Details of the successor to Samsung’s hugely popular smartphone, the Galaxy A51, have leaked, hinting at the possible upgrades planned for the device dubbed the Galaxy A52 5G. Guessing from the images and the details posted by prolific leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer (OnLeaks), the device is expected to see incremental updates.
As for the design, the phone is expected to largely maintain its predecessor’s looks by offering a “glasstic” back – a glossy plastic material that the firm has been using on select devices – along with a metallic frame. The rectangular camera housing sports a quad-camera setup, details of which were currently unknown. It will be interesting to see if the South Korean giant introduces a telephoto lens in the Galaxy A52 in the place of the macro lens or the depth sensor.
At the front, the display is expected to be identical to the A51, coming in at 6.5-inches with a centered hole-punch cutout for the front-facing camera and an under-display fingerprint sensor. The device is also said to retain the 3.5mm headphone jack, which will be a welcome feature for most buyers.
As for the dimensions, the phone is said to be slightly thicker than its predecessor – at 8.4mm as opposed to 7.9 mm – and is expected to house a larger camera bump. While it is not clear what the reason for the added bulk is, it will be interesting to see if the firm packs premium features such as optical image stabilization for its mid-range offering, something that it is rumored to be bringing to the Galaxy A72 next year.
There is no information on the expected launch timelines for the device and if the mid-ranger will be sold in international markets without support for 5G. Regardless, like the leaker mentions, it looks like Samsung wants to cash in on a winning formula and does not wish to tweak that formula too much with the Galaxy A52 5G.