Samsung has announced a battery of new Galaxy A-Series devices headed to the US starting this month with the Galaxy A01 and Galaxy A51. Covering the gamut of pricing and affordability, each delivers top Galaxy features suiting a variety of needs.
The company is also set to deliver a new Galaxy A11, Galaxy A21, Galaxy A51 5G, and A71 5G to the US later this year. As has been a series standard, the company says it’s also delivering innovations that really matter to end-users. Those are the same features and enhancements typically found in Samsung’s Galaxy flagships.
All of that means users can expect the new enhancements in battery life, camera quality, and screen size among other improvements.
The Galaxy A01 kicks things off at the budget end
Starting out with a price tag of just $109.99, the Samsung Galaxy A01 is one of two phones set to arrive in the US as early as April 9. Because this handset is the most affordable of Samsung’s new offerings, it isn’t going to be the most well-specced. But it’s no slouch either. Samsung says it will deliver all of the core Galaxy-brand features. It’s also packing a 5.7-inch HD+ Infinity-V display panel and a 3,000mAh battery.
Samsung launched the Galaxy A01 back in January, delivering 16GB storage with microSDXC support for expansion. Android 10 with OneUI 2 is part of that package too, driven by a Snapdragon 439 SoC with 2GB RAM.
One highlight of the Samsung Galaxy A01 is going to be its multi-lens camera. That’s comprised of a 13-megapixel, f/2.2 aperture, 28mm wide-angle lens, as well as a 2-megapixel depth sensor.
Samsung Galaxy A51
Jumping to the other end of the budget spectrum, the Samsung Galaxy A51 is set for a US launch on April 9 at just $399.
As might be expected, the Samsung Galaxy A51 specs push the boundaries a bit more than its A01 counterpart. Samsung has packed its latest handset with 4GB RAM and 128GB of microSD card storage up to 512GB. That’s backing up an octa-core processor with better performance too, with a 4,000mAh battery to power things along.
Android 10 is delivered via a 6.5-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity-O display with this Samsung Galaxy A-Series handset. Cameras take a front-row seat here too thanks to a quad-camera built around a 48-megapixel primary lens.
Now, Samsung also has a 5G-enhanced variant of this device incoming soon enough. And all of the devices will be available from Samsung’s website as well as select retailers and carriers. But the version launching this week is the LTE variant.
Samsung’s Galaxy A11 iterates on the A01
Stepping up from the Samsung Galaxy A01 and not set to arrive until this summer is the Galaxy A11. As its branding implies, this handset features a slightly better Android 10 experience delivered by a larger 6.4-inch display. That’s also an HD+ Infinity-O panel this time around.
Samsung says that it’s Galaxy A11 packs in a tri-lens camera too. Those include a wide-angle, ultra-wide-angle, and depth-sensing lens. But the battery and other internals are beefed up as well. The former has been pushed up to 4,000mAh while there’s 32GB of expandable storage to work with for apps, games, and media.
More region-specific details about the Samsung Galaxy A11 will undoubtedly be revealed as the US launch of this handset approaches. For now, the company indicates that pricing will start at $179.99.
Samsung’s Galaxy A21 takes things up a notch
Also not set to launch until summer 2020 is the Samsung Galaxy A21. Samsung’s Galaxy A22 delivers the same 4,000mAh battery as its smaller counterpart. But that’s packed in behind a 6.5-inch HD+ Infinity-O AMOLED display and charges via 15W Fast Charge.
A quad-camera is utilized this time around too, led by a 16-megapixel primary snapper. An ultra-wide, depth-sensing, and macro lens round out the main camera array.
Samsung has boosted the internals here too, based on earlier reports. Specifically, Samsung is said to be backing its Exynos 7904 chipset with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable storage. All of that places the Samsung Galaxy A21 squarely in the lower-mid-range category compared to the rest of its A-series counterparts.
Consumers looking for a bump up from their budget-friendly smartphone will be able to pick up the Galaxy A21 this summer for $249.99.
Samsung Galaxy A51 5G and A71 5G
Samsung isn’t only delivering a series of updates to its A-series lineup with the US launch of these devices. The company is also looking to introduce 5G compatibility at the far reaches of the budget spectrum. That means users will finally have access to the fastest streaming, downloads, and gaming Android has to offer at a fraction of the cost of a flagship.
Now, 5G support will be largely carrier and region-specific. And 5G handsets will be somewhat pricier than their 4G LTE counterparts. But that all starts, of course, with the Samsung Galaxy A51 5G. Samsung says that its Galaxy A51 5G will feature pricing starting out at $499.99 when the device lands in the US.
Beyond the new 5G-enhanced Galaxy A51, Samsung is additionally bringing 5G to its most powerful current A-series smartphone. That’s the Samsung Galaxy A71 5G and the final device announced today with a starting price of $599.99.
Samsung has more than made up for the higher cost of its Galaxy A71 5G though. To begin with, the device starts with a larger, more premium build centered around a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED Plus panel. Samsung set that at an FHD+ resolution and the company has set the selfie-snapper behind it in classic Infinity-O fashion.
Around the back, the Samsung Galaxy A71 5G packs a quad-camera system. The primary sensor is a 64-megapixel lens. Users will be able to store plenty of photos and videos too, allowing users to take full advantage of the higher-quality lenses. That’s thanks to Samsung’s inclusion of support for up to 1TB of expanded storage. The device should feature the same 128GB storage found in the globally launched variant back in January.
Finally, a Snapdragon 730-series processor, backed by plenty of RAM, meanwhile, will help keep the Android 10 experience smooth.