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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.

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.