Budget friendly Samung Galaxy A71 5G may launch in the US too

5G in itself is still in its infancy. Across the globe, only a handful of carriers have been able to roll out true 5G networks. And even that is only in select areas in major cities.

However, we see more and more 5G enabled devices being launched every so often. These are devices from the likes of OnePlus and Samsung with chip makers like Qualcomm developing 5G capable chips.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G

Early adopters like the S10 5G and Note 10 5G, both from Samsung are some of the most expensive devices in the Korean OEM’s device lineup. Which begs the question, why aren’t there any 5G budget devices?

Well, there is. Samsung recently introduced the Galaxy A51 and Galaxy A71 as the first members of the 2020 A-series at CES. The A71 is 5G enabled in some markets.

Samsung Galaxy A71

Initially, Samsung said it had no plans of launching these devices into the American market. However, according to SamMobile, Samsung is working on two new A71 variants, the SM-A716U and SM-A71U1, which are believed to be the carrier and unlocked models, respectively.

Little is available in terms of specs for the new models. However, if indeed these are variants of the Galaxy A71, the specifications shouldn’t differ much. This means we should see 6/8GB RAM, at least 128GB of internal storage, a 6.7-inch AMOLED screen, a beefy 4,500mAh battery, four rear cameras.

We will no doubt, see more 5G enabled devices once 5G networks begin to go mainstream. At the moment though we have to make do with 5G being a niche specification.

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