The Galaxy A51 is selling well across the world, but Samsung is preparing a 5G version of the model to get a piece of the expanding market for affordable phones to support the next gen networks. The imminent arrival of the Galaxy A51 5G was confirmed by its appearace across certification boards and now the Wi-Fi Alliance joins the growing list. The phone, codenamed SM-A516N, just got its license for operating on Wi-Fi netoworks.
The Galaxy A51 5G will support Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac standards on both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies. It is listed with Android 10, meaning One UI 2 out of the box. These are all the specs we can gather from the listing, but luckily, many more have already been revealed by earlier leaks.
Expectations are the new phone will keep the same dimensions as the regular Galaxy A51 – as well as the L-shaped camera setup, the punch hole design and the 6.5 Super AMOLED screen. The chipset should be Exynos 980 that has an integrated 5G modem, which is likely the largest difference with the Exynos 9611-powered non-5G version.