Hot summer. Cool phone.

By: Katie Regner

A super affordable new 5G phone; our summer media tour heats up; plus, Andy tries to leave his house.

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Happy Thursday, everyone! Today, we’re talking about one of the coolest and most affordable devices that will enhance your summer.

Our lowest-priced 5G phone yet.

George introduced us to the new Samsung A71 5G UW, which offers plenty of amazing features -- including access to our 5G Ultra Wideband network -- at an ultra affordable price. Other highlights include:

  • A 6.7-inch Super AMOLED Infinity Display
  • Four powerful cameras, including a 64-megapixel main lens, 12-megapixel wide lens, 5-megapixel macro, and a 5-megapixel depth camera, as well as a 32-megapixel selfie shooter.
  • 128GB of storage, 8GB of RAM
  • 4,500mAh battery and super-fast charging

You can pre-order the new phone online starting today for $649.99. Find out more information here.

Spreading the word

Our media team is stopping by news stations around the country -- albeit virtually -- to talk about the latest technology, trends and offers. Look for Diana Alvear, David Weissmann and others on your local TV stations.

Andy is going… somewhere?

There’s someone on the team who still wants to hit the road non-virtually. This summer, Andy’s planning to head out to some of our 5G cities, as well as some others. So, what’s Andy thinking? Stay tuned to Up To Speed to find out.

Enough about us...

Finally, we want to know how you’re spending your summer and what tech you’re using to enhance the experience. Send your photos to

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About the author(s):

Katie is a member of the Verizon Corporate Communications team and a regular host of Up To Speed. She's a new mom with a passion for show tunes trying to keep up with the latest trends in tech.

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