[Update: Verizon in July] Samsung Galaxy A71 5G launches in the US this week for $599
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.
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|
|Display||6.7-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED Plus|
|Infinity-O Display (1080×2400)|
Main: 64MP, F1.8
Ultra Wide: 12MP, F2.2
Depth: 5MP, F2.2
Macro: 5MP, F2.4
|Front||Selfie: 32MP, F2.2|
|Body||75.5 x 162.5 x 8.1 mm, 185g|
|SoC||Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G|
|128GB Internal Storage|
|MicroSD Slot (up to 1TB)|
|Battery||4,500mAh (typical), 25W Super Fast Charging|
|Color||Prism Cube Black|
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.