Samsung has launched the Galaxy A51 in India, a couple of weeks after it first started teasing the device in the country. The Galaxy A51 will go on sale in India from January 31 across all major online and offline retail stores. It carries a price tag of Rs 23,999 for the model with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, which is the only one Samsung is launching in the country for now.
The A51 costs Rs 1000 more at launch than the Galaxy A50’s 6GB+64GB configuration, and it brings plenty of upgrades to justify the price hike. The A51’s quad rear camera setup is the star of the show. It includes a 48MP primary camera, a 12MP ultra-wide camera, a 5MP depth camera, and a 5MP macro camera. The phone comes with a 6.5-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity-O display with a centered punch hole.
The A51 runs Android 10 with One UI 2.0 out of the box. Samsung is touting some software features exclusively for Indian consumers, such as Smart Crop, which lets you crop the important part of a screenshot with a single tap, and Multilingual Typing, which automatically detects what language you’re typing in and provides word suggestions accordingly. However, these features are also available on the Galaxy A51 in other markets and on other Galaxy devices running Android 10.
Other Galaxy A51 specs include a 32MP front-facing camera, the octa-core Exynos 9611 processor, an on-display fingerprint sensor (which works much better than the on-screen fingerprint scanner found on the Galaxy A50 and A50s last year), and a 4,000 mAh battery with 15W fast charging. It supports Samsung Pay through both NFC and MST and comes with camera features such as AR Doodle and Super Steady Video recording.
The Galaxy A51 can be purchased in Prism Crush Black, Prism Crush White, Prism Crush Blue in India. Samsung is offering 5% Amazon Pay cashback for Amazon purchases and also a one-time screen replacement, though the company doesn’t say if the screen replacement will be free or if it will be done for a considerably lower price. It’s also unclear when Samsung plans to launch the Galaxy A71 in the country.
The Galaxy A51 isn’t a necessary upgrade for Galaxy A50 or A50s owners, but for everyone else, it’s a pretty solid mid-range phone. You can find out what we like about it and what we don’t in our Galaxy A51 review.