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The Samsung Galaxy A51 may have made a first appearance on Geekbench 5

The Galaxy A50s' approximate successor's first serious leak is disappointing. (Source: MySmartPrice)
The Galaxy A50s' approximate successor's first serious leak is disappointing. (Source: MySmartPrice)
A device with a model number purportedly associated with Samsung's Galaxy A51 has surfaced on the Geekbench database. However, its results depict it as powered by the Exynos 9611, and not the next-gen 8 nanometer (nm) model rumored for its 2020 line of phones. In addition, it apparently has only 4GB of RAM.

Samsung's 2019 Galaxy Axx-series has proven very successful in the mid- to low-end smartphone market, especially for one in its first year that has replaced more familiar budget offerings from this OEM. Therefore, it may be hoped that their successors turn out a less than difficult second album. Then again, a new leak for what is likely to be the first of these to launch may dampen any optimism in that regard.

The phone in question has the preliminary product name of Galaxy A51: a theory derived from the model number SM-A515F seen floating around in previous reports. As that of the Galaxy A50 is SM-A505F, this is plausible enough. Most recently, the "A51" has surfaced on the Geekbench 5 website.

However, this new piece of evidence may prove less encouraging than most. The listing alleges that the "samsung SM-A515F" is powered by the Exynos 9611, which is little more than a refresh of the 9610 found in the A50. A prior leak on this subject, however, indicated that the A51 was one of 2 upcoming Samsung phones to get a much newer SoC, the Exynos 9630.

As this new processor is 8nm rather than the 10nm of the 96xx series, it would have been a considerable upgrade for the 2020 A-line phones. In addition, the phone newly arrived on Geekbench has only 4GB of RAM, a spec that is already tipping into the low end of the mobile device space in 2020. On the other hand, the "A51" also runs Android 10, suggesting the scope for One UI 2.0 out of the box in this putative device.

Nevertheless, the apparent retention of older silicon in 2020 may be a disappointment for Galaxy A fans. Then again, should this leak prove accurate, it may be reasonable to anticipate a particularly good starting price for this next-gen Galaxy A5x phone.

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The "Galaxy A51" on Geekbench. (Source: MySmartPrice)
The "Galaxy A51" on Geekbench. (Source: MySmartPrice)

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-10-23 (Update: 2019-10-23)