Every year Samsung launches a slew of mid-range and budget smartphones – at every possible price point for every possible customer. This year, the Samsung Galaxy A series will launch with 5G and range in price from $110 to $600.
These devices are aimed at customers who want high-end features without having to pay the now exorbitant prices for the top tier devices. The range offers some premium features in the screens, cameras or connectivity. The entire range of devices will launch with Android 10 out of the box with One UI 2.0 and important to many – a 3.5mm headphone jack on all of them.
Samsung Galaxy A01
We start off with the bottom of the range device, the A01. It is launching on April 9th for a paltry $110. As you can imagine, you shouldn’t expect the highest end specs for this price, but it should still be serviceable. It has a 13MP rear facing camera paired with a 2MP DoF sensor and a 5MP selfie camera.
Underneath the 5.7-inch display with HD+ resolution and teardrop-like notch you will find a 3,000mAh battery, 16GB of storage, an octa-core processor and the ability to expand storage via microSD.
Samsung Galaxy A11
The new A11 will cost $180 and is a slight step up from the A01. It has a 6.4-inch HD+ display with a hole-punch selfie camera in the top left corner. It will have a similar octa-core processor.
The rear camera array includes a wide-angle lens, ultrawide lens and a depth sensor (details or which are not yet clear). It will include a 4,000mAh battery with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage.
Samsung Galaxy A21
Again, a slight step up from the A11, the A21 will cost $250. The main difference to the A11 is a quad camera setup on the back, adding a macro lens to the party. Additionally, it comes with a 4,000mAh battery, 3GB of RAM and it supports 15W fast wired charging.
It will launch alongside the A11 sometime in June or July 2020.
Samsung Galaxy A51
This device is the successor to last year’s A50, which forced some people to question whether they need the latest Galaxy S device at a $400. The new A51, coming in at $400, has a 6.5-inch FHD+ OLED display with a hole-punch selfie came. On the back you’ll find a 48MP main camera and an ultra-wide camera capable of capturing a 123-degree field of view. The main camera can record video in 4K resolution and includes stabilisation for a smoother shot.
According to Samsung, this device has been “amped up” with better performance using their 10nm octa-core processor and 4GB of RAM. It also has a 4,000mAh battery and 128GB of storage which is expandable by up to 512GB of additional storage via microSD card. It will launch on April 9th.
There will also be a 5G enabled version of the A51, which will cost $500. That’s not the only different to the base model, though. It will have more RAM, at 6GB, support fast wired 15W charging, a larger 4,500mAh battery and will support up to 1TB of expandable storage via the microSD card slot.
Samsung Galaxy A71
This is the top of the mid-range Galaxy A series, costing $600. It is as close as you could get to a flagship without being one. The A71 is also expected sometime in June or July 2020 and will also be 5G capable.
It will have a 6.7-inch FHD+ OLED Infinity-O display with a hole-punch selfie camera. This device will have a quad-camera system on the bac, although we only know details about the main camera of 64MP. It will include 25W fast wired charging, 128 GB of storage, 6GB of RAM and a 4,500mAh battery.
With these last two devices Samsung has tried to make 5G phones more accessible for people that don’t want to dish out twice as much for their flagships. It should influence the price of the Samsung Galaxy S20, as the A71 won’t be much worse in comparison.
What do you think about the Samsung Galaxy A series? Would you consider buying it?