The Galaxy A51 has made an appearance on the Geekbench benchmark database, revealing some of its specs. As expected, the A51 runs Android 10, suggesting its release will come sometime after the Galaxy S11 next year. However, with other 2020 A series phones, like the Galaxy A71, also in testing with Android 10, it’s possible Samsung is going to turn things around and launch non-flagship devices with the latest version of the OS ahead of the next Galaxy S flagship.
And it makes sense, considering how well the 2019 Galaxy A series phones have done in various markets. The flagship phone segment has been slowing down in recent years while the mid-range segment has grown, and if Samsung intends to launch the Galaxy A51 before the Galaxy S11, the latest software out of the box would be an excellent attraction for many consumers. In fact, Android 10 might be one of the key highlights of the A51, as the Geekbench entry says it runs on the Exynos 9611 chipset that powers the Galaxy A50s and not the new Exynos 9630 that Samsung is currently working on.
As we had reported last month, the A51 may also come with the same storage options as the Galaxy A50/A50s: 64GB and 128GB. The version tested on Geekbench has 4GB of RAM, but we can expect the 128GB configuration to have 6GB of RAM. No other specs for the device are currently known, although Samsung could equip the A51 with a higher-resolution rear camera, perhaps the 64-megapixel one that debuted on the Galaxy A70s.