Chennai: Perhaps sensing that inexpensive and mid-range phones would be in demand as incomes fall due to the coronavirus crisis, Samsung has launched no less than six Galaxy A series phones in the United States, starting from USD 110 (Rs 8,400 approx) to USD 600 (Rs 46,000 approx).
The smallest and cheapest of the range is Samsung Galaxy A01 which has a 5.7-inch HD display, 2GB RAM and 16GB storage (which can be expanded to 512GB), a basic 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5MP front camera, with a 3,000-mAh battery.
Next in line are the Samsung Galaxy A11 and Samsung Galaxy A21, both of which have 4,000 mAh batteries with 15 W fast charging.
The Samsung Galaxy A11 has a 6.4 inch screen, triple cameras with the primary lens at 13 MP, and 2GB RAM, 32GB storage that you can expand to 512GB with a memory card. It costs USD 180 (Rs 13,700).
The Samsung Galaxy A21, which costs USD 250 (Rs 19,000) comes with a 6.5 inch screen, four cameras with the primary lens at 16MP, and 3GB RAM, 32GB storage expandable to 512GB.
Samsung has launched two versions of the Galaxy A51. The LTE version features comes with a 4,000-mAh battery, 4GB RAM and expandable memory up to 512GB. It costs USD 400 (Rs 30,000).
As 5G networks are available in the US unlike in India, two of the higher-end phones on the spectrum will be 5G compatible. They are the Samsung Galaxy A51 5G at USD 500 (Rs 38,000) and the A71 on the top of the line at USD 600 (Rs 46,000). These models were launched in LTE versions in India a few months ago.
The A51 5G and A71 will let you expand storage to a massive 1TB on their largest storage variants and run on 4,500 mAh batteries. They will also be packed with 8GB of RAM.
The phones will have the superior Samsung Full HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity-O displays, speedy octa-core processors and quad cameras with a 64MP primary lens on the A71 and a 48MP version on the A51.
You can get an A51 in the colours Prism Cube Black, Prism Cube Pink and Prism Cube White. It's pricier sibling A71 will feature the metallic colour Prism Cube Silver, apart from Prism Cube Blue and Prism Cube Black.