Samsung is preparing the launch of two new mid-rangers: Samsung Galaxy A6 and A6 Plus. While other devices from the A-series released in 2017 and 2018 are upgraded versions of the ones released last year, a smartphone called Galaxy A6 has been never launched until now. They will be two brand new smartphones with a good quality-price ratio, and they have just received the official certification by the American FCC. Unfortunately, FCC did not reveal any of their specs, but its certification confirms that the handsets will be launched in the U.S. market.
Previous rumors suggested that Samsung Galaxy A6 and A6+ were going to be launched only in Europe, Russia and the Middle East, but according to FCC, it will not be so. The devices are identified by the model numbers SM-A600FN and SM-A605G. No specs have surfaced, but these devices have already been certified by Wi-Fi Alliance and they have been spotted on the famous benchmarking platform Geekbench, so we already know some details about them. According to WFA, both the devices will run Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box and the standard A6 will support Wi-Fi a/b/g/n standards, but it will not support Wi-Fi ac, even though its alleged SoC supports it.
From what Geekbench website has shown in its listings, Samsung Galaxy A6 will boast an octa-core Samsung Exynos 7870 SoC which is already present on several phones from the J-series and on the Galaxy A3 (2017). The SoC is composed of eight Cortex A53 CPUs and a Mali-T830 MP1 GPU, and it will be paired with 3 GB of RAM. This device has scored 723 points in single-core performances and 3605 points in multi-core. Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus is equipped with an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset which can run at a max frequency of 2 GHz, and it is supported by 4 GB of RAM. However, the score is similar to the lower-end version: 739 points in single-core and 3469 points in multi-core.