The Galaxy A6s is Samsung’s First ODM Phone

It is a Samsung phone made by another company

Aside from officially launching the Galaxy A9 (2018) in China as the Galaxy A9s, Samsung launched their first ODM (short for original device manufacturer) with the Galaxy A6s. This makes it the first Samsung phone that is not made by them; instead, the Galaxy A6s is made by Wintech—the same company who manufactures Xiaomi phones.

Going into the spec sheet, the Galaxy A6s sports a 6-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display and is powered by a Snapdragon 660 processor paired with 6GB RAM and 64/128GB internal storage.

The cameras consist of 12-megapixel + 2-megapixel for the back and 12-megapixel for the front. Powering it is a 3300mAh battery that its charged via a USB-C port.

Save for the cameras and the slightly smaller battery, the Galaxy A6s is a better offering compared to the Galaxy A6+ launched early this year. While it is unlikely that the Galaxy A6s will be sold outside of China, its CNY 1,800(~Php 14k) price tag for the 6GB/64GB model makes it one of the most competitively-priced Samsung phones in recent memory—and Samsung’s decision to go for the ODM route helped the Korean brand cut costs in order to be competitive in China.


If you want to know more about ODMs, you might want to check out some of our old articles below:

It’s Not Rebranded: Why Local Phones Aren’t Simply Rebrands

4 Things We Learned About The ODM Business In China

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