Samsung Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A72 offer high refresh rate displays and 64MP OIS cameras

Samsung Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A72 offer high refresh rate displays and 64MP OIS cameras

Samsung is lifting curtains from three new smartphones today as the South Korean giant continues to push for dominance in the mid-range segment across the globe. The Galaxy A52, Galaxy A52 5G, and Galaxy A72 are the latest entrants in the Galaxy A portfolio and bring notable improvements over their predecessors, including a switch to a higher refresh rate display, improved cameras, and bigger batteries. Let’s take a look at all three devices and find out what they bring to the table.

Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A52 5G: Specifications

SpecificationSamsung Galaxy A52 4GSamsung Galaxy A52 5G
Build
  • Plastic back
  • Plastic frame
  • Plastic back
  • Plastic frame
Dimensions & Weight
  • 75.1 x 159.9 x 8.4mm
  • 189g
  • 75.1 x 159.9 x 8.4mm
  • 189g
Display
  • 6.5-inch FHD+ SuperAMOLED (1080 x 2400)
  • 407PPI
  • 90Hz refresh rate
  • Infinity-O display (centered hole-punch cutout)
  • 800nits peak brightness
  • Eye Care Display low blue light certification
  • 6.5-inch FHD+ SuperAMOLED (1080 x 2400)
  • 407PPI
  • 120Hz refresh rate
  • Infinity-O display (centered hole-punch cutout)
  • 800nits peak brightness
  • Eye Care Display low blue light certification
SoC
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G
    • 2x cores @2.3GHz + 6x cores @1.8GHz
  • Adreno 618 GPU
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G
    • 2x cores @2.2GHz + 6x cores @1.8GHz
  • Adreno 619
RAM & Storage
  • 4GB + 128GB
  • 6GB + 128GB
  • 8GB + 256GB
  • 6GB + 128GB
  • 8GB + 256GB
Battery & Charging
  • 4,500mAh
  • 25W fast wired charging
  • 15W charger included
  • 4,500mAh
  • 25W fast wired charging
  • 15W charger included
SecurityIn-display fingerprint scanner In-display fingerprint scanner
Rear Camera(s)
  • Primary: 64MP Sony IMX686 f/1.8, OIS, AF, tetra-binning
  • Secondary: 12MP f/2.2, ultra-wide, FF
  • Tertiary: 5MP f/2.4, macro, FF
  • Quaternary: 5MP f/2.4, depth sensor, FF
  • Primary: 64MP Sony IMX686 f/1.8, OIS, AF, tetra-binning
  • Secondary: 12MP f/2.2, ultra-wide, FF
  • Tertiary: 5MP f/2.4, macro, FF
  • Quaternary: 5MP f/2.4, depth sensor, FF
Front Camera(s)32MP f/2.2, FF32MP f/2.2, FF
Port(s)
  • USB Type-C
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • USB Type-C
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
AudioStereo speakers with Dolby AtmosStereo speakers with Dolby Atmos
Connectivity
  • LTE
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band WiFi
  • NFC
  • MST (Not available in India)
  • GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo
  • 5G
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band WiFi
  • NFC
  • MST
  • GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo
SoftwareOne UI 3.1 based on Android 11One UI 3.1 based on Android 11
Other Features
  • IP 67 water and dust resistance
  • Samsung SmartThings Find
  •  IP 67 water and dust resistance
  • Samsung SmartThings Find

Starting with the Galaxy A52, there are two models: the standard A52 and a 5G variant. Both phones share the same hardware on the inside, with the refresh rate and 5G support being the only real differences. On the Galaxy A52, you get a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED display with a 90Hz screen refresh rate and 800nits peak brightness. The Galaxy A52 5G has the same 6.5-inch panel but pairs it with a 120Hz refresh rate.

On the back, we have four cameras arranged in a minimal camera housing. The primary shooter has been upgraded from 48MP to 64MP with OIS. However, the 12MP ultra-wide, 5MP depth, and macro lenses and the 32MP front are unchanged from the last model.

The Galaxy A52 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor featuring 2x cores running at 2.3GHz frequency and 6x cores clocked at 1.8GHz clock-speed, coupled with 4GB/6GB/8GB RAM and 128GB/256GB storage. Meanwhile, the Galaxy A52 5G is fueled by the Snapdragon 750G processor.

