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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.
Deirdre O Donnell,

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)
Deirdre O'Donnell
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.