Samsung Galaxy A51 and A71 – The models coming to South Africa

Samsung has announced that its Galaxy A51 will go on sale in South Africa in the first week of February, with the Samsung Galaxy A71 following in the second week.

Cellucity has also revealed the specifications of the Galaxy A51 and A71 that will be sold through Vodacom in South Africa.

At launch, the Galaxy A51 will be sold with 4GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. The Galaxy A71 will have 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage.

The retailer also announced that the Galaxy A51 will be available on contract from R399 per month. Contract pricing for the Galaxy A71 will begin at R499 per month.

The Galaxy A51 and A71 both have quad-lens rear camera systems with Depth, Main, Ultra-wide, and Macro sensors.

The Depth (5MP), Ultra-wide (12MP), and Macro (5MP) sensors are identical on both devices. On the Galaxy A51, the main sensor is 48 megapixels (MP), while the Galaxy A71 has a 64MP main sensor.

Both phones have “Infinity-O” AMOLED screens with resolutions of 1,800 x 2,400 pixels. They also have on-screen fingerprint scanners, facial recognition, and support microSD cards of up to 512GB.

Aside from the main camera sensor, the major differences between the two devices are their physical size, battery capacity, and processors.

Their differences and similarities are summarised in the table below.

For pricing without contracts, Samsung provided the following recommended retail prices:

  • Samsung Galaxy A51: R6,999
  • Samsung Galaxy A71: R8,999
Specifications Galaxy A51 Galaxy A71
OS Android 10 Android 10
Display 6.5-inch 2,400 x 1,080 AMOLED 6.7-inch 2,400 x 1,080 AMOLED
Processor Quad 2.3GHz + Quad 1.7GHz Dual 2.2GHz + Hexa 1.8GHz
RAM 4GB 6GB
Storage 128GB + microSD 128GB + microSD
Rear Camera 48MP + 12MP + 5MP + 5MP 64MP + 12MP + 5MP + 5MP
Front Camera 32MP 32MP
Battery 4,000mAh 4,500mAh
Dimensions 158.5 x 73.6 x 7.9 mm (172g) 163.6 x 76.0 x 7.7 mm (179g)

Samsung Galaxy A51

Stock shot of the Samsung Galaxy A51


Samsung Galaxy A71

Stock shot of the Samsung Galaxy A71

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