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The Samsung Galaxy A71 5G is now a certified Wi-Fi device

The Galaxy A71 5G may be here soon. (Source: Samsung)
The Galaxy A71 5G may be here soon. (Source: Samsung)
The Galaxy A71 may be a convincing upper-mid range device; however, several leaks suggest Samsung has decided it would be improved with a 5G variant. This phone - the SM-A7160 - has now appeared on the Wi-Fi Alliance certification database. It shows that the A71 5G has much of the same relevant specs as its 4G counterpart.
Deirdre O Donnell,

Samsung is said to refresh the Galaxy A71 soon with an SoC that supports dual-mode 5G. This could make an initially successful premium mid-tier phone even more popular, albeit probably more expensive in its new SKU. Its existence may be confirmed in a new Wi-Fi Alliance certification.

It shows that Samsung has gotten a phone called the SM-A7160 approved by this body. It, like the 4G/LTE Galaxy A71, (the SM-A715x) has Wi-Fi up to the ac (or 5) level. Therefore, it will not step up to the most up-to-date form of this technology, as it will with its mobile data.

However, it does have dual-band Wi-Fi, at least, as well as Android 10 (presumably skinned with One UI 2.0). Presuming a Geekbench listing for the same phone is also genuine, it will also have up to 8GB of RAM, as with the LTE version. To date, this apparent new-ish Samsung phone does not have a launch date or pricing indications.

The 'new' A71's certification. (Source: Wi-Fi Alliance via MySmartPrice)
The 'new' A71's certification. (Source: Wi-Fi Alliance via MySmartPrice)
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Deirdre O Donnell, 2020-02-21 (Update: 2020-02-21)
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.