Ever since 5G was introduced in flagship smartphones this year, manufacturers have promised to bring the next generation of network technology to more affordable smartphones. Samsung seems to be the first to deliver on that promise with an upcoming smartphone called the Galaxy A71. Reports claim that the A71 will be a mid-range smartphone with 5G.
A model number “SM-A7160” has been recently uncovered, hinting at a Chinese variant of the upcoming smartphone. Targeting China first is a reasonable move as it is the biggest market for affordable smartphones and 5G. It is likely that an international variant with model number “SM-A716B” will show up soon.
The Galaxy A71 is rumored to come with Android 10 and 128GB of storage space. It will be powered by the 5G capable Exynos 980 SoC with WiFi 6 and will be available in black, silver, blue, and pink colors.
The Exynos 980 chipset is built on the 8nm process and features two Cortex-A77 units and six Cortex-A55 units. It has a built-in 5G modem which makes it more power-efficient and cheaper to produce. Other than that, it features a Mali G76 GPU.
Other specifications like the display, cameras, and battery aren’t known yet. There is no word on a release date for the Galaxy A71.