These Two Midrange Samsung Phones Come with Android 10 out of the Box


When it comes to updates, Samsung has been known to take their sweet time. With Android 10 out, the South Korean tech giant is slowly rolling out Google’s latest mobile operating system to its slew of devices. However, the company has been quite swift delivering monthly security updates to its phones especially its flagship devices.

Apart from the recently released OnePlus 7T, OnePlus 7T Pro and the Pixel 4 series that ship with Android 10 already baked in, no other major smartphone manufacturer has launched any new devices with Android 10.

If you had any hopes of getting Android 10, you either have to buy older devices slated to get Android 10 Update from their respective manufacturers or wait till next year where we expect they(smartphone manufacturers) will adhere to Google’s push that will require them to launch new devices with Android 10 already baked in after January 31, 2020 – a move with the aim to increase the uptake of Android 10 and will force manufacturers to ship Android 10 to their entry-level and mid-range devices that usually launch with an older Android version.

On its timeline, Samsung listed when and which devices are getting Android 10 Update but most of the devices are scheduled for next year. Well, you now don’t have to wait.

Samsung has already launched the Samsung Galaxy A51 and Samsung Galaxy A71 that come with Android 10 already baked in – no need to wait for the Android 10 Update.

It’s commendable that these two devices launch with Android 10 before Samsung’s 2020 flagship device – the Samsung Galaxy S11 series. Worth noting is that Samsung is reportedly debating merging the Galaxy S series and Galaxy Note series. This could come to effect as soon as next year with possibly a new brand of series reportedly called Galaxy One and launch with the S11 that will ship with best of both worlds and include the S Pen.

Samsung Galaxy A51

The Samsung Galaxy A51 spots four L-shaped rear cameras and Infinity-O display( 6.5″ Super AMOLED panel) similar to the one that the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 has, Android 10 and One UI 2.0 out of the box.

Samsung Galaxy A51 display
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Samsung Galaxy A51 cameras
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SAMMOBILE reports that the Samsung Galaxy A51 will launch in Vietnam and India in December 27th

Samsung Galaxy A51 will follow in the footsteps of its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy A50 which has been loved by plenty of people worldwide.

Samsung Galaxy A71

The Samsung Galaxy A71 was unveiled in Vietnam and also comes with the centred punch-hole camera and an Infinity-O display plus an L-shaped rear camera setup similar to the Samsung Galaxy A51.

Here’s how the two compare:

Samsung Galaxy A51 and Samsung Galaxy A71 specifications and price in Kenya

Samsung Galaxy A51Samsung Galaxy A71
DisplayType Infinity-O Super AMOLED Infinity-O Super AMOLED
Size6.15" | 20;9 aspect ratio6.7"
Resolution1080×2400 pixels1080×2400 pixels
Protection- -
PlatformOperating System Android 10, Samsung One UI 2.0 Android 10, Samsung One UI 2.0
ChipsetExynos 9611probably Snapdragon 730
CPUocta-core (4×2.3GHz Cortex-A73, 4×1.7GHz Cortex-A53)Octa-Core (Dual 2.2GHz + Hexa 1.8GHz)
GPUMali-G72 MP3 GPU-
Internal64/128GB 128GB
ExternalmicroSD, up to 512GB microSD, up to 512GB
NetworkTechnology4G LTE4G LTE
CameraMain4 rear cameras: 48MP, f/2.0, 12MP ultra-wide f/2.2, 5MP depth sesor f/2.2, 5MP macro f/2.44 rear cameras: 64MP, f/2.0, 12MP ultra-wide f/2.2, 5MP depth sesor f/2.2, 5MP macro f/2.4
Front32 MP, f/2.232 MP, f/2.2
BatterySize4,000 mAh battery
15W Fast charging Type-C port
4,500 mAh battery
25W Fast charging Type-C port
ColorsPrism Crush Black, Prism Crush White, Prism Crush Pink, and Prism Crush BluePrism Crush Black, Silver, Blue and Pink
Featuresinscreen fingerprint reader(optical), headphone jack, Dolby Atmos (wired audio), facial recognitioninscreen fingerprint reader(optical), headphone jack, Dolby Atmos (wired audio), facial recognition
PriceKsh 28,000 - Ksh 33,000Ksh 33,000 - Ksh 35,000

Hopefully, Samsung Kenya launches these devices in January. We’ll keep you posted with new updates.