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Samsung has an ultra affordable 5G handset on its way… for 2021



Samsung has an ultra affordable 5G handset on its way… for 2021


Of course, the first Galaxy S10 5G was surpassed by the two Note 10 models with 5G support that were released last fall and this spring’s S20 5G trio. In addition to these expensive models, Samsung also launched a slightly cheaper Galaxy A90 5G mid-range device in September 2019, followed by 5G-compatible leads whose the more affordable Galaxy A51 and A71 earlier this year.

Samsung was the first smartphone vendor in the world to commercially launch a device capable of connecting itself to 5G networks, this was more than a year ago, which was not surprising to see the tech giant based in Korea lead this market segment during the first quarter of 2020.

Of course, the first Galaxy S10 5G was surpassed by the two Note 10 models with 5G support that were released last fall and this spring’s S20 5G trio. In addition to these expensive models, Samsung also launched a slightly cheaper Galaxy A90 5G mid-range device in September 2019, followed by 5G-compatible leads whose the more affordable Galaxy A51 and A71 earlier this year. Samsung is expected to expand its 5G smartphone portfolio in the relatively near future with an even cheaper Galaxy A42 model. As the name suggests, this will be a member of Samsung’s mid-range 2021 series of Galaxy A devices. The folks at SamMobile were able to figure out the model number of an A42 variant with 5G support. The latter, with the designation SM-A426B, should provide 128GB of internal storage space. Unfortunately, all other specs on the Galaxy A42 5G remain under wraps for now, and we have no idea if the device will be released in Europe. The Galaxy A71 5G is now available in the US at a recommended price of €449. Keep in mind, that a 5G-supported Model A51 will be released later this summer for no more than €500.

If the mysterious mid-range device officially hits stores in Europe, it seems safe to assume it will cost around €450 (maybe even less), no doubt contributing significantly to a huge increase in 5G smartphone sales figures.