As expected, Samsung today announced the first members of its Galaxy A (2020) series - Galaxy A51 and Galaxy A71.
The Galaxy A51 is powered by the Exynos 9611 SoC that's paired with up to 8GB RAM. It runs Android 10-based One UI 2.0 out of the box and has up to 128GB of storage onboard. It also comes with a microSD card slot, which allows storage expansion by up to 512GB.
The Galaxy A51 is built around a 6.5" 20:9 Infinity-O Super AMOLED display of FullHD+ resolution that has a fingerprint reader underneath and a punch hole in the center for the 32MP selfie camera.
The smartphone flaunts a mirror back with a diamond-cut design which is home to an L-shaped quad camera setup comprising a 48MP main, 12MP ultrawide (123-degree FOV), 5MP depth, and 5MP macro units. These cameras come with features like Smart Switch, Live Focus, and Super Steady Video.
The Galaxy A51 packs a 4,000 mAh battery with 15W fast charging and has four color options - Prism Crush Black, Prism Crush White, Prism Crush Blue, and Prism Crush Pink.
The A51 is priced starting at VND7,990,000 ($350/€310) and can be pre-booked in Vietnam from December 16, with sales commencing from December 27. Those who pre-order the A51 will get free gifts worth up to VND1,580,000 ($70/€60), which include Samsung's C&T ITFIT A08C Wireless Bluetooth earphones and a 10,000 mAh power bank.
The Galaxy A71 looks similar to the Galaxy A51, but there are some differences between the two smartphones.
For starters, the A71 has a Snapdragon 730 SoC at the helm, and while it does have a quad camera setup on the back, the 48MP main sensor is replaced by a 64MP one.
The A71 comes with a slightly larger screen (6.7") with a bit larger punch hole and packs a 4,500 mAh battery with 25W fast charging. This makes it seven grams heavier than the A51.
Like the A51, the A71 also comes in four color options, but there's no word on its pricing and availability.