The Samsung Galaxy A51 and Galaxy A71 have been around for quite some time now, but only in the form of LTE-capable models. Leaks though had recently hinted that the two devices were being prepped up with Samsung’s 5G-compatible Exynos 980 chipset for launch. The two have now officially arrived in the US, bearing what can only be called attractive price tags, if their specs are to be looked at.
The deployment of 5G in the US is not what you’d call widespread at all, and the current COVID-19 situation has certainly pushed the movement back by months. However, that isn’t stopping Samsung from releasing two among the country’s first mid-range 5G-capable handsets in the form of the Galaxy A51 5G and Galaxy A71 5G.
The new A51 has its price starting at $499.99 (approximately Rs 38,100), whereas the new A71 costs $599.99 (around Rs 45,800). They will be hitting store shelves sometime this summer in a range of color options. Apart from the chipset at their hearts, there are also a few other differences in their specs, compared to their LTE variants.
The said chipset is the Exynos 980 model, which comes with an integrated 5G modem, and hosts a 2.2GHz octa-core processor. The A51 5G ships with 128GB of storage and 6GB or 8GB of RAM, depending on the model you choose. As for the A71 5G, it will arrive in the form of just one 8GB + 128GB variant. Both the smartphones, of course, carry microSD card slots on them.
The quad-camera setup on the A51 5G is highlighted by a 48MP main sensor, while the phone’s display is a 6.5-inch full HD+ Super AMOLED panel. Inside it rests a 4500mAh battery. The Galaxy A71 5G holds onto a 6.7-inch full HD+ Super AMOLED display, while its quad-camera cluster includes a 64MP main unit. This phone too ships with a 4500mAh battery, but it charges faster.
As we said, the 5G models of the Samsung Galaxy A51 and Galaxy A71 will go on sale in the US sometime this summer.