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Galaxy A51 5G indirectly confirmed for South Korea, has Exynos 980 SoC

We’ve exclusively reported more than three months ago that Samsung could launch a 5G-enabled Galaxy A51 in South Korea. Our expectations have now been further confirmed by Samsung itself, as an official support page for the device – model number SM-A516N – went live on the South Korean portal.

Although the SM-A516N is the only Galaxy A51 5G variant to receive an early support page, we have reasons to believe that the smartphone will also be released outside of Korea.

An international variant bearing the model number SM-A516B should also be in development, but no support pages for it have gone live yet. As for the United States, there’s little evidence to support a stateside release at the moment, but this remains subject to change.

The Galaxy A51 5G features the Exynos 980 chipset

The Galaxy A51 5G destined for South Korea was also spotted in Geekbench last month. It boasts the Exynos 980 SoC, interestingly enough. This is the company’s first chipset to integrate a 5G modem. It was unveiled last summer, and two months after the initial announcement, it was first adopted by the Vivo X30.

The benchmark also revealed 6GB of RAM, though an 8GB variant could also be in the works, given the higher RAM-requirements of 5G and the fact that the LTE Galaxy A51 – which we’ve reviewed a couple of months ago – has an 8GB memory option.

As you would expect, the Galaxy A51 5G will ship with Android 10 out of the box, making it eligible to receive two additional major OS updates including Android 12.

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Untitled Guest
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I think that including this SoC in the Galaxy A51 5G is an excellent move on Samsung’s part. It has ~double the performance of the Exynos 9611 found in the Galaxy A51 4G. The Exynos 980 is the chipset which SHOULD have been in the Galaxy A51 from the first place, as many competitors in the 4G A51’s price range have vastly superior performance. If the Galaxy A50 was Samsung’s 2019 best seller, I believe that the Galaxy A51 5G is the worthy successor to that throne, not the 4G version. I hope that the Sammmobile team will make a… Read more »

Hirush
Hirush

When will Release Android 10 For A50s In Region Of Srilanka?

Ahmadalani75
Ahmadalani75

In USA too

toni566
toni566

When IT would be available in the US, THAN WITHOUT her EXYNOS- processor.

Ahmadalani75
Ahmadalani75
Ahmadalani75
Ahmadalani75

There are phones available in the US with an EX processor
Like A50

leonho708
leonho708

so… now the only differences between A51 5G & A71 5G would be main camera(48MP vs 64MP), display(6.5″ vs 6.7″), battery(4000mah vs 4500mah) and fast charge watts(15W vs 25W)?

Unless they distance their prices by RAM, or else they’ll be priced so so close after the CPU are aligned.

keywalker
keywalker

actually A51 5G also have 64mp main camera and 6/8gb ram Variants

leonho708
leonho708

if it has the 64MP camera like A71/A71 5G, on top of using the same Exynos CPU, I really don’t see any reasons for them to release a 8GB ram variant for A51 5G.

Prices between A51 5G 8GB & A71 5G will practically be the same or like 50 bucks apart, since the differences are now only:

6.5″ vs 6.7″
4000mAh vs 4500mAh
15W vs 25W charge.