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Samsung Galaxy A51 officially announced with Infinity-O Display

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Samsung has given us a look at what it has in store for the start of 2020. As expected, the Galaxy A51 will be the successor to the popular mid-range A50 and comes with an interesting camera setup and an Infinity-O Super AMOLED display.

Samsung has not been shy in spicing up its A-series and has already revealed almost all the details about two of its upcoming mid-rangers for 2020. Just a few details remain unknown, including the official release date and price, but here's everything we already know about the hardware.


An Infinity-O Super AMOLED display for the A51

The new Samsung Galaxy A51 could be confused for one of Samsung's more flagship smartphones from the front as it features the kind of Infinity-O Super AMOLED display we saw on the Galaxy Note 10 and 10 Plus this year. This one is a 6.5-inch with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 (405 ppi) in a 20:9 format. That puts it in the FullHD+ range. There's a small hole punch in the center at the top of the display, but the screen-to-body ratio still comes in at 87.4 percent. The display itself is covered by Gorilla Glass 3 and there's a fingerprint sensor buried under there too.

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There an Infinity-O Super AMOLED display on the front. / © Samsung

The back of the phone is made of plastic, which is kind of normal for this price range, especially from Samsung. It's a diamond-cut design and there should be plenty of colors for these phones. We already know that Prism Crush Black, Prism Crush White, Prism Crush Blue, and Prism Crush Pink will be available at launch.

Classic mid-range essentials such as a microSD slot and a 3.5mm headphone jack are still included on the Galaxy A51 for 2020.

A quad camera for the modern shooter

The Galaxy A51 features a quad camera on the back housed in a module that has quickly become the fashion in the smartphone world. Three sensors are positioned vertically whilst a fourth sits parallel at the bottom of the module. There's an LED sitting to the right-hand side of the three vertical sensors too.

The camera setup is as follows:

  • 48-megapixel, f/2.0, (wide), 1/2", 0.8µm, PDAF
  • 12-megapixel, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide)
  • 5-megapixel, f/2.4, (wide), dedicated macro camera
  • 5-megapixel, f/2.2, depth sensor

On the front, poking out from that hole-punched display, is a 32-megapixel selfie camera (f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/2.8", 0.8µm) that features HDR and can shoot video at 1080p at 30 frames per second.

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The rear camera setup of the Galaxy A51 / © Samsung

Android 9 Pie and Samsung One UI

The Samsung Galaxy A51 will initially launch with Android 9 Pie and the brand's own interface One UI. An update to Android 10 will certainly be on the cards, but when that will happen we don't know.

In terms of hardware, the processor is an Exynos 9611. It's an Octa-core SoC manufactured with a 10nm process. In terms of RAM, we know there will be 6GB and 8GB versions, but potentially a 4GB version too in some regions. Internal storage is set at 128GB but don't forget that microSD slot, which supports expandable storage up to 1TB.

Samsung Galaxy A51 technical specifications

A 4,000 mAh battery

The Samsung Galaxy A51 will come with a 4,000 mAh battery and support for fast (ish) charging up to 15W. It's a USB-C port on the bottom of the phone. That's not a huge size, and the display could be quite hungry, but this is the mid-range after all.

Price and release date

The only thing we don't know about the Galaxy A51 right now is the price and exact release date. The smartphone should be available in most of Samsung's major markets at the start of 2020, but it's also possible it goes up for pre-order at the end of this month.

The price is still unknown, but the A50 launched at $350 and now sells for closer to $300, so expect something in this ballpark for the follow up too. It is unlikely Samsung will increase the price as this would send the A51 running into its other mid-range devices.

What do you think of the new Samsung Galaxy A51? Let us know in the comments!

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  • Bernard D Tamzil 9
    Bernard D Tamzil Jan 28, 2020 Link to comment

    Can it use the next WiFi 6 technology?

  • 3
    Hania peerzada Jan 1, 2020 Link to comment

    Samsung. best infinity display. flay screen and not expensive

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    storm Dec 13, 2019 Link to comment

    Samsung, please dump the infinity display. Flat screens are easier to use, more robust and cheaper.

  • 1
    bzakharin Dec 1, 2019 Link to comment

    The processor could stand to be better. Xiaomi is already bringing Snapdragon 855
    to that price range. That would be equivalent to Exynos 9825.

    • 28
      itprolonden Dec 13, 2019 Link to comment

      But it's Xiaomi!!

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    Harry Stasin Nov 30, 2019 Link to comment

    I think that it will be a good addition. Some people don’t pay attention to these specs, but I like the narrowness of the width and the thinness of the thickness - a good hand-feel is important to me. I also like the quad cam.

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    1nvent Nov 28, 2019 Link to comment

    I think that this smartphone is not soo good, but still acceptable for it's price

  • David Martrano 29
    David Martrano Nov 18, 2019 Link to comment

    Looks to be a very nice mid-ranger. Android 10, the 9611processer alittle upgrade there, the 2.0 UI & the headphone jack. No mention of the price? The A50 was good so I think this one is alittle better. Keep the price down, it should sell very well?

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