Update 4/9:This article has been updated with specs and buying information for the A01 and A51.
Make that sextupling down. On Wednesday, Samsung announced six new Galaxy A phones coming to the U.S., ranging from the ultra-cheap $110 Galaxy A01 to the $600 Galaxy A71 5G. The handsets have an array of different features and specs, but they all have three things in common, which Samsung calls “everyday essentials.”
That means you’ll get premium-grade displays, cameras, and batteries, and lots of storage at an affordable price. All six phones also have dual, triple- and quad-camera systems with ultra-wide, depth, and macro lenses, big screens, and larger batteries to keep them powered all day.
The rollout begins Thursday, April 9 with the A01, which will be exclusive to Verizon stores for a limited time, and the A51, the successor to the A50. The rest of the A-Series phones will expand to “select carriers” as the launch continues throughout the summer. Here’s what we know about how the lineup breaks down:
Display: 5.7-inch HD+ Infinity-V LCD
Processor: Snapdragon 439
Camera (Dual): 13MP Wide + 2MP Depth
Display: 6.4-inch HD+ Infinity-O LCD
Processor: Octa Core (1.8 GHz)
Camera (Triple): 13MP Wide + 5MP Ultra-wide + 2MP Depth
Display: 6.7-inch FHD+ Infinity-O Super AMOLED Plus
Camera (Quad): 64MP wide + ultra-wide + depth + macro
The most intriguing of the six phones are the two 5G models, which will likely use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 765 or Samsung’s own Exynos 980 processor, both of which offer integrated 5G modems for superior power efficiency. With most 5G phones costing at least thousand-dollars, the A51 and A71 could lead the way for speedy U.S. adoption of the next-gen network, especially as phone buyers tighten their purse strings.
Michael Simon has been covering Apple since the iPod was the iWalk. His obsession with technology goes back to his first PC—the IBM Thinkpad with the lift-up keyboard for swapping out the drive. He's still waiting for that to come back in style tbh.