Samsung launches its new A-team: the Galaxy A52, A52 5G and A72

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Samsung’s best-selling phones typically don’t come from the S-range. It’s the more affordable A-series that sells more because they’re… well, more affordable. And there are three new additions to that lineup: the Galaxy A52, Galaxy A52 5G and the Galaxy A72.

And, as usual, we’ve got all of the details concerning these devices — besides pricing. That’ll take us just a little extra time to iron out.

The Galaxy A52, A52 5G

Samsung’s Galaxy A52 pair are alike in a lot of ways. They share most of the base specs, like camera tech, display size and battery capacity, but there are a few key differences. In the screen, for one. 5G, for the other, but we’ll let you figure out which phone has that feature. Hint: it’s only one of them.

Both handsets include a 6.5in 1,080 x 2,400 Super AMOLED display, but the Galaxy A52 5G goes one better. The stock handset operates at 90Hz, but the 5G version of the phone operates at 120Hz — the same as Samsung’s headliners. There’s the same octa-core processor at the heart of all three smartphones, with two 2.3GHz performance cores and six 1.8Ghz efficiency cores.

Both phones have the same dimensions, the same front-facing camera (a huge 32MP f/2.2 sensor) and the rear quad-camera arrangement. Both sport a 64MP main lens (f/1.8) with optical image stabilisation and autofocus, a 12MP ultrawide (f/2.2) and dual 5MP sensors (both f/2.4), one for depth and one for macro. Both handsets also support Samsung’s 10x digital zoom — which isn’t quite as sexy as Samsung’s optical zoom but… we’ll get to that.

A 4,500mAh battery is another mutual feature, as is 25W fast charging and a microSD slot. The stock Galaxy A52 arrives with 4GB, 6GB or 8GB versions, with either 128GB or 256GB storage options. The Galaxy A52 5G only has 6GB and 8GB versions, but matches up on the storage side.

The Galaxy A72

The larger of the phones is both better, and a little worse, than the Galaxy A52 5G. It sports a 6.7in Super AMOLED display (also 1,080 x 2,400 — so technically the A52 will look better. A bit) running at 90Hz. The same front-facing camera sensor is in place, that octa-core is at work inside here, and most of the rear camera configuration is intact here.

The 64MP sensor is here, as is the 12MP ultrawide and the 5MP macro. The fourth sensor is an 8MP telephoto, which enables 3x optical zoom and which includes optical image stabilisation. 6GB/8GB RAM versions are set to be available, with either 128GB or 256GB of storage. Based on the local store, we’re only getting the 128GB versions here at home.

There’s a 5,000mAh battery here, so it should go all day, and 25W fast charging in case it doesn’t. As with the other two handsets announced, Samsung’s newest upper-mid-ranger also ships with Android 11 and an IP67 rating. Waterproofing is so important these days.

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