Samsung launched Galaxy A51 and Galaxy A71 earlier this year in India. Due to GST (Goods & Services Tax) hike on mobile phones, the price of these smartphones was increased in April. But now, after five months, they get a permanent price cut of up to ₹2,000 ($27).
The Galaxy A51 is one of the best-selling smartphones worldwide ever since it released. Though it pales in comparison with devices from other brands in its price segment in countries like India, it still manages to keep up with the competition with the help of brand identity.
This handset launched in the month of January in India in a single 6GB + 128GB storage configuration for a price tag of ₹23,999 ($326). In April, this amount was increased to ₹25,250 ($343). Then, in May, the company launched a new storage variant of the device with 8GB + 128GB configuration for ₹27,999 ($381).
Now, the price of the base variant has returned to its original amount of ₹23,999 (₹1,250 off). On the other hand, the higher variant now retails for ₹25,999 (₹2,000 off).
Similarly, South Korean tech giant launched the Galaxy A71 in India in February for ₹29,999 ($408). Unlike the previous device, this handset is still only available in a sole 8GB + 128GB variant. The price of which was incremented to ₹31,999 ($435) in April. But, its price tag has been lowered to 30,999 (₹1,000), which is still more than its launch price.
The permanent price cut of these two Samsung handsets in India comes after the launch of Galaxy M51. Though we haven’t tested out the Galaxy M51 yet, it is better than the Galaxy A51 and Galaxy A71, at least in terms of specifications.
However, these two Galaxy A series phones are eligible to get three generations of Android updates and they even run proper One UI with support for Samsung Pay, features from Galaxy S20 series, and a new feature called AltZLife.
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