[Update: Verizon in July] Samsung Galaxy A71 5G launches in the US this week for $599

[Update: Verizon in July] Samsung Galaxy A71 5G launches in the US this week for $599

Update (6/15/20 @ 3:30 PM ET): Verizon will get the Samsung Galaxy A71 5G starting on July 9th.

In April, Samsung announced a slew of Galaxy A devices that would be headed to the US market. A few of them have already gone on sale, but we’ve been waiting for arguably the best of the bunch. Finally, the Samsung Galaxy A71 5G will be available to purchase this week on June 19th.

As you might expect, the Galaxy A71 5G is essentially the same as the LTE-only Galaxy A71, which we got our hands on at CES. It sits at the higher-end of the A-series with a 6.7-inch FHD+ AMOLED display, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC, quad rear cameras, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, a 4,500mAh battery, and Android 10. It’s very close to being a flagship-level smartphone, but the processor downgrade is enough to keep the price down.

Of course, with 5G in the name, we have to talk about 5G support. The Galaxy A71 5G will be available from T-Mobile and Sprint on June 19th, presumably with support for the networks’ sub-6GHz 5G. As we previously reported, the device will also be coming to Verizon at a later date, likely with support for its Ultrawide Band (mmWave) 5G network. The device will also be available from AT&T eventually and sold unlocked.

Samsung Galaxy A71 XDA Forums

The Galaxy A71 5G was announced with three color options, but it will only be available in Prism Cube Black to start. As mentioned, it goes on sale on June 19th at T-Mobile, Sprint, and Samsung.com for $599. You can also opt to enroll the phone in Samsung Premium Care for $12 per month to cover accidental damage and breakdowns. If you’re looking for a more affordable near high-end phone in the US, this is a great option, even if you don’t care about 5G.

Galaxy A71 5G
Display6.7-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED Plus
Infinity-O Display (1080×2400)
CameraRearQuad Camera
Main: 64MP, F1.8
Ultra Wide: 12MP, F2.2
Depth: 5MP, F2.2
Macro: 5MP, F2.4
FrontSelfie: 32MP, F2.2
Body75.5 x 162.5 x 8.1 mm, 185g
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 765G
Memory6GB RAM
128GB Internal Storage
MicroSD Slot (up to 1TB)
Battery4,500mAh (typical), 25W Super Fast Charging
BiometricsOn-Screen Fingerprint
ColorPrism Cube Black

Source: Samsung

Update: Verizon in July

Samsung said the Galaxy A71 5G would be coming to Verizon “later this summer,” and now the carrier has shared more detailed information with us. Pre-orders will be going live on July 9th and it will launch on July 23rd. Verizon did not share pricing details.

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Former Managing Editor at XDA-Developers. Lover of all things with displays.