Following the successful launch of the Galaxy S21 flagship series in the global market, Samsung is now looking to expand their dominance in the mid-ranger segment with the launch of the Galaxy A52, Galaxy A52 5G and Galaxy A72 smartphones.
The latest devices continue to build upon the success of the A series smartphones by bringing awesome camera, awesome display and long-lasting battery life to its users at an affordable price point. Without further ado, let’s check out the latest A series members!
Samsung Galaxy A52
Starting with the most affordable model, the Samsung Galaxy A52 brings along a 6.5-inches Infinity-O Super AMOLED display that offers a FHD+ screen resolution, 90Hz refresh rate, as well as a peak brightness of 800 nits which keeps the screen visible under direct sunlight.
On top of that, its also equipped with an in-display fingerprint scanner and a 32 megapixels selfie camera. To make the front display more durable, its further protected by an additional layer of Corning Gorilla 5 to protect it against scratches or accidental drops. Most importantly, the phone also arrives with an IP67 rating.
Around the back of the device, there’s a sleek-looking rectangular camera island which houses a quad-camera setup alongside a LED flash. The rear cameras include a 64 megapixels primary shooter, 12 megapixels ultra-wide camera, 5 megapixels macro camera, as well as a 5 megapixels depth sensor.
Under the hood, the Samsung Galaxy A52 is helmed by an octa-core Snapdragon 720G chipset which will be coupled with up to 8GB RAM and 256GB onboard storage. If you find the storage insufficient for your usage, you’ll be glad to know that all three devices support microSD for memory expansion.
The Galaxy A52 draws power from a respectable 4,500mAh battery which is capable of delivering up to two-day usage. For rapid charging, it do offers up to 25W fast-charging support as well. Moving on, some might be thrilled to hear that the device actually has a 3.5mm headphone jack just like its other two siblings.
On the software-side, the device is shipped with the latest One UI 3.0 based on Android 11 OS. Its available in four different colorways including Awesome Blue, Awesome Black, Awesome White, as well as Awesome Purple.
As of now, the Galaxy A52 is not available in Singapore. Nonetheless, it comes with a starting price of €350 (US$417) in the European market.
Samsung Galaxy A52 5G
The Samsung Galaxy A52 5G is largely similar to the Galaxy A52 in terms of specs. However, there are several notable differences which set them apart.
Unlike the Galaxy A52, the A52 5G offers an even smoother 120Hz refresh rate while keeping the rest of the display’s specs unchanged. Next, its also powered by a bumped up Snapdragon 750G chipset over the Snapdragon 720G used in the Galaxy A52.
Likewise, it also goes without saying that the Galaxy A52 5G is also more advanced than than the Galaxy A52 in terms of connectivity since the latter lacks of 5G support. That’s pretty much all the differences between the two devices.
For those who’re interested, the Galaxy A52 5G is also available in Awesome Blue, Awesome Black, Awesome White, as well as Awesome Purple colorways. In Singapore, it’ll be priced at S$548 (US$407) and S$648 (US$481) respectively for its 8GB+128GB and 8GB+256GB models.
Samsung Galaxy A72
Coming to the Samsung Galaxy A72, the device has a slightly larger Infinity-O display which measures 6.7-inches diagonally. Other than that, you can expect the same FHD+ screen resolution, 90Hz refresh rate, 800 nits peak brightness, in-display fingerprint scanner and 32 megapixels selfie camera as the Galaxy A52.
For photography, the Galaxy A72 also has a total of four cameras at the back. Although features the same 64 megapixels primary shooter, 12 megapixels ultra-wide camera and 5 megapixels macro sensor, but it swaps the 5 megapixels depth sensor on the Galaxy A52 with a more useful 8 megapixels telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom and OIS stabalization. In fact, we’d seen how useful a 3x optical zoom can be during our Galaxy S21 Ultra review.
Under the hood, the Galaxy A72 is also powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 720G chipset with up to 8GB RAM and 256GB onboard storage in the memory department. As usual, its storage capacity can be further expanded via a microSD card as well.
Next, the device will be backed by a slightly larger 5,000mAh battery with 25W fast-charging support. It’ll also be offered in the same paint jobs including Awesome Blue, Awesome Black, Awesome White, as well as Awesome Purple.
At the moment, the Galaxy A72 is not available in Singapore as well. However, it do come with a starting price of €450 (US$536) for its 6GB+128GB variant in the European market.