Samsung is preparing to launch a 5G version of the Galaxy A51
Earlier this year in January, a report from Sammobile revealed that Samsung was working on a 5G variant of the Galaxy A51. The report cited sources familiar with the matter who revealed that a device with model number SM-A515F and 128GB of base storage was in the works. Since the regular Galaxy A51, which was launched late last year in December, sported the model number SM-A515F we had reason to believe that the aforementioned device could be the 5G-enabled Korean variant.
SamMobile reported this earlier, but I’ve also seen evidence that there’s a Galaxy A51 5G model. Don’t know where it’ll launch, though.https://t.co/jidQVVgexL
— Mishaal Rahman (@MishaalRahman) March 19, 2020
Earlier this month, our Editor-in-Chief Mishaal Rahman also found evidence that corroborated the report. Most recently, a Samsung Korea support page for the device with model name SM_A516N popped up, which is believed to be the Galaxy A51 5G. Adding substance to the rumors, renowned leakster Evan Blass (@evleaks) has now shared a press render of the Galaxy A51 5G on his Patreon page. The renders reveal that the phone looks identical to the standard Galaxy A51, with no noticeable changes on the outside. The device features the same display with a center-aligned hole-punch cutout for the selfie camera and a quad-camera setup on the back.
On the inside, however, it will most likely feature Samsung’s Exynos 980 SoC which features a 5G modem. It’s also worth noting that Samsung is reportedly working on a 5G variant of the Galaxy A71 as well, which was recently certified by the Bluetooth SIG and goes by the model number SM-A7160. While Samsung hasn’t released any information about that device either, we expect it to feature the same Exynos 980 chip.
Source: Evan Blass