Samsung announces the Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A72 in four Awesome colors

Galaxy A72 in all four colors white purple blue and black
Galaxy A72 in Awesome White, Awesome Violet, Awesome Blue, and Awesome Black

Today, Samsung is announcing the Galaxy A52, A52 5G, and A72, its upper mid-range devices that pack a bunch of cool features but at lower price points than the flagship Galaxy S series.

“Samsung strives to give consumers what they want and need most. That’s why we set out with a vision for the Galaxy A series to democratize Galaxy innovations for everyone,” said Dr. TM Roh, President and Head of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. “The Galaxy A52, A52 5G and A72 encapsulate the Galaxy brand philosophy with cutting-edge innovations, services and features at an accessible price.”

Lavender Galaxy A52 with tulips in the background
Galaxy A52

The Galaxy A52 series comes with 6.5-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED displays, while the A72 is 6.7 inches. Both the A52 and A72 come with 90Hz refresh rates, but the A52 5G goes up to 120Hz, so you're going to get a lot of smoothness. It's something that we've seen a lot on flagship phones, and indeed, 120Hz is still only being used by a handful of companies in their flagships. Obviously, Samsung is one of them.

And then there are the cameras. They all include the same 64MP f/1.8 main sensor with OIS, along with a 12MP f/2.2 ultra-wide fixed focus sensor and a 5MP f/2.4 macro lens. The A52 series comes with a 5MP depth sensor as well, and the A72 comes with an eight-megapixel 3x zoom lens with OIS. They include camera features like 4K Video Snap, which lets you take moments from 4K videos and turn them into 8MP images, and Scene Optimizer uses AI to give you the best settings for the thing you're shooting.

Galaxy A72 Galaxy Tab S7 S Pen Galaxy Buds Pro Galaxy Watch Active2 Galaxy SmartTag Galaxy Book Ion2
Galaxy A72, Galaxy Tab S7+, S Pen, Galaxy Buds Pro, Galaxy Watch Active2, Galaxy SmartTag, Galaxy Book Ion2

That's not all, of course. Samsung is touting two-day battery life with a 4,500mAh battery on the A52 and a 5,000mAh battery on the A72, and that goes along with the "hyper fast 5G" that on the Galaxy A52 5G. They come with stereo speakers, they're IP67 rated for water resistance, and they support expandable storage up to 1TB.

Specification Galaxy A52 Galaxy A52 5G Galaxy A72
Display 6.5” FHD+ Super AMOLED
Infinity-O Display (1080 x 2400)
407 ppi
90 Hz refresh rate
6.5” FHD+ Super AMOLED
Infinity-O Display (1080 x2400)
407 ppi
120 Hz refresh rate
6.7” FHD+ Super AMOLED
Infinity-O Display (1080 x 2400) 394 ppi
90 Hz refresh rate
Dimension and Weight 75.1 x 159.9 x 8.4mm
189g
77.4 x 165.0 x 8.4mm
203g
Camera [Rear]
Main: 64MP OIS AF (F1.8, 0.8µm)
Ultra Wide: 12MP FF (F2.2, 1.12µm)
Macro: 5MP FF (F2.4, 1.12µm)
Depth: 5MP FF (F2.4, 1.12µm)

*Zoom
Digital Zoom up to 10X

[Front]
32MP FF (F2.2, 0.8µm)

[Rear]
Main: 64MP OIS AF (F1.8, 0.8µm)
Ultra Wide: 12MP FF (F2.2, 1.12µm)
Macro: 5MP FF (F2.4, 1.12µm)
Tele(3x): 8MP OIS AF (F2.4, 1.0µm)

*Zoom
Digital Zoom up to 30X
Optical Zoom at 3X

[Front]
32MP FF (F2.2, 0.8µm)

AP Octa-Core (2×2.3 GHz + 6×1.8 GHz) Octa-Core (2×2.2 GHz + 6×1.8 GHz) Octa-Core (2×2.3 GHz + 6×1.8 GHz)
Memory RAM: 4/6/8GB
ROM: 128/256GB
RAM: 6/8GB
ROM: 128/256GB​
RAM: 6/8GB
ROM: 128/256GB
Expandable Memory and SIM card 2 slots (SIM 1 + Hybrid)
MicroSD: Up to 1TB
Battery 4,500mAh 5,000mAh
Charging 25W Fast Charging
OS Android 11
Network LTE 5G Sub6 FDD, 5G Sub6 TDD LTE
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4G+5GHz)
Bluetooth v 5.0
USB Type 2.0-C
Location (GPS, Glonass, BeiDou, Galileo)
Payment NFC
MST
Sensors Accelerometer, Fingerprint sensor, Gyro sensor, Geomagnetic sensor, Hall sensor, Light sensor, Virtual Proximity sensor
Authentication Lock type: Pattern, PIN, password
Biometric lock type: Face Recognition, Fingerprint sensor
Audio [Stereo speakers sound by AKG]
Surround sound with Dolby Atmos technology

[Ultra high quality audio playback]
UHQ 24-bit
PCM: Up to 24 bits

[Audio playback format]
MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA

[Bluetooth]
Dual Audio: Connect two Bluetooth devices to the Galaxy A52, A52 5G, and A72 to play audio through the two devices simultaneously.
* The two connected devices may exhibit a slight difference in sound output.
Scalable Codec: Enhanced Bluetooth connection under ambient radio frequency interference.
* Available only for certain accessories made by Samsung.

Video [Video playback format]
MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM

[TV connection]
Wireless: Smart View (screen mirroring 1080p at 30fps)

Water Resistance IP67


Another thing that Samsung noted is that it's coming to three generations of software upgrades for the Galaxy A series, a commitment that it's already made for its flagship phones. It's worth noting that it ships with Android 11, as there are other companies like Motorola that are shipping mid-range phones with a last-gen version of the OS and only promising one generation of updates.

The Galaxy A52, Galaxy A52 5G, and Galaxy A72 are all going to be available in Awesome Violet, Awesome Blue, Awesome Black, and Awesome White.

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