Samsung has expanded its Galaxy A line of smartphones with two new 5G products. The Galaxy A51 5G and the Galaxy A71 5G offer in-display fingerprint recognition and rely on the Samsung Knox platform for device security.
The specs for the two phones are nearly identical. They both boast 128GB of internal storage, a 4,500mAh battery, and a quad-camera setup with video stabilization capabilities. However, the A71 is slightly larger, with a 6.7-inch AMOLED Plus display instead of the 6.5-inch AMOLED display featured in the A51. The A71 also has a 64MP main camera, while the main camera in the A51 only has 48MP. The other three cameras in the quad-camera setup are all the same.
“Our ambition with the Galaxy A series is to deliver must-have innovations at a varied range of prices without compromising on features,” said Samsung Electronics VP YeonJeong Kim. “These devices are part of our ongoing commitment to deliver next-generation connectivity to more people, by building 5G into our diverse smartphone portfolio at more accessible price points.”
Samsung did not specify what that price point would be, or when and where the phones would be available in its press release. The new phones arrive roughly one year after the A50 and the A70 made their respective debuts, and will round out a Galaxy A line that also includes the Galaxy A10 as of August.
As was the case with the Galaxy S20, the inclusion of in-display fingerprint sensors indicates that Samsung is still committed to the technology despite encountering some hiccups with its previous generation of phones. The company was forced to release several software updates to improve the performance of the fingerprint readers in the A50 and the A70.
The A51 and the A71 will support Samsung’s full app ecosystem, which includes Bixby, Samsung Health, and Samsung Pay.