Samsung's Galaxy A71 5G arrives in the U.S. this June from $600

Samsung Galaxy A71 review
Samsung Galaxy A71 review (Image credit: Apoorva Bhardwaj / Android Central)

What you need to know

  • Samsung has announced the U.S. availability of the Galaxy A71 5G.
  • From June 19, buyers will be able to purchase it from T-Mobile, Sprint, and Samsung's online store.
  • The A71 will come to AT&T, Verizon, and unlocked customers later this summer.

Samsung is set to debut the Galaxy A71 5G in the U.S this month. It's one of the company's best mid-rangers so far, coming with a large 6.7-inch near bezel-less FHD+ AMOLED display, a 4,5000 mAh battery with fast charging, and a quad-camera set-up (just don't stress the macro camera too much.) It's a mid-ranger, so there's no glass and metal sandwich here, instead, we're getting what Samsung calls a "glasstic" design. It still looks nice and feels lightweight, it's just made of faux-glass plastic rather than glass.

Reviewing the Galaxy A71, Android Central's Harish Jonnalagadda said:

Overall, the Galaxy A71 offers fantastic value for what you end up paying for the phone. The Snapdragon 730 is a powerful mid-range chipset that will deliver a lag-free usage experience for several years, and the design should similarly hold up. You also get excellent battery life with 25W fast charging, One UI 2.0 with Android 10, and that 64MP camera isn't all that bad either.

Granted, this model isn't shipping with the Snapdragon 730 but with the much more superior Snapdragon 765 that's graced affordable flagships like the Nokia 8.3 and LG Velvet. If 5G isn't a terribly huge draw to you (at least in the short term), you could pick up one of Samsung's internationally aimed 4G equipped models.

For everyone else, the A71 5G hits T-Mobile, Sprint, and from June 19 while it will be made available to Verizon, AT&T, and unlocked buyers later in the summer.

[Edit: An earlier iteration of this article listed the processor as the Exynos 980, the U.S. A71 will ship with the Snapdragon 765G. Android Central regrets the error.]

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Michael Allison
  • To anyone on the fence about this phone, I bought one a month ago for my fiancé and she loves it. And this was coming from the A70 which she loved almost as much. She claims the picture quality is the biggest improvement for her. Stunning phone for $500CAD.
  • Samsung's press report mentions the Snapdragon 765 I believe for the US market
  • Thank you, I had the international specs in my head. Updated.
  • Using the 756G in the US not exynos..... 
  • If only the camera came with OIS. The lack of it leads too a lot of blurry pictures.
    If you can't afford all that are one of the extra cameras so you have a excellent main shooter.
  • $600 is way too much for a mid range phone but of course the latest trend in tech right now is 5G, it still isn't worth buying along with the fact that the Galaxy A71 5G will not be as well supported as it's flagships which are already overpriced too.