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Samsung's $600 5G Galaxy phone launches

The A71 5G is now available in the US.

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Samsung Galaxy A71 5G

The Samsung Galaxy A71 5G.


The Samsung Galaxy A71 5G is now available in the US at T-Mobile, Sprint and Samsung. The relatively low-cost 5G phone will also become available at AT&T and Verizon later this summer. It has a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED Infinity-O display and a price of $600 in the US. (It will be £519 in the UK; the US price converts to about AU$880.) 

Samsung announced the Galaxy A71 5G in April, saying the phone would have a quad-camera array with a 64-megapixel main lens, as well as 12-megapixel ultrawide-angle, 5-megapixel macro and 5-megapixel depth lenses; 128GB of internal storage; 6GB of RAM; a 4,500mAh battery; and 25W superfast charging. It also comes with microSD slots, letting you add up to 1TB of additional memory.

Samsung has six phones in its new A-series: four 4G phones and two 5G phones. The Galaxy A01 base model is priced at just $110. There's also a 4G version of the A71, and there are 4G and 5G models of the A51.

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