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Samsung Galaxy A71 5G Will Land In The US Mid-Range Segment This Week

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Samsung first launched its Galaxy A71 5G series in early April but the handset is now finally set to launch in the US this week. As its branding implies, the device will deliver next-gen networking at a fraction of the cost of flagships. But users won’t be able to pick the mid-ranger up at just any carrier, at least to start. Instead, it will be available exclusively for T-Mobile and Sprint starting June 19.

Now, Samsung also indicates the handset will be available to purchase from its website from the 19. Samsung hasn’t specified just yet which colors will be available either. But that timeframe will be exclusively for those carriers too.

What is the Samsung Galaxy A71 5G?

Aside from the inclusion of 5G next-gen networking, the Samsung Galaxy A71 5G isn’t too different from the Samsung Galaxy A71. Samsung built the device on a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED platform with an edge-to-edge Infinity-O Display. That effectively means its selfie shooter is tucked up under the display panel in the form of a punch-hole camera.

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As with all devices in the South Korean tech giant’s A-series portfolio, the driving purpose behind the design is to offer users the latest features available without the flagship pricing.

From that design direction, Samsung not only includes the display outlined above. It also utilized a Snapdragon 730-series processor, backing that up with 6GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage. That’s expandable by up to 1TB, despite already being around double the average storage in use right now by competitors.

Driving the package, and the latest Samsung OneUI overlay on Android 10, is a 4,500mAh capacity battery. That’s right around 500mAh more than the average battery currently in use by smartphones. Topping off the decision to use a larger battery, Samsung has equipped that with 25W Super-Fast Charging.

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Samsung wasn’t joking around on cameras either with this smartphone. To begin with, it picked a 64-megapixel wide-angle lens for the primary snapper in a quad-camera array. A 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle snapper backs that up. Just behind that, Samsung opted for a 5-megapixel sensor for both Macro shots and depth-detection.

Other pricing and availability

As noted above, the Samsung Galaxy A71 5G will launch first at T-Mobile and Sprint. It’ll also be available from Samsung directly for those carriers. That’s set to start on June 19. This handset was announced at a price of $599 and Samsung hasn’t detailed any carrier deals at this time. The company hasn’t made it clear how that cost will be split for carrier payment plans. Or if any promotions will be available.

The premium feature-packed mid-ranger will land at other carriers as well but there isn’t a set timeframe for that launch just yet.

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Instead, Samsung simply indicates that it will become available at AT&T, Verizon, and “additional” carriers later this summer. The news at least partially confirms earlier rumors pertaining to carrier availability. That probably implies that this will be coming to the other big carriers in the US as well as at least a few subsidiaries and pre-paid MVNOs.

In the interim, the South Korean tech giant also says it will be selling the Galaxy A71 5G unlocked too within that same general period.