Samsung’s first smartphone for the year 2020 is in the Kenyan market. The Samsung Galaxy A51 takes over the crown from the Galaxy A50 from last year.
The company has been upping its midrange game to better compete with the Chinese and the new device has little to share with its predecessor, there’s a lot of new things including a new design and significantly better specs compared to what we got last year.
Interestingly, the A51 features a design that we’re yet to see even on flagship Samsung devices – aside from the upcoming Galaxy Note 10 Lite.
There’s a slightly bigger 6.5-inch AMOLED display with 1080p resolution and no notch, in its place we have a punchole that houses the selfie camera giving the device a sleek look similar to the Note 10.
- The Samsung Galaxy A51 comes running on Android 10 out of the box with OneUI 2 on top.
- The processor remains an Octa-core CPU, however, it’s been slightly improved in terms of performance over the previous processor.
- The cameras have also been improved, there’s now a quad-camera setup with a main 48MP lens, 12MP ultrawide lens, 5MP 2x zoom lens and a 5MP depth sensor. The selfie camera is now a 32MP shooter.
What’s Not Changed
As much as the new A51 looks far much better than the older device and has a lot of specifications that prove it’s an upgrade, there are a few things that haven’t changed, including:
- Battery size remains at 4000mAh which is good since this lasts the whole day.
- There’s still an under-display fingerprint scanner and a USB-C charging port.
Pricing and Availability
According to Samsung’s official recommended pricing, the Galaxy A51 starts at Kes 32,999 for the 4GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. The device is available from all Samsung Experience Stores across the country and even a number of third-party resellers from whom you can get the device slightly cheaper or even higher depending on where you buy.
We’re yet to get our hands on a review unit, once we have it, we’ll be putting the A51 through the paces.