Samsung has a 5G version of the Galaxy A51 in the works and it's nearing its market release. An official support page in the company's South Korean portal confirmed the existence of this device last month. Although the page has since been taken down, the Galaxy A51 5G continues to appear elsewhere. Today, it has been certified by the Wi-Fi alliance.
The Galaxy A51 has been previously spotted on Geekbench and Chinese certification site TENAA as well.
Now with it bagging another crucial certification, we can be just that extra bit more certain that this device will not elude the market for much longer.
Galaxy A51 5G gets Wi-Fi certification
The Wi-Fi Alliance today certified an unannounced Samsung smartphone with model number SM-A516N. We know from recent leaks and the now-deleted official support page that it is the Galaxy A51 5G.
The new certification reveals that this device supports dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac and Wi-Fi Direct. It also confirms that the smartphone will run Android 10 out of the box. Neither of these is a change from the 4G-only Galaxy A51.
The Galaxy A51 5G will most likely share the rest of the specs with its LTE sibling as well, except the chipset, of course.
To support the 5G cellular network, the Galaxy A51 5G will be packing Samsung's Exynos 980 SoC. This is the company's first chipset to integrate a 5G modem. The 4G-only Galaxy A51 runs on the Exynos 9611 mid-range chipset.
A Geekbench benchmark reveals that one of the Galaxy A51 5G variants will have 6GB of RAM. An 8GB RAM variant should also be in the works, though. The LTE Galaxy A51 has an 8GB memory option as well. Also, 5G smartphones generally have higher RAM requirements.
As for the remainder of the specs, you can expect a Super AMOLED Infinity-O display, a 4000mAh battery with support for 15W fast charging, 128GB UFS storage, microSD card slot, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, 3.5mm headphone jack, and a USB Type-C port.
The Galaxy A51 5G will most likely get the same quad-camera setup on the back. The rectangular camera bump on the back should be housing a 48-megapixel wide-angle primary camera, a 12-megapixel ultrawide sensor, a 5-megapixel macro camera, and a 5-megapixel depth sensor. The front-facing camera should be a 32-megapixel shooter.
Samsung is also working on a 5G Galaxy A71 and it's most likely headed to the US. As for the Galaxy A51 5G, there's little evidence to support a stateside release at the moment.
It should certainly see a release outside South Korea, though. We should be hearing more about Samsung's upcoming mid-range 5G smartphones in the coming weeks.