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samsung galaxy a6s

The Galaxy A6S is the first Samsung not made by Samsung

Samsung has this week launched two new smartphones specifically for the Chinese market. One, however, is of particular importance for an interesting reason.

Dubbed the Galaxy A6S, it’s the first Samsung smartphone to not be manufacturered by the Korean firm. The manufacturer in question is Wintech, a company owned by Samsung’s Chinese rival Xiaomi.

If it sounds complicated, that’s largely because it is, but using a manufacturer from China does help Samsung keep costs down. You wouldn’t really say that looking at the Galaxy A6S’s spec sheet though.

The A6S itself is a promising prospect on paper, featuring a 6.0 inch screen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.

The dual SIM device also sports dual rear cameras, with a 12MP primary sensor and 2MP depth sensor below. There’s also a 12MP selfie cam up front.

A 3300mAh battery powers the system, while Samsung keeps the 3.5mm jack life alive.

As it’s made in China for China, it’s unlikely that other areas of the world will ever see the Galaxy. But its price is pretty competitive, at around US$250, if you’re ever in the Far East.

Feature image: Samsung

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Andy Walker
Camper by day, run-and-gunner by night, Andy prefers his toast like his coffee -- dark and crunchy. Fuelled by his belief that PvZ: GW2 is 2016's game of the year, Andy also dabbles in the odd hard news story over on Memeburn. More