video like the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and a night mode.[11] The design of the phone has been changed into a "3D Prism" design with a glossy back.[12]

Successor[edit]

The A71 was announced on December 12, 2019 as a successor to the original A70 series. The device has an Infinity-O display with the same size and resolution as the A70 and A70s, a new macro camera and higher resolution ultrawide camera, Android 10 standard, new color options, and a more powerful Snapdragon 730 SoC. It was released on January 31, 2020.[13]

Reception[edit]

The Galaxy A70 was met with positive reviews by critics. Nathan Spendelow and Matt Breen of Expert Reviews gave a score of 5 out of 5, calling it Samsung's best mid-range phone and praising its triple camera array, 4500mah battery, and display, while critiquing the slower performance compared to the A50.[14] John McCann of TechRadar also positively described the phone's Super AMOLED display and large battery.[15] GSMArena.com gave the phone a rating of 3.8 out of 5, calling it a "very balanced mid-ranger", praising the phone's camera, battery and sAMOLED display, while critiquing the camera's low-light performance.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Capture, Connect and Conquer with the New Samsung Galaxy A70". news.samsung.com. Archived from the original on 2019-03-27. Retrieved 2019-08-27.
  2. ^ a b "Samsung Galaxy A70 - Full phone specifications". www.gsmarena.com.
  3. ^ a b "Samsung Galaxy A70 review". GSMArena.com. Archived from the original on 2019-08-28. Retrieved 2019-08-28.
  4. ^ Masiero, Manuel. "Samsung Galaxy A70: Mid-Range Giant in Review". Notebookcheck. Archived from the original on 2019-08-29. Retrieved 2019-08-29.
  5. ^ "Samsung Galaxy A70 review: A media consumption powerhouse - SamMobile". www.sammobile.com. Archived from the original on 2019-08-19. Retrieved 2019-08-28.
  6. ^ "Samsung Galaxy A70 - Price in India, Full Specifications & Features (27th Aug 2019) at Gadgets Now". Gadget Now. Archived from the original on 2019-05-25. Retrieved 2019-08-27.
  7. ^ Bohn, Dieter (2019-02-19). "Samsung's One UI is the best software it's ever put on a smartphone". The Verge. Archived from the original on 2019-02-20. Retrieved 2019-02-20.
  8. ^ "Samsung Galaxy A70 Dual Sim Black with Infinity-U Display". Samsung uk (in British English). Archived from the original on 2019-08-28. Retrieved 2019-08-28.
  9. ^ "Samsung Android 11 update roadmap: When will you get One UI 3.0? (Update)". Android Authority (in American English). 2020-12-04. Retrieved 2020-12-05.
  10. ^ "Samsung Galaxy A70s packs 64MP camera, Dolby Atmos audio, and 4,500mAh battery for ₹29,000 ($410)". Android Police (in American English). 2019-09-27. Retrieved 2019-09-29.
  11. ^ "Samsung Galaxy A70s arrives with 64MP camera and new design". GSMArena.com (in American English). Retrieved 2019-09-29.
  12. ^ "Samsung Galaxy A70s - Specs and Features". Samsung India (in en-IN). Retrieved 2019-09-29.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  13. ^ "Samsung Galaxy A51 and Galaxy A71 announced: Infinity-O displays and L-shaped quad cameras". GSMArena. 12 December 2019. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  14. ^ "Samsung Galaxy A70 review: Samsung's best mid-range handset?". Expert Reviews. Retrieved 2019-08-27.
  15. ^ phones, John McCann 2019-04-10T16:25:54Z Mobile. "Hands on: Hands on: Samsung Galaxy A70 review". TechRadar. Archived from the original on 2019-04-11. Retrieved 2019-08-27.

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