Samsung has officially, but quietly, unveiled the first two members of its 2020 Galaxy A-series – Samsung Galaxy A51 and Samsung Galaxy A71.
Samsung A series was specifically launched to bridge the gap between budget handsets and flagship smartphones. Hence, Galaxy A51 and Galaxy A71, on top of maintaining their affordable prices, have picked up a number of features from the company’s flagship S-series and Note lineup.
Samsung Galaxy A51
Design and Display
As compared to its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy A51 has a premium look to it. It comes with a mirror back with a diamond-cut design and is available in four colors; Prism Crush Black, Prism Crush White, Prism Crush Blue, and Prism Crush Pink. The quad-sensor camera is aligned on the top left on a rectangular aisle.
On the front, the smartphone features a 6.5-inch Infinity-O Super AMOLED display with Full HD+ (1080p) resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio, and an in-display fingerprint sensor.
Internals and Storage
Under the hood, Galaxy A51 is powered by Exynos 9611 SoC topped with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB onboard storage. The storage can be expanded up to 512 GB via an external SD card.
On the software front, it comes with OneUI 2.0 flavored Android 10.
Samsung has put in a lot of thought when it comes to the camera specifications of the smartphone. It comes with a quad-sensor camera with a 48 MP main sensor, 12 MP ultra-wide sensor with 123 degrees FOV and two 5 MP units as a depth sensor and Macro lens.
At the front, the Galaxy A51 comes with an impressive 32 MP single camera for selfies.
Battery and Pricing
The whole package is fueled by a 4000 mAh battery backed by 15W fast charging, which is kind of a bummer considering other OEMs are providing as much as 45W fast charging in the same price bracket. The Realme X2 Pro comes with 50W fast charging on top of a 4000 mAh battery.
Samsung Galaxy A51 will be available for sale from 27 December and pre-booking will start by 16th December in the launch markets. The smartphone will set users back by $350. For those who pre-order the smartphone, Samsung will be sending some gifts along worth up to $70.
Samsung Galaxy A71
Design and Display
Design-wise, both Galaxy A71 and A51 are identical, however, internally the former is superior. Samsung Galaxy A71 comes in the same four-color options and has an identical camera aisle, however, the punch hole on the front is slightly larger.
It is built around a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 2400 pixels resolution, 393 ppi density, and 20:9 aspect ratio.
Internal and Storage
Internally, the smartphone is driven by Snapdragon 730 SoC topped with 6 GB or 8 GB RAM and 128 GB onboard expandable storage.
Software-wise, it runs on Android 10 topped with OneUI 2.0.
As far as the camera specifications are concerned, the Samsung Galaxy A71 has a configuration identical to Galaxy A51, however, the 48 MP main sensor has been replaced with a 64 MP one.
Battery and Pricing
The smartphone is powered by a 4,500 mAh battery with 25W fast charging. As for the availability and pricing of the smartphone, that is still under wraps.
Samsung Galaxy A51 and A71 Specifications
|Specifications||Samsung Galaxy A51||Samsung Galaxy A71|
|CPU||Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)||Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Kryo 470 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 470 Silver)|
|GPU||Mali-G72 MP3||Adreno 618|
|Chipset||Exynos 9611 (10nm)||Qualcomm SDM730 Snapdragon 730 (8 nm)|
|OS||Android 10, One UI||Android 10, One UI|
|Networks||2G, 3G, 4G LTE||2G, 3G, 4G LTE;|
|Display||Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 6.5 inches, 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution||Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 6.7 inches, 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution|
|Camera||Primary: 48 MP + 12 MP + 5 MP + 5 MP||Primary: 64 MP + 12 MP + 5 MP + 5 MP|
|Selfie: 32 MP||Selfie: 32 MP|
|Connectivity||LTE, USB type-C, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0,||LTE, USB type-C, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0,|
|Battery||4000 mAh||4500 mAh|