Three new Galaxy A series phones: Everything Samsung announced at its ‘awesome’ eventMarch 17, 2021
Samsung on Wednesday held anevent for its new Galaxy A series of affordable phones. The event follows January’s Unpacked event where the and were launched. Due to the , Samsung streamed the event, which consisted of a prerecorded video.
Samsung wanted to bring “awesome to everyone” and showed off three new Galaxy A series phones: the A52, A52 5G and A72. US prices haven’t been announced but European pricing ranges from 349 to 449 euros, which converts to about $415 to $535, (AU$540-AU$690). In the UK, the Galaxy A52 5G is available now for £399 and the A72 for £419. The regular A52 isn’t on sale there.
Last year was the first time Samsung introduced the 4G LTE phones that started at just $110 for the Galaxy A10 and topped out at $400 and two models, the and the . Even with prices converted, the new phones seem to be more affordable than their 2020 counterparts, and should be even lower given European prices include tax., with four
The 6.5-inch Galaxy A52 is the most affordable phone of the trio. It packs a 4,500-mAh battery, 25-watt fast charging and an IP67 rating for water and dust resistance. It works on 4G LTE — there’s no support for 5G. It has a 32-megapixel selfie camera and four rear-facing cameras: 64-megapixel wide-angle, 12-megapixel ultrawide, 5-megapixel macro and a 5-megapixel depth camera with 10x digital zoom. The display has a FHD Plus resolution, a 90Hz refresh rate and a tiny hole punched out that houses the selfie camera. Like the A52 5G and A72, it comes in violet, blue, black and white.
Galaxy A52 5G
There is a second version of the Galaxy A52 with 5G aptly named the Galaxy A52 5G. It has all the same features as the regular A52 except it comes with a higher price, 5G support and a higher refresh rate screen — 120Hz instead of 90Hz on the A52 and A72. It will work on any carrier that offers sub-6GHz 5G, which is slower than millimeter-wave 5G, but more reliable.
The 6.7-inch Galaxy A72 is the biggest of the three phones announced and packs a few upgraded specs from the A52 and A52 5G. It has a larger 5,000-mAh battery and an 8-megapixel telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom, but the same 90Hz high refresh-rate as the A52. The A72 only works on 4G LTE, and costs the most out of the three phones.
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