The Samsung Galaxy A71 5G UW for Verizon has been unveiled, and the phone is already up for pre-order at a promo price of $15 per month for 25 months on an unlimited plan. This will give you a total of $360 while its regular retail price is $650. This actually means that once the promo is over, the price of the phone will spike up to $27.09 per month, which gives a sum total of $650.
Starting from July 16, 2020, buyers will be able to pick up their phones from any Verizon location. The carrier tagged the Samsung Galaxy A71 5G UW as the most affordable 5G Ultra “Widebrand smartphone”. You can also get up to $250 in credit towards the new phone by trading in an old phone.
UW stands for Ultra Widebrand, which is what Verizon calls its mmWave network. At the moment, there is coverage in 35 cities. mmWave can hit speeds over 1 gigabit per second, but is limited to only the densest urban areas as the signal can’t travel very far.
The Samsung Galaxy A71 5G UW will also be able to connect to Verizon’s low-band 5G network – this will not be much faster than current 4G networks but has significantly wider coverage than mmWave. The low-band 5G network will be activated later this year.
The Samsung Galaxy A71 5G UW memory capacity is 8GB RAM and 128GB storage, plus up to 1TB more in the form of a microSD card. For comparison, the vanilla A71 5G starts at 6/128 GB and has an MSRP of $600 (but you can grab one from Samsung.com for $430 right now).
The rest features remain unchanged, which includes a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED screen, 4500mAh battery with 25W charging, and the cameras. It has four cameras on the back, starting with the 64MP main camera, 12MP ultra-wide, 5MP macro, and 5MP depth sensor. The front-facing camera has 32MP sensor.