Today, Samsung announced that its array of 2021 Galaxy A smartphones are coming to the United States. Among the mid-range options, which support 5G, are the Galaxy A32, Galaxy A42, and Galaxy A52. On the entry-level side of things, it's introducing the Galaxy A02s and Galaxy A12.
“Over the past year, we’ve come to rely on our phones more than ever to keep us connected and provide some much-needed fun and entertainment,” said Drew Blackard, vice president of mobile product management at Samsung Electronics America. “The 2021 Galaxy A series delivers all of that. These are the perfect smartphones for anyone who wants the quality and innovation synonymous with Samsung at a great price.”
In fact, the Galaxy A32 5G, powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 720 chipset, is Samsung's first sub-$300 5G smartphone. And all of the 5G handsets have 4K video recording features like 4K Video Snap, which lets you take a picture from your 4K videos. They also come with this like fast charging, microSD expansion, and Adaptive Power Saving.
The Galaxy A52 5G is at the top of the pack, obviously, and it actually has a 6.5-inch FHD 120Hz Super AMOLED display, whereas the A42 has a 60Hz Super AMOLED screen and the A32 has a 90Hz LCD. The A52 comes with a 64MP main sensor that has OIS and a 12MP ultra-wide lens, along with 6GB RAM and 128GB of storage. The cameras on the A32 and A42 aren't quite as high-resolution, with 48MP main sensors and 8MP ultra-wide sensors.
The Galaxy A52 5G starts at $499.99, the A42 5G starts at $399.99, and the A32 5G starts at $279.99. The A12 and A02s start at $179.99 and $109.99, respectively, and pack 3GB or 2GB of RAM with 32GB of storage. The A42 is available tomorrow, while the rest are available on the 9th.
It's worth noting that this is a market that LG just exited from, being that it just shut down its smartphone business entirely. OnePlus is trying to enter the entry-level to mid-range market with its Nord brand, and Motorola plays in it with its Moto E and Moto G brands.