Last year, Samsung released countless new mid-range Galaxy A smartphones, but only a few of them made their way to the US. The Galaxy A50 was among the first of the 2019 A series phones to be released stateside, although not all of the major carriers offered the device. That looks set to change this year. The carrier-locked US version of the Galaxy A51 has been certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance, and firmware development for the device suggests it will be sold by AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, and Sprint.
This is the first time we are seeing evidence that the Galaxy A51 will make its way to North America, though it doesn’t come as a surprise. Right now, it’s unclear when the US launch will take place. As we exclusively revealed a couple of weeks ago, Samsung also has a 5G variant of the Galaxy A51 in the works. It is currently only in development for South Korea, however, and it remains to be seen if Samsung will also bring it to the US at some point.
The Galaxy A51 is one of the best smartphones in its category despite some shortcomings. It offers just the right amount of upgrades while carrying the same price tag as the Galaxy A50 did when it launched last year, and you can read more about it in our Galaxy A51 review. Also let us know in the comments if you would be interested in picking up the Galaxy A51 once it goes on sale in the US.