The Samsung Galaxy A71 and Samsung Galaxy A51 smartphones revealed late last year in Vietnam and subsequently, globally, are now joined by two new 5G models, the Samsung Galaxy A71 5G and Samsung Galaxy A51 5G.

Speaking of 5G… its funny how every 5G device is marketed to offer hyper fast network connectivity with incredible download speeds. Like, come on, 5G data aren’t free.

Samsung Galaxy A51 5G Smartphone
Top: Samsung Galaxy A71 5G; Above: Samsung Galaxy A51 5G

Of course, it would be nice to be able to down gigabytes after gigabytes of content in a jiffy, but will I? Probably not. Data, since 3G time, to me is a precious commodity.

Why do you think Netflix has the feature to download content? Cos’ streaming using data can get pretty expensive pretty quick. That’s just my 2 cents.

So, will 5G entice me? Not at all. More so after the U.S./Huawei fiasco over 5G technology really leave a bad taste in my mouth.

Samsung Galaxy A51 5G Smartphone
Samsung Galaxy A71 5G

Anywho, as far as the two new devices are concerned, they are pretty the same A71 and A51 you have learned last year. Save for the 5G radio and a tad difference in dimension and weight. Keep going a rundown of the specs of both devices.

  • Samsung Galaxy A71:
  • Display: 6.7-inch Super AMOLED Plus (2,400 x 1,080 pixels, 20:9 A.R.) display, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Processor: Octacore (Dual 2.2GHz + Hexa 1.8GHz)
  • Graphics: Mali-G76 MP5
  • Memory: 6/8 GB RAM, 128 GB onboard storage, expandable up to 1 TB via microSD card
  • Cameras:
  • Rear: 64 MP main camera + 12 MP ultra-wide + 5 MP depth-sensing + 5 MP macro, LED flash, HDR support
  • Front: Infinity O (aka hole punch) camera, 32 MP
  • Connectivity: dual-band wireless 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0 + BLE, NFC, 3.5 mm headphone jack, FM radio, USB 2.0 (Type-C interface) port
  • Location: GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Beidou
  • Battery: 4,500 mAh lithium-polymer battery with 25 W fast charging support
  • Sensors: under display fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, ANT+
  • Dimension/weight: 75.5 x 162.5 x 8.1 mm, 185g
  • Samsung Galaxy A51:
  • Display: 6.5-inch Super AMOLED (2,400 x 1,080 pixels, 20:9 A.R.) display, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Processor: Octacore (Dual 2.2GHz + Hexa 1.8GHz)
  • Graphics: Mali-G76 MP5
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM, 128 GB onboard storage, expandable up to 1 TB via microSD card
  • Cameras:
  • Rear: 48 MP main camera + 12 MP ultra-wide + 5 MP depth-sensing + 5 MP macro, LED flash, HDR support
  • Front: Infinity O (aka hole punch) camera, 32 MP
  • Connectivity: dual-band wireless 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0 + BLE, NFC, 3.5 mm headphone jack, FM radio, USB 2.0 (Type-C interface) port
  • Location: GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Beidou
  • Battery: 4,000 mAh lithium-polymer battery with 15 W adaptive charging support
  • Sensors: under display fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, ANT+
  • Dimension/weight: 73.6 x 158.9 x 8.7 mm, 187g
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All images courtesy of Samsung.

Published by Mike chua

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