The Galaxy A51 was unveiled alongside the Galaxy A71 in December of last year. Since then, both mid-range smartphones have been selling well. According to a new report from market research firm Canalys, the Galaxy A51 was the best-selling Samsung smartphone in the world during Q1 2020.
The report estimates that Samsung sold around 6 million units of the Galaxy A51 in the first quarter of this year. The smartphone was also the third best-selling smartphone in the world, after the iPhone 11 (18 million) and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8/8T (8 million). The South Korean smartphone giant had four devices in the list of world’s top 10 best-selling smartphones during the quarter: Galaxy A51, Galaxy A10s, Galaxy A20s, and Galaxy A01.
Samsung is estimated to have sold 5 million units of the Galaxy A10s, 4 million units of the Galaxy A20s, and more than 3 million units of the Galaxy A01. Other smartphones in the list are the Redmi Note 8 Pro (5 million), iPhone 11 Pro Max (4 million), Redmi 8A (3 million), and iPhone 11 Pro (3 million). You can have a look at the complete chart in the image at the end of the article.
The Galaxy A51’s affordable price, stylish design, large screen, and quad-camera setup seems to be working in its favor. The phone has a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED Infinity-O display and an under-display fingerprint reader. It runs Android 10 with One UI 2.0 out of the box. It is equipped with the Exynos 9611 SoC, 4GB/6GB RAM, 64GB/128GB storage, and a microSD card slot.
It has a 48MP+12MP+5MP+5MP quad-camera setup on the rear and a 32MP selfie camera. A 4,000mAh battery powers the phone, and supports 15W fast charging. The Galaxy A51 recently started receiving the One UI 2.1 update in a few countries with new features. You can read our review of the Galaxy A51 here. There’s also a 5G variant of the Galaxy A51.