Samsung’s affordable mid-range 5G phone, the Galaxy A51, is finally here at Verizon. Compared to other phones released in the past year, the $ 550 UW Galaxy A51 5G UW is one of the more affordable 5G phones right now: $ 900 cheaper than the original Samsung Galaxy Z price. Flip (discontinued), $ 250 less than the OnePlus 8 5G UW, and $ 100 cheaper than the 5G UW Galaxy A71.
The Galaxy A51 5G UW comes in only one color, “Prism Bricks Blue,” which is essentially a light pearly green color. Compared with Galaxy A71 5G UW, A51 5G UW has the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor and 128GB of storage. Both phones also have the same 12-megapixel wide-angle camera, a 5-megapixel macro camera and a 5-megapixel depth camera. But the A51 5G UW has a 6.5-inch OLED display, making it slightly smaller than the 6.7-inch OLED display of the A71 5G UW, plus a 48-megapixel primary camera, while the A71 5G UW has a 64-megapixel primary camera. .
First announced in April, the Galaxy A51 5G UW includes Verizon’s ultra-wide-band 5G network and will add a low-band network when it launches later this year. As my colleague Chris Welch pointed out in this 5G explainer video, while Verizon’s high-frequency band is “super fast,” coverage areas are outdoors and have virtually no coverage while indoors. home. Verizon is expected to launch its low-band 5G network this fall.
The Samsung Galaxy A51 5G UW retails for $ 550 on Verizon’s website, but the company is offering a temporary promotion to buy the phone for just $ 360 if you sign up for the new Unlimited plan.