Samsung first unveiled the upper mid-range Galaxy A71 back in February before launching it in Europe and India. The same phone is now coming to the US with an additional trick up its sleeve — it's now 5G capable. Starting June 19, it'll be available on T-Mobile and Sprint from their respective stores or from Samsung.com. AT&T pre-orders open the same day.
The Galaxy A71 5G features a huge 6.7-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display with a centered punch-hole cutout, a similarly large 4,500mAh battery with 25W charging, and a quad-camera system headed up by a 64MP main shooter. The base model starts at $599 and comes with 6GB and 128GB of storage. Take a look at the full spec list below.
|OS||Android 10-based One UI 2.0|
|Memory card||Dedicated microSD slot, up to 1TB|
|Display||6.7-inch Super AMOLED, FHD+ (2400x1080), 20:9, Infinity-O|
|Battery||4,500mAh, 25W charging|
|Cameras (front)||32MP, f/2.2|
|Cameras (rear)||64MP, f/1.8 (main) + 5MP, f/2.2 (depth) + 5MP, f/2.4 (macro) + 12MP, f/2.2 (ultra-wide)|
|Connectivity||Dual-SIM, 5G, 4G VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 5.0|
|Dimensions||163.6 x 76 x 7.7mm, 179g|
|Other||USB Type-C, 3.5mm headphone jack, on-screen fingerprint sensor|
|Colors||Black, Silver, Blue|
The inclusion of a headphone jack will be music to the ears of many prospective buyers, as will microSD card expansion up to 1TB. It'll be available on T-Mobile and Sprint from June 19. AT&T pre-orders start the same day with general availability on July 10 — it'll cost just $10 a month for customers who add a new line with an eligible unlimited plan and purchase on an AT&T installment plan (a limited number will also received a $100 Visa gift card, too). At the same time, AT&T has announced that its sub-6GHz 5G network has expanded into 137 new domestic markets, so many more of you across the US will be able to make use of it.
Verizon and unlocked versions will arrive later this summer. If you're looking for an affordable 5G handset, it could be worth checking out.