Samsung unveils Galaxy A71 5G and A21 as the 2020 A-series heads to the US

Peter, 08 April 2020

The 2020 models from Samsung’s Galaxy A-series is coming to the US – the first models will be available tomorrow with more options (including a couple of 5G-connected phones) scheduled to arrive in the summer.

And yes, the roster includes two brand new devices, including the 5G version of the Galaxy A71. However, we'll start with the two phones that will become available tomorrow.

The Samsung Galaxy A51 will be in the first wave. It will cost $400 for the 4/128GB version. We have a full review covering the phone if you want to know more. The Galaxy A01 is the other phone launching on April 9, this one will cost $110. Note that this is a full Android phone rather than a Go Edition device.

The Samsung Galaxy A71 5G was only a rumor until now, but it just climbed to the top of this year's A-series. It's essentially the same phone as the Galaxy A71, featuring a 6.7" Super AMOLED display with 1080p+ resolution and a 32MP punch hole selfie camera.

Samsung Galaxy A71 5G in Prism Cube Black Samsung Galaxy A71 5G in Prism Cube Black Samsung Galaxy A71 5G in Prism Cube Sliver Samsung Galaxy A71 5G in Prism Cube Blue
Samsung Galaxy A71 5G in Prism Cube Black, Prism Cube Sliver and Prism Cube Blue

The quad camera on the back is built around a 64MP module, which is joined by a 12MP ultra wide cam and 5MP macro cam plus a 5MP depth sensor. The battery has 4,500mAh capacity and can be charged at 25W. Samsung is mum on what chipset powers this phone (the 4G version had the Snapdragon 730, so it's probably the S765G).

This is Samsung Galaxy A21’s first official appearance. The phone will cost $250 and will offer a 6.5” display with 720p+ resolution and a 4,000mAh battery with 15W fast charge. The A21 will come with 3G of RAM and 32GB storage, plus a microSD card.

Samsung Galaxy A21
Samsung Galaxy A21

The quad camera on the back features a 16MP main module, an 8MP ultra wide and 2MP macro cameras plus a 2MP depth sensor. The selfie camera – in a punch hole, just like the more premium models – will house a 13MP sensor. Check out this promo video for the Galaxy A21:

A few more models will join in later on (this summer). This includes the 5G version of the Galaxy A51. The major difference besides connectivity is the chipset – Exynos 980. This phone will cost $100 more than its LTE sibling.

The Samsung Galaxy A11 is a more affordable ($180) version of the A21. It has the same 4,000mAh battery with 15W charging support, but the camera setup on the rear scales back the resolution.

Samsung's 2020 A-series lineup for the US, not including the Galaxy A71 5G
Samsung's 2020 A-series lineup for the US, not including the Galaxy A71 5G



Reader comments

  • Anonymous
  • 12 Apr 2020
  • j@1

but will the a11 have AR capability?

  • Anonymous
  • 10 Apr 2020
  • kgd

But 2019 A-series DID come to the US. Samsung only introduced the A10e, A20, and A50 there, mostly tied to carriers. Most people in America can afford to buy Samsung flagships, so it'd make sense to only have few Galaxy A and then steer the rest towa...

  • Anonymous
  • 10 Apr 2020
  • q3S

Redmi phones never support US LTE bands. Honor/Huawei usually support only a subset of US bands. Just pointing this out because the article is referencing the phones coming to the US market.

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