Samsung introduced Galaxy A51 and Galaxy A71 as the first members of the 2020 A-series and we recently learned the company is following them up with a 5G version of the A51 for its home market. Now we hear the A71 is also getting support for next gen networks.
The version with model code SM-A7160 is heading to China, but is otherwise identical to the SM-A716U and SM-A716U1 – the carrier-locked and unlocked versions for the US market.
Both variants are currently under development, but SamMobile did not disclose its source. The predecessors Galaxy A70 and Galaxy A70s did not arrive in the United States, so it would be a nice surprise for the fans of the brand to see the new midranger.
There is also the assumption that since Samsung is working on a 5G variant of the Galaxy A51, it might hit China and the United States as well. The elephant in the room is what chipset all these next-gen devices would use – Samsung has only the Exynos 980 with integrated 5G modem and might have to rely on Snapdragon 765G for the Galaxy A71 5G.