Samsung is reportedly set to add 5G support to more mid-range phones in the Galaxy A-series, and the next phone to receive the 5G treatment could be the Galaxy A51. A new report states that Samsung is working on a new Galaxy A51 variant that supports 5G, and will reportedly launch for the first time as the Galaxy A51 GG. Details about the phone’s internal specifications are not yet known, but the Samsung Galaxy A51 5G may pack a separate SoC, as the one powering the standard Galaxy A51 only supports 4G connectivity and lacks a 5G modem it occurs.
According to a new Sammobile report, the Galaxy A51 5G will reportedly carry the model number SM-A516N and pack 128GB of internal storage. In comparison, the standard Galaxy A51 has the SM-A515F model number. Speculation is also supported by the fact that the standard Galaxy Note 10+ has the SM-N975F model number for the international market, but the Galaxy Note 10+ 5G model number SM-N976N for the South Korean market. It is said that the 5G variant of the Galaxy A51 is in South Korea, but there is no word on its availability outside Samsung’s home market.
However, Samsung may have to twist the internal hardware of the Galaxy A51 to add 5G support, especially the chipset. The LTE variant of the Galaxy A51 is powered by Exynos 9611 SoC, which does not support 5G. This leaves Samsung with two options. The first-in-house is to add the Exynos 5100 5G modem to the Exynos 9611 SoC inside the Galaxy A51. Or alternatively, equip it with a new 5G SoC, which may include an in-house solution as seen in the Exynos 980 SoC, or a third-party solution such as MediaTek Dimensions lineup or Qualcomm’s 76x series Come with an integrated 5G. Modem. But as of now, there is no word on when the Galaxy A51 will launch or how much it will cost.