Quad-camera Galaxy A71 leaks with massive punch-hole display, headphone jack

Quad-camera Galaxy A71 leaks with massive punch-hole display, headphone jack
The headlines are typically dominated by Samsung’s existing or upcoming flagship smartphones, but today’s story focuses on the South Korean brand’s next mid-range device – the Galaxy A71 – which has been visualized in a bunch of renders courtesy of tipster Steve Hemmerstoffer and CashKaro

A Galaxy Note 10-like display without the curved edges


Following in the footsteps of the premium Galaxy Note 10+, the upcoming Galaxy A71 will feature a massive 6.7-inch Infinity-O AMOLED display that pairs a centered punch hole with impressively thin bezels. Because of the smartphone’s mid-range positioning, though, Samsung is seemingly going to skip the curved edges.

If we compare the front of this device to that of its predecessor, the Galaxy A70, it’s fair to say that it doesn’t look that much different. After all, Samsung has simply replaced the U-shaped notch with a version that’s not attached to the top bezel. Turn the Galaxy A71 over, however, and it’s a completely different story.

The vertical camera setup that has graced most Galaxy A-branded phones this year is gone in favor of a much larger and wider rectangular module which incorporates an L-shaped layout for the four cameras. Reports suggest the Galaxy A71 will feature a 48-megapixel primary sensor and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle shooter accompanied by a dedicated Time-of-Flight sensor for more advanced portrait photography and a 12-megapixel telephoto camera, although it's unclear what level of optical zoom will be supported. As per usual, an LED flash will sit alongside these. Additionally, a 32-megapixel front-facing snapper is to be expected.

The physical aspect of this mid-range smartphone is completed by a USB-C port on the bottom that’s joined by a speaker and a 3.5mm headphone jack. It also features a SIM card tray on the left, a volume rocker and power key on the right, and an in-display fingerprint scanner.

Here's what can be expected on the inside


The Samsung Galaxy A70 and its revised sibling – the Galaxy A70s – both make use of the Snapdragon 675. Qualcomm is yet to announce a direct successor to this chipset and probably won't do so until early 2020, meaning the Galaxy A71 might also feature the Snapdragon 675. If Samsung insists on a performance boost, however, the smartphone could opt for a slightly more advanced alternative, perhaps the Snapdragon 712 or even a Snapdragon 730-series offering.

Regardless of this, an upgrade to a minimum of 8GB of RAM is to be expected alongside at least 128GB of internal storage. The latter should be expandable via a microSD card slot which will probably sit inside the SIM tray mentioned above. 

Samsung's Galaxy A71 should debut with Android 10 and One UI 2.0 straight out of the box. Rumors suggest that, like its predecessors, the phone will incorporate a massive 4,500mAh battery that supports 25W fast charging via the included accessory. Support for 4G LTE networks is to be expected too, although 5G compatibility seems very unlikely at this stage considering the costs that are associated with the necessary modems.

Samsung Galaxy A71 announcement and release date


Although yet to be confirmed, the Samsung Galaxy A71 will probably be announced at MWC 2020 in late February. There's a strong chance it'll be accompanied by the cheaper Galaxy A51 which also leaked recently.

If the company sticks to its current release strategy, it's very possible a launch will be limited to the Indian market initially before the smartphones gradually reach international markets including Europe, where it should be priced in the region of €400. A launch in the United States isn't guaranteed at this stage.

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16 Comments

1. User123456789

Posts: 1141; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

I think this will be the design of rear panel used by s11 series.

5. Locked-n-Loaded

Posts: 61; Member since: Sep 13, 2019

Let's hope - any sort of curved Edge is actually really a pain in the butt. A flat panel is the best way to go no random touches and the curved panels are just really pointless and add nothing to the experience. And in fact you can easily argue that the curved panels lead to more damage to screens versus a flat panel with a lip

8. Georgio

Posts: 292; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

Than the s11 will be the ugliest phone !! It looks really bad with that hole in the display ; at least if it was in left or right ; not in the middle.

12. Tipus

Posts: 905; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Did you fix your pixel yet? :))

14. Georgio

Posts: 292; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

You can't fix perfection :-)

15. Tipus

Posts: 905; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

So it's broken beyond repair?

16. Georgio

Posts: 292; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

It looks like u are broken beyond repair.

2. yalokiy

Posts: 1101; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Nice phone, just wish it was smaller, maybe 6.1" or less.

3. RevolutionA

Posts: 473; Member since: Sep 30, 2017

iPhone copycats. The same camera housing. Now they'll destroy this design too by flooding the market with this design.

6. joshuaswingle

Posts: 653; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

The camera housing looks more like the Pixel's than the iPhone's.

10. dnomadic

Posts: 441; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

What is the expectation...? once you get past four cameras you can’t reasonably expect any vendor to place cameras in a straight line. The camera would go down the back from head to chin. I have the 11 pro max, but I also realize Apple was not the first with a boxed housing design and not the first with three cameras.

4. Locked-n-Loaded

Posts: 61; Member since: Sep 13, 2019

This has more design attributes that I like then their highest end Note or S10.

7. Georgio

Posts: 292; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

Its very ugly with that hole in the display.

9. warrenellis93

Posts: 557; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

Massive punch hole or massive display with a punch hole?

11. Elvis358

Posts: 260; Member since: Mar 25, 2018

I would buy it but since Samsung A series no longer have wireless charging option I'll pass!

13. torr310

Posts: 1696; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Thank God without the curved screen! And Headphone Jack! Though I still prefer a notch with LED notification light over punch hole, with the support of band 66 and 71 and I will be all over it!

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