Samsung Galaxy A71 5G heading to the United States as well

Yordan, 16 January 2020

Samsung introduced Galaxy A51 and Galaxy A71 as the first members of the 2020 A-series and we recently learned the company is following them up with a 5G version of the A51 for its home market. Now we hear the A71 is also getting support for next gen networks.

The version with model code SM-A7160 is heading to China, but is otherwise identical to the SM-A716U and SM-A716U1 - the carrier-locked and unlocked versions for the US market.

Samsung Galaxy A71 5G could be heading to the United States

Both variants are currently under development, but SamMobile did not disclose its source. The predecessors Galaxy A70 and Galaxy A70s did not arrive in the United States, so it would be a nice surprise for the fans of the brand to see the new midranger.

Samsung stores, retailers and carriers across the country can only offer the Galaxy A50, Galaxy A20, and the Galaxy A10e.

There is also the assumption that since Samsung is working on a 5G variant of the Galaxy A51, it might hit China and the United States as well. The elephant in the room is what chipset all these next-gen devices would use - Samsung has only the Exynos 980 with integrated 5G modem and might have to rely on Snapdragon 765G for the Galaxy A71 5G.



Reader comments

  • Anonymous
  • 29 Feb 2020
  • N}D

You can import cheap phones, but chances are that they don't support US carrier bands - i.e. the phone won't even connect to the cell tower, or support just a single band, which results in very bad reception. China, Russia, Europe, India, etc. use mo...

  • Anonymous
  • 16 Jan 2020
  • g$W

unfortunately the mobile phone carriers are running a huge scheme keeping good low end and middle range phones out of the market. Not a lot of options. But tech savy folks know where to go look for these phones

  • Anonymous
  • 16 Jan 2020
  • JiA

I don't get it either.

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