Within the current generation of phones, many devices are coming out with 5G support and many others are being relaunched as a 5G variant. This shouldn’t be a problem, but for a variety of reasons, smartphone companies have made several modifications in some of those 5G variants which changed not only the connectivity but also things that affect us much more, such as size and place of the camera.
Let’s take the Samsung Galaxy A71 as an example here. As you might have already noticed, we sell cases for that device:
But the Samsung Galaxy A71 has a 5G variant, which is called Samsung Galaxy A71 5G. Since they have similar names, you’d think that we are talking about two identical devices, but that’s not the case here. Here is a comparison from GSMArena:
Notice how the size slightly changes between them. That difference is already sufficient to make Galaxy A71 cases incompatible with the Galaxy A71 5G.
There are many devices in a similar situation and, unfortunately, we have no way to address all of them. So here are the general guidelines to prevent you from ordering the wrong case because of 5G:
- All of our cases refer to the global standard version of each device. If a phone has two variants (4G and 5G) that differ in size, our case will support the 4G version;
- 5G variants will have “5G” explicitly written in their names. The 5G variant of the Galaxy A71 will be called “Galaxy A71 5G”, meaning the “Galaxy A71” cases will only work with the 4G Galaxy A71;
- Phones that don’t have different variants because their standard version is already 5G will be called by their normal names (without the “5G” addition), e.g. “Galaxy S20”.