Samsung Electronics unveiled two new products under the Galaxy A-series brand, a budget priced lineup. Both will be 5G ready models, the Galaxy A71 5G and the Galaxy A51 5G.
The Galaxy A71 5G and Galaxy A51 5G come equipped with 6.7-inch and 6.5-inch displays, respectively. They both use the ‘Infinity-O’ display with a hole in the front camera. Both smartphones have four cameras, three on the back and one on the front. The Galaxy A51 5G has a 48-megapixel camera, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, a 5-megapixel depth camera, and a 5-megapixel macro camera. The Galaxy A71 5G phone is equipped with a 64 million-pixel camera and an ultra-wide-angle and depth-of-field camera.
Both phones run 6 or 8 gigabytes of RAM and have 128 gigabytes of storage. Available in 3 colors: Prism Cube Black, Prism Cube White, and Prism Cube Pink. Although the launch price has not been released, the A51 5G is expected to be released at 500,000 won ($400) and the A71 5G at 700,000 won ($600) in South Korea.
The release date is expected to be around May in Korea. Go Dong-jin, head of Samsung Electronics IM Division, said on the 8th, “We will release up to three 5G mid-range phones this year.” “The Galaxy A71 5G and Galaxy A51 5G are designed for the 5G era,” said Kim Yeon-jung, executive director of the innovation product planning group at Samsung Electronics’ wireless division.
The Korean domestic 5G phone market is expected to heat up this year as Samsung Electronics is launching two additional budget priced 5G phones in the second half of this year. Market research firm Counterpoint Research forecasts that 8.4 million 5G smartphones will be sold in Korea this year. This accounts for 48% of the total smartphone market. Last year, 5G phones accounted for 28% of the total market.