Samsung's one of the biggest smartphone players around, and while we drool over cutting-edge devices like the Note20 or Fold2, these luxury handsets are hardly its primary business. When it comes to sheer numbers, the company's more conservative phones drive the lion's share of sales, and for good reason — these models strike a balance between flagship-level features and budget-friendly pricing. Even here, phones run the gamut from the super-cheap A21 to what we're looking at today, the beefiest of Samsung's mid-rangers, the Galaxy A71 5G. With a big 6.7-inch screen, 5G connectivity, and a 64MP-headlining quad-camera array, is this the A-series phone to finally get you asking, "who needs a flagship?" Read More
Samsung is the most popular Android manufacturer in the world, and its bestsellers aren't its flagships. The company announced the mid-range A51 and A71 late last year with one of the catchiest jingles I've heard in a smartphone ad. Now software updates that bring many flagship-level features from the Galaxy S20 are coming to both of these lower-end phones. Read More
Ever since the Galaxy S10 line came out rocking a hole-punch camera, inventive developers have taken it upon themselves to put the unsightly cutout to several clever uses. While some silly wallpapers made you giggle by artistically hiding the hole-punch, others turned out to be functional with some actual use — like Energy Ring, which recently released an app to add a battery indicator around the Galaxy S20’s front camera. The app's developer is now porting the same feature to more Samsung phones, including the Galaxy Z Flip and a couple of Galaxy A models. Read More
Now that we’re nearing the end of 2019, Samsung appears all set with its 2020 Galaxy A lineup that bridges the gap between flagships and budget handsets. The South Korean tech titan today introduced a pair of smartphones under the series — the Galaxy A71 and the Galaxy A51. The two phones pick some of the most identifiable features from their more premium siblings in the Galaxy S and Note series, while still maintaining their relatively affordable prices.
Samsung's lineup of budget phones is incredibly complicated, with many models being simple re-releases of devices from other regions. One of those phones is the Galaxy A71, which was announced at CES, but Samsung didn't seem to have plans for a US release. Now it seems the A71 might come to the United States after all — as a budget 5G phone. Read More