Samsung renews its mid-range smartphones in Spain, a market where its main competitors are Chinese manufacturers. The company announced this Friday the launch of the new Galaxy A51 and A71, both with four cameras. Celestino García, vice president of Samsung Spain, revealed during the presentation of the terminals that the company reached 35% market share in this segment last year, when its A50 mobile became the best-selling mobile in Spain.
The South Korean firm is confident of being able to maintain these good results for this year and to achieve this, García continued, “we have included premium technology” in our new mid-range terminals. In addition to a brand new quad rear camera, with a 48 and 64 megapixel main sensor, they incorporate a long-lasting battery (4,000 and 4,500 milliamps respectively). Its super amoled screens are 6.5 and 6.7 inches and incorporate a 2.3 GHz Exynos 9611 processor (in the Galaxy A51) and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, in the A71. The smallest model, which is already available, comes with 4 GB of RAM and 128 BG for storage, and costs 369 euros; the largest, with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage, will arrive on February 3 and cost 469 euros.
García also spoke about 5G mobiles. The manager explained that the sale of terminals with this technology in Spain in 2019 was very “humble” because there is only one operator that offers this type of connection, but indicated that more than 80% of the terminals sold with this technology were Samsung. He also advanced that they expect a “very hot” summer in sales, after more operators enter the market. “Hundreds of thousands of units will be sold,” he added. In 2019, Samsung sold 6.7 million 5G phones in the world, 1% of its total sales.
The vice president of Samsung Spain also revealed that they have sold between 400,000 and 500,000 units worldwide of the folding mobile, the Galaxy Fold, which was launched last fall after suffering several months of delay after detecting failures in the screen.
On the other hand, the South Korean company has confirmed that on February 11 it will present its next flagship. According to the press of the Asian country, instead of being called Galaxy S11, it will be called Galaxy S20. Apparently there will be three models: a standard one, another Plus and another Ultra, and all of them would be 5G. The mobile manufacturer also plans to announce the second generation of the Fold that day. This could be called Galaxy Bloom and have two versions, one 4G and the other 5G.