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As a long-term Samsung user, I've witnessed first-hand the Hollywood-style comeback Samsung has made in terms of how its phones get updates. Gone are the days of waiting almost a year for significant version changes, or being several months behind on security patches. Not only have Samsung devices been receiving updates faster than ever before, in some cases, Samsung has even beaten Google to the punch. It's now done so again, with Samsung starting its rollout of May's security patch for the S20 series.
It might not be the phone we're going to talk the most about, but we think it's still pretty important to have a look at and learn about one of Samsung's upcoming smartphones coming out next year. Now, courtesy of some leaks, we're getting a preview of what will be the Galaxy A51.
The Samsung Galaxy A50 is a great mid-range phone, though it's something of a sleeper hit here in the United States. Now you can get the device from B&H photo for just $274.99, a $75 discount from the original price, and $25 cheaper than the last time it was on sale.
The Galaxy A50 is one of the best budget phones you can buy at the moment. The international variant has already gone on sale plenty of times, but now you can get the US version for just $299.99 from B&H Photo.
It's been a bit of a wait, but Samsung's Galaxy Tab S6, announced all the way back at the end of July, is now available in stores and online for purchase, no pre-order necessary. The unlocked version of the Galaxy A50 and new Galaxy Watch Active2 can also be pre-ordered starting today — and you get a few promotional perks if you do.
If spending about $1,000 for a flagship is just too much but you still desire an attractive-looking phone with great battery capacity and stamina, a good set of cameras, and a quality screen at an affordable price, the international version of the Samsung Galaxy A50 mid-range phone with 128GB of internal storage is listed on eBay for $285.90.
A cheap triple-camera phone with an in-display fingerprint sensor and a headphone jack? The Galaxy A50 is just exactly that. It's been doing the rounds in Eurasia for three months at this point and is due to hit one carrier starting this Thursday, June 13, for a pretty darn decent price. And if that weren't enough, the United States is also bound to take on the Galaxy A20 and A10e as well in later weeks.
Samsung is doing a little spring cleaning with its smartphone branding. It has decided to merge the budget-focused Galaxy J series into the mid-range Galaxy A lineup. Specifically, the 'J' lineage is being carried on by the Galaxy A30 and Galaxy A50.
Samsung isn't afraid to experiment with different types of notches in its mid-range offerings — having tried it all, from a hole-punch in the Galaxy A8S, to a OnePlus 6T-esque sloping teardrop in the M20, to more traditional bezels in the A9. Two new devices were announced today, the Galaxy A30 and A50, featuring teardrop notches of the Infinity-U design Samsung revealed last fall. These phones are likely headed to the Indian market in the coming week.