Samsung Galaxy A71 5G announced – Cheaper S20 Alternative?

Samsung Galaxy A71 5G launched specs availability price

Before the start of the year, everyone was waiting for the major smartphone brands to pull the curtain off their top-of-the-line 5G flagship devices. However, a few months into the year, the focus has now shifted to 5G mid-rangers that are more affordable than their flagship counterpart. Earlier we saw Xiaomi reveal the Mi 10 Lite and now Samsung has announced Samsung Galaxy A71 5G.

Samsung Galaxy A71 Overview

Design and Display

Samsung Galaxy A71 5G comes with a 6.7-inch Infinity-O display just like the regular Galaxy A71. The panel used here is Super AMOLED Plus and comes with a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels. There is an optical fingerprint sensor integrated under the display. The back panel demonstrates what the company calls the Prism Cube design. It is available in three different color options – Black, Silver, and Blue.

Samsung galaxy a71 5g design specs price availability

Design-wise, the new Galaxy A71 5G doesn’t look any different than the regular Galaxy A71. Both have circular cut-outs on the top-center for the front camera and rectangular camera bumps on the back.

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Performance and Memory

Samsung hasn’t officially confirmed, but it is believed the chipset used in the Samsung Galaxy A71 5G is Exynos 980. It is an SoC built on the 8nm FinFet process. The octa-core chipset comes with Dual-core Cortex-A77 and Hexa-core Cortex-A55 CPU alongside the Mali-G76 MP5 GPU. The SoC comes with an integrated 5G modem. 

Exynos 980 is comparable to Snapdragon 765G which we have seen in other affordable 5G smartphones such as the Mi 10 Lite, Nokia 8.3 5G, and ZTE Axon 11 5G. Galaxy A71 comes with AI-powered Game Booster to compensate for the Elite Gaming Features in the Snapdragon 765G. You can choose between 6 and 8GB of RAM but both come with 128GB of internal storage. You can expand the storage up to 1TB using a microSD card.

Also read: Samsung Mobile Price in Nepal [Updated]

Camera

Although Exynos 980 has support for up to 108MP camera sensor, but that is something you don’t expect Samsung or any other brand to include on their mid-range device. The camera setup on the A71 5G is the same as that in the regular A71 device. The 64MP primary camera is accompanied by a 12MP ultrawide angle camera, a 5MP macro camera, and a 5MP depth sense. The four cameras are arranged in an L-shaped inside a rectangular camera bump which also houses an LED flash.

On the front, there’s a 32MP selfie camera with an aperture of f/2.2 enclosed by the circular punch-hole.

Battery and Others

The device gets its juice from a 4,500mAh battery which supports 25W Adaptive Fast Charging. The phone is likely to ship with OneUI 2.0 on top of Android 10. The device is packed with Samsung’s services such as Knox, Samsung Pay, Bixby, and Samsung Health. The phone supports both the mmWave and sub-600MHz 5G spectrum.

Samsung Galaxy A71 5G Specifications

  • Body: 75.5 x 162.5 x 8.1mm; 185 gm
  • Display: 6.7-inches “Infinity-O” Super AMOLED Plus panel
  • Resolution: Full-HD+ (1080 x  2400pixels);
  • Chipset: Exynos 980
  • CPU: Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz & 6×1.8 GHz )
  • RAM: 6 / 8GB
  • Storage: 128GB (expandable up to 1TB via a microSD card)
  • Software & UI: Android 10 with Samsung’s One UI 2.0 on top
  • Rear Camera: Quad-camera;
    – 64 MP, f/1.8 primary shooter
    – 5MP, f/2.4 macro lens
    – 12MP, f/2.2 ultra-wide lens
    – 5MP, f/2.2 depth sensor
    – Single LED flash
  • Front Camera: 32MP, f/2.2 aperture
  • Security: Optical Fingerprint-Scanner (under-display)
  • Audio: 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Battery: 4500 mAh with 25W Super Fast Charge

Galaxy A71 5G Price and Availability

Samsung is yet to disclose the markets where the Galaxy A71 5G will be available but it has already confirmed that the device will land in the US in the summer at an expected price of $600 for the 8/128GB variant. We are not sure if the Galaxy A71 5G will launch in Nepal or not. If it does, we can expect the price to be around Rs. 65,000.

Model Name Expected Price Availability
Samsung Galaxy A71 5G (8/128GB) $600 (Rs. 72,786 in Nepal) US (Summer 2020)


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