Galaxy A51(s) 5G for Verizon has a Qualcomm chipset instead of Exynos

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Aside from the Galaxy A71s 5G for Verizon, Samsung now seems to be developing a Galaxy A51 5G variant for the same US-bound carrier. An unannounced Galaxy device carrying model number SM-A516V has popped up in the online benchmark Geekbench and was approved by the Wi-Fi Alliance and the NFC Forum earlier this month.According to the benchmark, the Galaxy A51 5G for Verizon (SM-A516V) is equipped with a Qualcomm-made 8-core chipset paired with 6GB of RAM. The motherboard’s codenamed ‘lito’ suggests this SoC is none other than the Snapdragon 765G. Both Geekbench and the Wi-Fi Alliance confirm the device runs Android 10, presumably with One UI version 2.1 on top.It might be released as the Galaxy A51s 5G UWBetween the Galaxy A51 5G having model number SM-A516 and the aforementioned Galaxy A71s 5G UW being identified by model number SM-A716V, it’s logical to assume that the new SM-A516V model number might be corresponding to a so-called Galaxy A51s 5G UW meant for Verizon.Samsung first announced the Exynos-powered Galaxy A51 5G for the US market in early-April. The phone is supposed to be released in the country by the end of the summer for $499.99. Verizon’s model would presumably go on sale around the same time and for roughly the same price, but only time will tell exactly how else it will differ from the non-Verizon variant aside from having an Snapdragon 765G chipset instead of the Exynos 980.

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