The Galaxy A51 was released in January this year but it lacks 5G connectivity and users had to rely on 4G and 3G network support. For most of the users, it is not a big deal as the 5G network is available to a limited number of places. Samsung has already got the phone Galaxy A51 the Wi-Fi certification. This is a clear sign that the company might launch the device soon. The smartphone appeared with the codename SM-A516N. As per listings the 5G variant of the Galaxy A51 will support more advanced Wi-Fi 802.11 standards on both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies. Some rumors suggest that the phone will feature Android 10 out of the box with One UI2 overlay.
The Samsung Galaxy A51 5G had appeared earlier on the GeekBench. There isn’t much information you can extract from Galaxy A51 5G from Geekbench but previous rumors point to the presence of 128GB storage on the base model. The mobile is expected to be launched in South Korea first. If the Galaxy A51 5G comes to the market, it might become the cheapest 5G smartphone by Samsung. It will interesting to see how Samsung will go about adding 5G support to the Galaxy A51.
The A51’s Exynos 9611 chipset doesn’t officially support 5G connectivity, so Samsung will probably have to choose between using its add-on Exynos 5100 5G modem and changing the Exynos 9611 to something like the Exynos 980 or even MediaTek’s new Dimensity 1000 5G chip. Some rumors are surfacing that Samsung could employe MediTek 5G solution for its upcoming A series smartphones, so it is also possible that the Galaxy A51 will become the first phone to use the MediaTek chop. So far, we don’t have any confirmation news about the company’s choice of processing chip but we can safely rule out the switch to the Exynos 980 as that would considerably increase the asking price for the handset.