Samsung Galaxy A52 4G Forums ||| Samsung Galaxy A52 5G Forums

Both phones pack a 4,500mAh battery, up from the 4,000mAh cell on the Galaxy A51. Rounding up the rest of the specifications are dual speakers powered by Dolby Atmos, an in-display fingerprint reader, microSD card slot, IP67 water and dust protection, and a 3.5mm audio jack. Samsung also promises 3 generations of OS upgrades and 4 years of security updates.

Pricing and Availability

The Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A52 5G come in Black, White, Blue, and Violet colors. The Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A52 5G go on sale in the UK and Europe starting today at a starting price of €349 and €429, respectively.

    Samsung Galaxy A52 5G
    The Galaxy A52 5G is the latest mid-ranger from Samsung, bringing along features like a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, the Snapdragon 750G SoC, a 64MP quad camera setup, IP67 water and dust resistance, and more, in an easy-to-handle polycarbonate body.

In India, the Galaxy A52 4G will be priced at ₹26,499 for the 6GB + 128GB variant, while the 8GB + 128GB variant will cost you ₹27,999. No information has been shared regarding the availability of the 5G variant, so we can presume so far that it will not come to India.


Samsung Galaxy A72: Specifications

SpecificationSamsung Galaxy A72
Build
  • Plastic back
  • Plastic frame
Dimensions & Weight
  • 77.4 x 165.0 x 8.4mm.
  • 203g
Display
  • 6.7-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED (1080 x 2400)
  • 394 PPI
  • 90Hz screen refresh
  • Infinity-O display (centered hole-punch cutout)
  • 800nits peak brightness
  • Eye Care Display low blue light certification
SoC
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G
    • 2x cores @2.3GHz + 6x cores @1.8GHz
  • Adreno 618 GPU
RAM & Storage
  • 6GB + 128GB
  • 8GB + 256GB
Battery & Charging
  • 5,000mAh
  • 25W fast wired charging
  • 15W charger included
SecurityIn-display fingerprint scanner
Rear Camera(s)
  • Primary: 64MP Sony IMX686 f/1.8, OIS, AF, tetra-binning
  • Secondary: 12MP f/2.2, ultra-wide, FF
  • Tertiary: 8MP f/2.4, telephoto, 3x optical zoom, OIS, AF
  • Quaternary: 5MP f/2.4 ,depth sensor, FF
Front Camera(s)32MP f/2.2, FF
Port(s)
  • USB Type-C
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
AudioStereo speakers with Dolby Atmos
Connectivity
  • LTE
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band WiFi
  • NFC
  • MST (Not available in India)
  • GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo
SoftwareOne UI 3.1 based on Android 11
Other Features
  • IP 67 water and dust resistance
  • Samsung SmartThings Find

A direct successor to the Galaxy A71 of last year, the Galaxy A72 has many exciting upgrades. The device packs a 6.7-inch 90Hz Super AMOLED display in a body measuring 77.4 x 165.0 x 8.4mm. Moving to the back, the Galaxy A72 offers a quad-camera setup consisting of a 64MP primary shooter, a 12MP ultra-wide camera, an 8MP telephoto lens with 3x lossless zoom, and a 5MP macro lens. The primary and telephoto cameras both feature Optical Image Stabilization.

Galaxy A72 colors

Under the hood, the Galaxy A72 is powered by a Snapdragon 720G octa-core processor, paired with 6GB/8GB RAM and 128GB/256GB storage.

A 5,000mAh battery keeps the phone up and running, while an IP67 rating protects against dust and water spills. Other notable highlights of the Galaxy A72 include an in-display fingerprint scanner, microSD card expansion, dual speakers with Dolby Atmos audio enhancements, a 3.5mm audio jack, and Samsung’s Knox security suite. Like the Galaxy A52 series, the Galaxy A72 also gets 3 generations of OS upgrades and 4 years of security updates.

Samsung Galaxy A72 4G Forums 

Pricing and Availability

The Galaxy A72 comes in the same color options as the Galaxy A52: Black, White, Blue, and Violet. The device is priced at €449 and will be available in the UK and Europe starting today.

    Samsung Galaxy A72 4G
    The Galaxy A72 4G is a promising mid-ranger from Samsung, bringing along features like a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate, the Snapdragon 720G SoC, a 64MP quad-camera setup, IP67 water and dust resistance, and more, in an easy-to-handle polycarbonate body.

In India, the Galaxy A72 will be priced at ₹34,499 for the 8GB + 128GB variant, while the 8GB + 256GB variant will cost you ₹37,999.

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