Samsung Galaxy A51 & A71: All you need to know

Samsung is starting the new year with a bang—with four new devices for the Malaysian market, to be exact. Here, we’ll have a look at a new mid-range duo—the Galaxy A51 and Galaxy A71. Yes, the ones with the “awesome screen, awesome camera, long battery life.”

The Galaxy A51 and Galaxy A71 are successors to last year’s Galaxy A50 and Galaxy A70 devices. Samsung has kept itself busy and ensuring its portfolio of mid-range devices (both A and M series) don’t go unnoticed in the market.

Specs at a glance

The Galaxy A51 features a 6.5-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity-O Display, while the Galaxy A71 sports a larger 6.7-inch display. Both feature in-display fingerprint scanners for biometric authentication.

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Under the hood, the Galaxy A51 gets Exynos 9611 processing power, while the Snapdragon 730 chipset powers its bigger sibling. Both devices share 128GB of onboard storage (upgradable via microSD). However, things are slightly different in the memory department with the Galaxy A51 getting 6GB of RAM, while the A71 rocking 8GB of RAM.

Samsung Galaxy A51
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Galaxy A51

In terms of battery, the Galaxy A51 and A71 pack 4,000mAh and 4,500mAh units respectively.

The differences continue with the Galaxy A51 supporting 15W fast-charging while the Galaxy A71 supporting even faster 25W fast-charging, both via USB-C.

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Galaxy A71 camera

Optics-wise, both models sport a quad-camera setup on the rear comprising a main wide-angle camera, a 12MP ultra-wide-camera, a 5MP macro camera, and a 5MP depth camera. The key difference is that the Galaxy A51 gets a 48MP wide-angle main camera, whereas the Galaxy A71 is equipped with a bigger 64MP wide-angle main camera.

Pricing and availability

Today, Samsung Malaysia announced official pricing and availability details for the new devices.

The Galaxy A51 is priced at MYR1,299 and will be offered with three colour options: Prism Crush Black, Prism Crush White and Prism Crush Blue.

On the other hand, the Galaxy A71 retails at MYR1,799 and will be available in Prism Crush Black, Prism Crush Silver and Prism Crush Blue.

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Both devices are up for pre-order starting 3 February until 5 February 2020, while stocks last. Pre-order buyers get a complimentary Protection Plus plan that includes one-year extended protection and one-time screen protection. Samsung revealed that its new smartphones will be available in retail channels nationwide starting 7 February.

For more information about the devices and to pre-order, head over to Samsung Malaysia’s website.

By Vernon

Vernon is the founder and chief editor of A graphic designer by profession, he has a deep love for technology, cars, gadgets, food, and travel. He tweets too much and is also known as a caffeine bacterium ("life's too short for bad coffee"). Bleeds Blue (go Chelsea FC!) and considers BMW, Porsche, Alfa Romeo cars to have in the garage--for true petrolheads, that is.