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The Samsung Galaxy A51 5G gains more evidence of its existence

The original Galaxy A51. (Source: Samsung)
The original Galaxy A51. (Source: Samsung)
Recently, a benchmarking leak pointed to a 5G variant of a popular early-2020 phone, the Samsung Galaxy A51. Now, the phone in question has been certified as a Wi-Fi device. This appears to verify the initial rumor and to suggest that the A51 5G will launch soon.

The Samsung Galaxy A51 had been welcomed into 2020 by reviewers and consumers alike. This may be why the OEM has apparently decided to refresh it with a new variant already. According to some leaks, this one, like its A71 counterpart, will be capable of next-gen connectivity this time around.

This new version, which goes by the model number SM-A516N thus far, now has some official new documentation thanks to the Wi-Fi Alliance. This body has thus confirmed that it is a smartphone that runs Android 10 and supports dual-band wireless connections up to the ac (albeit not the newer 6) standard.

This certification cannot verify the SM-A516N's mobile-data status, however. This idea stems from a Geekbench leak in which a device of this name is detected as running the Exynos 980 SoC rather than the 9611 of the original A51. This chipset would indeed confer dual-mode 5G on the phone.

Nevertheless, the increasingly likely-looking A51 5G is not linked to a launch date for any market. This event may well experience unavoidable delays due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

The Samsung SM-A516N's new certification. (Source: Wi-Fi Alliance via MySmartPrice)
The Samsung SM-A516N's new certification. (Source: Wi-Fi Alliance via MySmartPrice)
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Deirdre O Donnell, 2020-04- 6 (Update: 2020-04- 6)