Samsung Galaxy A51 extends its reach in the US through AT&T and Xfinity Mobile

Samsung Galaxy A51 extends its reach in the US through AT&T and Xfinity Mobile

The Samsung Galaxy A51, which builds on the popularity of the 2019’s Galaxy A50, is now even more widely available in this crucial market.

Five months after it was announced globally, the Samsung Galaxy A51 is now official in the United States. AT&T and Comcast’s Xfinity Mobile both revealed that Samsung’s newest mid-range smartphone is slated to be shipped this month. The phone, which serves as one of the direct successors of the Korean smartphone giant’s acclaimed Galaxy A50, already launched on Verizon and Sprint in April.

The Samsung Galaxy A51, which retails for USD 399, is only available in the LTE variant. Its 5G-enabled version will purportedly become available in the US later in 2020.

The Samsung Galaxy A51 is set to go on sale on May 8th via AT&T and Xfinity Mobile.

Key camera upgrades

At the helm of the Samsung Galaxy A51’s key features is its camera system upgrades over the vanilla Galaxy A50. Theirs is already a 48MP Quad Bayer primary module, which ultimately replaces the 25MP conventional sensor on the A50. Also added in the mix is the phone’s ultra-wide-angle cam sensor’s pixel count, which is now at 12MP. The A50, at the time of its launch, had 8MP.

The Samsung Galaxy A51’s L-shaped quad-cam system on its rear also features 5MP macro and 5MP depth sensors. Meanwhile, the phone’s selfie camera now sits in a cutout, placed at the top center of the display. Its accompanying sensor also jumps at a 32MP Quad Bayer unit.

The Samsung Galaxy A51 is still Super AMOLED

The Samsung Galaxy A51 still sports the industry’s standard Super AMOLED display, sized at a massive 6.59-inch, which Samsung dubs as the Infinity-O display. The phone’s screen also boasts a resolution of 1,080 x 2,400 pixels.

The phone still features a “glasstic” rear panel, which is a distinctive feature of the earlier Galaxy A variants last year.

A slight power bump

The Samsung Galaxy A51 is now powered by Samsung’s in-house Exynos 9611, with Mali-G72 MP3 GPU. The Exynos 9610 chipset fuels the regular Galaxy A50. In the RAM and ROM department, the handset employs one of the most flexible configurations in its class. It includes 4GB/64GB, 4GB/128GB, and 6GB/128GB tiers. The phone uses UFS 2.0 storage type.

Other key features of the phone include an optical, in-display fingerprint reader, Bluetooth 5.0, 3.5mm headphone jack, and 4,000mAh battery with support for 15W fast wired charging. The phone should ship with Samsung One UI 2.0, based on the current Android 10.0

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