Samsung Galaxy A71 5G may be launching at Verizon

Samsung Galaxy A71 5G

Samsung said last month that it was bringing 6 different Galaxy A series phones to the US. We’ve already seen some of them launch here, like the Galaxy A51, and now details on the impending release of another model appear to have leaked.

The Samsung Galaxy A71 5G may be coming soon to Verizon. The folks at XDA-Developers spotted a listing for the Galaxy A51 5G in the Bluetooth SIG, complete with the model number SM-A716V and the design name “Galaxy-A71-5g US VERIZON”.

What’s more, XDA was looking into a database that lists upcoming devices that’ll support Verizon online services. There’s a model in there called the “samsung_a71xq”, where “a71” is the model number, “x” indicates 5G support, and “q” means it’ll have a Qualcomm processor.

Since the Galaxy A71 5G is more of a mid-range device than a flagship-tier model, it seems likely that it’ll have a Snapdragon 765 or 765G rather than an 865. That theory is seemingly supported by Samsung’s FOTA testbed and some Geekbench listings for a device with the model number SM-A71U, which is likely a Galaxy A71 5G model for a carrier other than Verizon. And even though this isn’t the Verizon model, it’ll likely have the same processor.

Finally, that aforementioned Samsung FOTA testbed suggests that the Galaxy A71 5G will launch in late June or early July. That lines up with what Samsung said about the Galaxy A71 5G last month, which was that it would launch in the US this summer.

As a refresher, the Galaxy A71 5G includes a 6.7-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED screen with in-display fingerprint sensor and a hole-punch for the 32MP selfie cam. There’s a quad rear camera array that includes a 64MP main sensor, 12MP ultra-wide cam, and 5MP macro and depth cameras.

Also packed into the Galaxy A71 5G is 128GB of built-in storage, a microSD card slot, 6GB of RAM, a 4500mAh battery, and support for up to 25W fast charging.

While the Galaxy A71 5G won’t exactly be cheap — Samsung said it’ll start at $599.99 — it could be great as a more affordable alternative to pricier 5G flagships like the Galaxy S20. It’s got a big AMOLED screen, plenty of cameras, 6GB of RAM, and a big battery, and if today’s report is true, it’ll have the same chipset that’s expected to be in the Pixel 5.

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