Samsung Galaxy A51 vs Galaxy A50s: What’s Changed?
Along with the bigger and more powerful Galaxy A71, Samsung also launched its smaller brother, the Samsung Galaxy A51. How different is it compared to the Galaxy A50s from last year? Find out in this specs comparison.
|Samsung Galaxy A51||Samsung Galaxy A50s|
|6.5-inch Full HD+ (2400 x 1080) Super AMOLED Infinity-O display||6.4-inch FHD+ (2340 x 1080) Super AMOLED Infinity-U display|
|Samsung Exynos 9611 2.3GHz octa-core CPU||Samsung Exynos 9611 2.3GHz octa-core CPU|
|Mali G72-MP3 GPU||Mali G72-MP3 GPU|
|6GB, 8GB RAM||6GB RAM|
|128GB storage||128GB storage|
|microSD up to 512GB (dedicated slot)||microSD up to 512GB (dedicated slot)|
|48MP F2.0 main + 12MP F2.2 ultra-wide + 5MP F2.2 depth + 5MP F2.4 macro, quad-rear cameras||48MP F2.0 main + 5MP Live Focus + 8MP ultra-wide triple rear cameras|
|32MP F2.2 front camera||32MP F2.0 front camera|
|4G LTE||4G LTE|
|GPS, A-GPS||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS|
|Fingerprint scanner (on-screen)||Fingerprint scanner (on-screen)|
|Face Recognition||Face Recognition|
|4,000mAh battery w/ 15W Super-Fast Charging||4,000mAh battery w/ 15W Super-Fast Charging|
|158.5 x 73.6 x 7.9 mm||158.5 x 74.5 x 7.7 mm|
|172 g||169 g|
|Prism Crush Black, Blue||Prism Crush Black, Prism Crush White, Prism Crush Green, and Prism Crush Violet|
Starting with the display, both phones are using a Super AMOLED panel, although Galaxy A51 has a slightly bigger display at 6.5 inches (vs. 6.4 inches). The A51 also has a slightly higher vertical resolution with 2400p over the Galaxy A50s’ 2340p. The overall PPI, however, should be roughly the same. Samsung also used its Infinity-O design to house the front camera on the Galaxy A51, while the Galaxy A50s is using Samsung’s Infinity-U design.
For the cameras, the Galaxy A51 has a 5MP macro lens, which the A50s lacks. Samsung also increased the resolution of the ultra-wide lens to 12MP from the A50s’ 8MP. The primary shooter, however, is the same. As for the selfie camera, both use a 32MP sensor, although the Galaxy A51 has a smaller F2.2 aperture compared to the A50s’ F2.0 aperture.
The performance of both phones should be the same since they’re using Samsung’s Exynos 9611 chipset. The Galaxy A51, however, can be had with 8GB RAM while the A50s only comes with 6GB RAM. For storage, both have a 128GB internal storage with microSD support up to 512GB on the dedicated slot.
For the software, the Galaxy A51 comes with Samsung’s One UI 2.0 based on Android 10 out of the box, while the A50s comes with One UI 1.0 based on Android 9. The A50s, however, is expected to receive the One UI 2.0 update in April this year.
As for the rest of the specs, both phones are powered by a 4,000mAh battery with 15W Super-Fast Charging support. Biometrics are also the same for both phones, with support for in-display fingerprint scanners and face recognition. The difference is in the bodies, with the Galaxy A51 being slightly narrower, thicker, and heavier.
Overall, the Galaxy A51 doesn’t offer much compared to last year’s A50s. However, if you’re looking to get the A50s, then we’d advise you to wait a little longer for the A51 so you get better cameras, (potentially) more RAM, and Android 10 out of the box.