Samsung Galaxy A51 is set to launch in India on Wednesday, January 29. The South Korean giant has announced the launch schedule through a social media post on Monday. To recall, the Samsung Galaxy A51 and Galaxy A71 were unveiled in Vietnam last month. Both new Galaxy A-series phones come with an Infinity-O Display (the company speak for the hole-punch display design) and feature a quad rear camera setup. The Galaxy A51 comes as the successor to the Galaxy A50, whereas the Galaxy A71 is the descendant of the Galaxy A71.
To announce the official launch of the Samsung Galaxy A51, Samsung India Twitter account posted a 10-second video on Monday. The teaser video mentions that the Galaxy A51 launch is just two days away. However, the link provided in the teaser contains a URL extension that reads “galaxy-a5171,” suggesting the launch of both the Galaxy A51 and Galaxy A71. However, Samsung India has confirmed to Gadgets 360 that it plans to launch just the Galaxy A51 on January 29.
Samsung may initially bring the Galaxy A51 to the Indian market, while the Galaxy A71 would debut sometime next month, if we believe a recent rumour. Moreover, the company is already taking registrations of interest for both Galaxy A-series phones.
The Samsung Galaxy A51 price in India is said to be around Rs. 22,990. However, the company is yet to announce the official India price of the phone. In Vietnam, Samsung brought the Galaxy A51 at VND 7,990,000 (roughly Rs. 24,600) for the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant. The phone comes in Prism Crush Black, White, Blue, and Pink colour options.
The dual-SIM (Nano) Samsung Galaxy A51 runs Android 10 with One UI 2.0 on top and features a 6.5-inch full-HD+ (1080x2400 pixels) Super AMOLED Infinity-O Display. The phone is powered by an octa-core SoC, paired with up to 8GB of RAM. Further, its quad rear camera setup has a 48-megapixel primary sensor with an f/2.0 lens, along with a 12-megapixel secondary sensor with an f/2.0 ultra-wide-angle lens and a 5-megapixel sensor with an f/2.4 macro lens as well as a 5-megapixel depth sensor with an f/2.2 lens. There is also a 32-megapixel selfie camera along with an f/2.2 lens.
Samsung has offered 128GB of onboard storage on the Galaxy A51 that is expandable via microSD card (up to 512GB). Connectivity options on the phone include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, and USB Type-C port. There is also an in-display fingerprint sensor. Besides, the phone packs a 4,000mAh battery that supports 15W fast charging.
Editor's Note: The report has updated to include the confirmation from Samsung India that it only plans to launch the Galaxy A51 on Wednesday.
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