Samsung Galaxy A52 (5G) & A72 presented: surprising
At today's Unpacked Event, Samsung presented its new mid-range A-series devices. They are the Samsung Galaxy A52, A52 5G, and A72. We have all the information about the new smartphones.
As the successor models to the very popular, but not surprisingly good, devices A51 & A71 last year, Samsung will really step on the gas in 2021.
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Although the three smartphones are priced quite differently, they have a lot in common in terms of specifications.
Starting with the design, because here you can hardly tell the difference between them. All devices use a similar design to the current S series on the back. The camera bar can hardly be seen and the individual lenses protrude visually from the matt plastic back. In addition, they have a straight display from the front with a central hole for the front camera.
With a resolution of 32 megapixels, this is identical for all devices, just like the main, ultra-wide-angle and macro cameras. In addition to a high resolution of 64 megapixels, the former also has optical image stabilization on all smartphones, which is particularly helpful for night shots. Like last year, the ultra-wide-angle camera has a resolution of 12 megapixels and the macro camera typically only has five. We will come to the fourth camera later.
All three smartphones only have a USB-C 2.0 port and a charging speed of 25W. In some cases, Xiaomi devices already offer more, but not with the IP certification, because all three devices are protected against the ingress of water and dust according to the IP67 standard. In addition, they all have stereo speakers and a microSD slot for storage expansion of up to one terabyte.
Screen - Fast and Faster
Of course, a Samsung smartphone shouldn't be weak when it comes to the screen. While all smartphones use Super AMOLED technology with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels, there are differences in the display diagonal. Here the Samsung Galaxy A72 with its 6,7 inches offers more than the two A52 with 6,5 inches. The refresh rate is also different. Only the A52 5G has a 120Hz refresh rate, the other two devices only have 90Hz.
The difference in the is particularly relevant Proprocessor. Again, the A52 5G has the advantage here, because it stands out with a Snapdragon 750G Proprocessor, which, in addition to supporting 5G, is also simply faster than the other two devices with Snapdragon 732G.
The fourth camera
While the first three cameras were identical, there are differences in the fourth. Here the A72 relies on a telephoto lens with eight megapixels, which enables a triple optical zoom. Meanwhile, the A52 & A52 5G only have one depth sensor.
A difference can also be seen in the battery capacity, because Samsung has installed a 52 mAh lithium-ion battery in the A52 & A5 4.500G, while the A72 has a 5.000 mAh lithium-ion battery.
Pricing, Storage & Availability
All three smartphones come in the basic version with 6 gigabytes of RAM and 128 gigabytes of mass storage. However, you can also get 50 gigabytes of RAM and 8 gigabytes of ROM for a surcharge of 256 euros each.
The A52 starts at 349 euros, the 5G version at 429 euros and the Samsung Galaxy A72 starts at 449 euros in Germany. The current pre-order campaign even includes the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus headphones.
You can buy the devices on Amazon, among others: