It's official, Verizon is now offering Samsung's Galaxy A51 5G in its fastest variant. For clarity, that's the Samsung Galaxy A51 5G UW, for Ultra-Wideband. And, as its name implies, it's the only device in its series to get access to Verizon's Ultra Wideband network. While not the most widely available, that's presently the fastest network in the US. And that's not by a small margin.
What sets this device apart from its counterparts is its ability to access networks that deliver up to 494.7Mbps. The handset will also work with Verizon's low-band network when that begins rolling out nationwide later this year.
So what else does Galaxy A51 5G bring to the table?
The Samsung Galaxy A51 5G and the Verizon UW variant were announced in the US as of early August. That leaves very little for Verizon to reveal about its own variant.
Verizon specifically highlights its quad-camera array, led by a 48-megapixel primary snapper. A 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera, 5-megapixel dedicated macro lens, and 5-megapixel depth sensor back that up. Around the other side of the handset, Samsung built the 6.5-inch Galaxy A51 5G UW around a capable display. The company includes a panel rated at an FHD+ resolution with an Infinity-branded punch-hole for the selfie camera.
It's also built on Samsung's top-tier Super AMOLED platform for richer colors and deeper blacks.
Under the hood, the Samsung Galaxy A51 5G UW offers up Android 10-based OneUI via a Snapdragon 765G processor. That's coupled with ample RAM and 128GB storage. The latter spec is expandable up to 1TB via microSD.
For power, there's a 4,500mAh capacity battery under the hood too. And that's fast-charging enabled, just in case the capacity isn't quite enough.
How much will you pay for this phone at Verizon?
In terms of pricing, the Samsung Galaxy A51 5G was initially launched at $499.99 but the Verizon UW version will be more expensive. After all, it has a very different experience on offer in terms of networking. The carrier notes that the price is $549.99, making it the least expensive 5G phone it offers.
For a limited time, those who sign up for a new select Unlimited plan can get the new Samsung mid-ranger for $15 a month for 24 months. So that's going to be the best option to buy. For others who want to pay through a 24-month plan via Verizon Device Payment, the phone will cost $22.92 per month.