Samsung Galaxy A51 vs Galaxy A50s: The Samsung Galaxy A50s was announced in August 2019 and released in September 2019. Four months later Samsung have announced that its upgrade the Samsung Galaxy A51 will be released soon. Everyone knows that the Samsung Galaxy A50s was/is a really good phone.

With the Galaxy A51 inbound, is it worth upgrading from the galaxy A50s? if YES why, what are the features available in the galaxy A51 that is lacking in the Galaxy A50s? or maybe its better you should stick with your Galaxy A50s. Well this article is just about to clear things up. So just sit as we help you with the Samsung Galaxy A51 vs Galaxy A50s similarities and differences.

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As always, we won’t be talking much in technical terms. Our focus have always been to help phone users to decide. So note that we’ll speak in plain English even matters that relates to technical and engineering of both phones. Just below is a table showing the key features of both phones. After the table is our brief summary of the similarities and differences of Galaxy A51 and Galaxy A50s.

Samsung Galaxy A51 vs Galaxy A50s

FEATURESGalaxy A51Galaxy A50s
Network2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Weight172 g (6.07 oz) 169 g (5.96 oz)
Screen size6.5 inches6.4 inches
Resolution1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~405 ppi density) 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~403 ppi density)
ProtectionCorning® Gorilla® Glass 3Unspecified
OSAndroid 10Android 9
ChipsetExynos 9611 (10nm) Exynos 9611 (10nm)
CPUOcta-core (4×2.3 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53) Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)
SD CardmicroSD, up to 1 TB (dedicated slot) Yes, up to 256GB
Rear Camera48 MP (wide)
12 MP (ultrawide)
5 MP (dedicated macro camera)
5 MP depth sensor
48 MP (wide)
8 MP (ultrawide)
5 MP depth sensor
Front Camera32 MP32 MP
SensorsFingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometerFingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer
BatteryNon-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh batteryNon-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
PriceN/AStarts from About ₦108,500

From the table above you can easily note that the Galaxy A50s is much lighter and weight and have a smaller display size. But what other differences and similarities are there between these phones? Please read our summary below.

The Differences Between Samsung Galaxy A51 and Samsung Galaxy A50s

Below are the differences between these two phones. This should help you decide if it’s worth upgrading from the Galaxy A50s to Galaxy A51.

Build and Display

The Galaxy A51 is built with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and this also serves as the protection of its display. However, the build and display protection of the Samsung Galaxy A50s is unspecified. It does come with some protection might be better than that of Galaxy A51 or not.

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In the display category both phones are practically same. Both phones have the Super AMOLED display type which is very good. They have same screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels but the display size of the Galaxy A51 is bigger by some few inches (approximately o.1 inches bigger).

When it comes to build and display there is no much of an upgrade here. These two phones offer same quality in terms of its display.


The first major difference between these phones will have to be in the camera category. While the Samsung Galaxy A50s makes of triple rear camera, the Samsung Galaxy A51 makes us of quad cameras at the back. Both phones have a 48 megapixel main camera but the Galaxy have a 12 megapixel ultrawide camera while the Galaxy A50s has an 8 megapixel ultrawide camera.

Simply put, the ultrawide camera of the Samsung Galaxy A51 is an upgrade of the one available in Galaxy A50s. Another difference in the camera is the presence of a 5 megapixel dedicated macro camera in Samsung Galaxy A51 which is not available in Galaxy A50s. Both phones also make use of same 32 megapixel camera up front for selfie.

What this means is that, the Galaxy A51 is expected to take better ultrawide camera than the Galaxy A50s. And there is an additional camera feature for users to explore which is the dedicated macro camera.

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RAM and Internal Storage

There is no upgrade in this category as both phones make use of 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. Both phones also supports external storage via microSD, up to 1 TB. So, users should expect same performance here and same storage space for files and whatever you feel like saving.

Chipset and Processor

One would have thought that the soon to be released Galaxy A51 will come with a much recent chipset. But it also spot same chipset as the Galaxy A50s which is the Samsung’s own chipset, the Exynos 9611 (10nm). They make use of same GPU (Mali-G72 MP3) and CPU Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53).

So, there is still no upgrade here in the Chipset and Processor category. Both phones will offer same processing speed, gaming mode experience etc. In this category, both phones are not similar, the are same. Samsung Galaxy A51 and Galaxy A50s have same processing CPU speed and same power efficiency core. There is no single difference or upgrade.

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Samsung Galaxy A51 is powered by a 4000mAh battery and the Galaxy A50s is also powered by a 4000mAh battery. Both phones have fast charge enabled feature which means you should expect same performance in battery.

When it comes to specifications, the Samsung Galaxy A51 is no much of an upgrade. It basically have same features as the Galaxy A50s. There is no modifications(upgrade) to its CPU, its chipset and even its battery.

The three major difference between these two phones will have to be the design, the operating system and the back camera. In truth, the Samsung Galaxy A51 spots a better design than the Galaxy A50s. Galaxy A51 also runs on Android 10 while the Galaxy A50s runs on Android 9. Presence of a macro camera and a 12 megapixel ultrawide camera is another feature that sets them apart.

But looking beyond the things mentioned above the phones offer same value. Same storage space, same processing speed, same gaming and movie watching experience and even same battery. There is no official price for the galaxy A51 yet but we know it will be a little expensive.

So except you need to have a phone with modern design, want to have a taste of how Android 10 feels like and/or you want to take photos of insects then there is really no need for you to upgrade from the galaxy A50s to galaxy A51. Maybe you should consider upgrading to the Samsung Galaxy A71 instead.

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