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2020 Samsung Galaxy A series coming to US (Update: Galaxy A21 is here)

Update: The $250 Samsung Galaxy A21 just quietly launched on multiple US carriers.
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July 1, 2020
2020 U.S. Samsung Galaxy A Series Portfolio

Update, July 1, 2020 (4:00 PM ET): Although other countries have already seen the Samsung Galaxy A21S, the entire world has been waiting to see the Galaxy A21. Now, the device has quietly launched here in the United States.

You can buy the Samsung Galaxy A21 right now from Samsung or you can head to Sprint, T-Mobile, or Metro by T-Mobile. Either way, the MSRP of the phone is just $249, making it a decent bargain for budget-conscious consumers. Unfortunately, Samsung is not yet selling an unlocked version, but we expect that should arrive shortly.

The Galaxy A21 comes with a MediaTek MT6765 chipset, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and a 4,000mAh battery with 15W fast-charging capabilities. There are four cameras on the back nestled near a fingerprint sensor and it all runs on Android 10 out of the box.


Original article, April 8, 2020 (9 AM ET): The Samsung Galaxy A series is where the world’s largest smartphone manufacturer sells its most budget-oriented devices. If you are looking to get the best phone you can for the least amount of money possible, the Galaxy A line is where you should start your search.

However, all the newest phones in the Samsung Galaxy A line haven’t launched in the United States. That changes starting tomorrow, as two of the Galaxy A phones we’ve already seen land in other countries will arrive here in the US: the Galaxy A01 and Galaxy A51.

The Samsung Galaxy A01, as its name implies, is the lowest-tier of the bunch. With a starting price of just $109.99, this is the phone you want if you want to spend as little as possible and not head into Android Go territory. It will arrive on Verizon starting April 9 and then land on other carriers soon. You will also be able to buy it unlocked from Samsung.com or other select retailers.

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The Samsung Galaxy A51 is a more premium device as compared to the Galaxy A01. It has more cameras, a bigger, higher-resolution display, a bigger battery, and more. It also has a bigger price, starting at $399.99. It will land on Verizon starting April 9 and will hit Sprint the next day on April 10. More carrier partnerships will happen soon, and you can always buy it unlocked directly from Samsung.

There are many more devices in the Samsung Galaxy A line on the way as well, including not one but two 5G-capable phones. The Samsung Galaxy A51 5G and Galaxy A71 5G will go for $499.99 and $599.99 respectively when they land in the States later this summer. The processor in the Galaxy A71 will likely be the Snapdragon 765 and it could launch in a mmWave version on Verizon sometime in July.

Check out our table below for all the info and then hit up the comments to let us know if you plan to buy one of these:

Galaxy A01Galaxy A11Galaxy A21Galaxy A51Galaxy A51 5GGalaxy A71 5G
Display
Galaxy A01
5.7-inch TFT
1,560 x 720
Infinity-V
Galaxy A11
6.4-inch TFT
1,560 x 720
Infinity-O
Galaxy A21
6.5-inch OLED
HD+
Infinity-O
Galaxy A51
6.5-inch OLED
2,400 x 1,080
Infinity-O
Galaxy A51 5G
6.5-inch OLED
2,400 x 1,080
Infinity-O
Galaxy A71 5G
6.7-inch OLED
2,400 x 1,080
Infinity-O
ROM
Galaxy A01
16GB
Galaxy A11
32GB
Galaxy A21
32GB
Galaxy A51
128GB
Galaxy A51 5G
128GB
Galaxy A71 5G
128GB
RAM
Galaxy A01
2GB
Galaxy A11
2GB
Galaxy A21
3GB
Galaxy A51
4GB
Galaxy A51 5G
6GB
Galaxy A71 5G
6GB
Battery
Galaxy A01
3,000mAh
7.75W
Galaxy A11
4,000mAh
15W
Galaxy A21
4,000mAh
15W
Galaxy A51
4,000mAh
15W
Galaxy A51 5G
4,500mAh
15W
Galaxy A71 5G
4,500mAh
25W
Rear Cameras
Galaxy A01
13MP
2MP
Galaxy A11
13MP
5MP
2MP
Galaxy A21
16MP
8MP
2MP
2MP
Galaxy A51
48MP
12MP
5MP
5MP
Galaxy A51 5G
48MP
12MP
5MP
5MP
Galaxy A71 5G
64MP
12MP
5MP
5MP
Front Camera
Galaxy A01
5MP
Galaxy A11
8MP
Galaxy A21
13MP
Galaxy A51
32MP
Galaxy A51 5G
32MP
Galaxy A71 5G
32MP
Fingerprint
Galaxy A01
None
Galaxy A11
Rear
Galaxy A21
Rear
Galaxy A51
In-Display
Galaxy A51 5G
In-Display
Galaxy A71 5G
In-Display
Connection
Galaxy A01
4G
Galaxy A11
4G
Galaxy A21
4G
Galaxy A51
4G
Galaxy A51 5G
5G
Galaxy A71 5G
5G
Price
Galaxy A01
$109.99
Galaxy A11
$179.99
Galaxy A21
$249.99
Galaxy A51
$399.99
Galaxy A51 5G
$499.99
Galaxy A71 5G
$599.99
Available
Galaxy A01
April 9
Galaxy A11
Summer
Galaxy A21
Summer
Galaxy A51
April 9
Galaxy A51 5G
Summer
Galaxy A71 5G
Summer