Samsung is reportedly preparing to add 5G support to more mid-range phones in the Galaxy A series, and the Galaxy A51 may be the next phone for a 5G treatment. A new report indicates that Samsung is working on the new Galaxy A51 variant, which provides 5G support, and will debut as the Galaxy A51 5G. Details of the phone’s internal specifications are not known now, but the Samsung Galaxy A51 5G may pack a different SW, as the standard Galaxy A51 supports only a 4G connection and lacks a 5G modem.
New Features of Samsung Galaxy A51
According to a new report by SamMobile, the Galaxy A51 5G will carry the SM-A516N and will contain 128 GB of internal storage. By comparison, the standard Galaxy A51 has the SM-A515F model number. Speculation also supports the fact that the standard Galaxy Note 10+ has the SM-N975F for the international market, but the Galaxy Note 10+ 5G for the South Korean market holds the SM-N976N. The Galaxy A51’s 5G variant is tell to be heading to South Korea, but there is no information about its availability outside Samsung’s domestic market.
However, Samsung may have to tweak the internal devices of the Galaxy A51 to add 5G support, specifically the chipset. The Galaxy A51 LTE variant have power Exynos 9611 SoC, which does not support 5G. This leaves Samsung with two options. The first is to add an Exynos 5100 internal 5G modem to the Exynos 9611 SoC within the Galaxy A51. Alternatively, equip it with the new 5G SoC, which may include an internal solution as described in Exynos 980 SoC, or a third-party solution such as the MediaTek Dimensity or Qualcomm 76x Series that comes with a built-in 5G modem. But so far, there is no word on when the Galaxy A51 will be launched or how much it will cost.