Samsung Galaxy A52, A52 5G, A72: Specs + pricing roundup

This story was originally published on March 17, 2021, and last updated on March 18, 2021.

Samsung has just updated its midrange series with the new Galaxy A52, A52 5G, and A72. The Galaxy A series is the company’s way to give its customers access to some key technologies usually found in its flagship. There is also a youthful element to this line, as it is designed for more social media-savvy users.

What can you expect with the three new devices?

Source: Samsung

Affordable price

This is how much the new Galaxy A phones will set you back:

  • Samsung Galaxy A52: PHP 18,990
  • Samsung Galaxy A52 5G: PHP 23,990
  • Samsung Galaxy A72: PHP 23,990

Samsung Philippines will be offering two special promotions for the new phones. Starting March 18 until April 4, any Galaxy A52 5G purchased on Samsung.com will come with a free Galaxy Buds+ worth PHP 5,990. Those who buy the Galaxy A72, Galaxy A52 5G, and Galaxy A52 from Samsung Authorized Online Stores will receive a free ITFIT Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker worth PHP 2,090.

All three phones will be available nationwide starting March 26.

Source: Samsung

Unified color design

Samsung goes for a minimalistic, soft look with these three phones. These phones don’t quite have that dramatic, eye-catching look of the flagship Galaxy S21 series, but these come in fun shades meant to attract stylish users. 

It has a unified color scheme for the phone’s body and its camera module, which is done in what Samsung calls a Matte Haze Finish. You can get any of the three phones in Awesome Blue, Awesome White, Awesome Violet, and Awesome Black.

Samsung Galaxy A72 (Source: Samsung)

Capable cameras

Samsung arms the three hands with a quad-camera setup at the back and a single 32-megapixel selfie shooter in front. The Galaxy A52, A52 5G, and A72 all have a 64-megapixel main sensor, 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens, and 5-megapixel macro sensor. The Galaxy A52 and A52 5G have a 5-megapixel depth sensor, which is swapped for an 8-megapixel telephoto lens on the Galaxy A72 with a 3x optical zoom and 30x Space Zoom.

The company equips all the primary lenses and the telephoto lens with optical image stabilization so you can get sharp and steady photos and videos. These handsets also get Samsung features like 4K video snap, Scene Optimizer, Pro video mode, Quick take, AR Emoji, customized filters, and many more.

Thanks to a partnership with Snapchat, these new photos get a new Fun Mode, which builds in signature Snapchat AR lenses into the Camera app. The Galaxy A72 and A52 will have the Fun Mode feature built-in, while the Galaxy A52 5G will get it through a future software update. 

Better screens

At the very least, Samsung’s new handsets all get better than the standard 60Hz refresh rate for screens. The 6.5-inch A52 and 6.7-inch A72 get 90Hz refresh rate screens, while the 6.5-inch Galaxy A52 5G offers a 120Hz refresh rate.

All of these are Super AMOLED Infinity-O displays with 800nit displays for bright and crisp screens. For those who use their phone late into the night, Samsung also equips them with the Eye Comfort Shield tech.

Samsung Galaxy A52 (Source: Samsung)

Gets the basics down

The Galaxy A52, A52 5G, and A72 all get the essentials you’d expect from Samsung phones. These three are IP67 rated for water and dust resistance, protected by Samsung Knox, and get front-facing stereo speakers with a 43% volume increase from their predecessors.

The Galax A52 and A72 are powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G chipset, while the A52 5G runs on a Snapdragon 750G processor. RAM maxes out at 8GB, while storage options are either 128GB or 256GB for the Galaxy A52 and 256GB for the A52 5G and A72 with an expansion of up to 1TB via microSD.

As a Samsung device, the Galaxy A52, A52 5G, and A72 all work within the Samsung ecosystem (Source: Samsung)

All three phones run on Android 11-based One UI 3.1. These are poised to get software updates for three generations and a minimum of four years of security updates after their release, promising you to get long-term use out of any of these devices.

Samsung arms the three phones with long-lasting batteries. The two Galaxy A52 phones get 4,500mAh batteries, while the Galaxy A72 gets a 5,000mAh one. You can get up to two days of use with the help of their AI battery management options. It offers 25W wired fast-charging, too.

Source: Samsung

If you just want to a quick look at all the specs, you can see that over here:

Samsung Galaxy A52Samsung Galaxy A52 5GSamsung Galaxy A72
DISPLAY6.5″ FHD+ Super AMOLED
2,400 x 1,080
90Hz refresh rate
Infinity-O Display
800nits
6.5″ FHD+ Super AMOLED
2,400 x 1,080
120Hz refresh rate
Infinity-O Display
800nits
6.7″ FHD+ Super AMOLED
2,400 x 1,080
90Hz refresh rate
Infinity-O Display
800nits
PROCESSORQualcomm Snapdragon 720GQualcomm Snapdragon 750GQualcomm Snapdragon 720G
OPERATING SYSTEMOne UI 3.1 based on Android 11One UI 3.1 based on Android 11One UI 3.1 based on Android 11
RAM + STORAGE 4/6/8GB RAM
128/256GB internal + up to 1TB via microSD
6/8GB RAM
256GB internal + up to 1TB via microSD
6/8GB RAM
256GB internal + up to 1TB via microSD
REAR CAMERAS64MP main
12MP ultra-wide angle
5MP macro
5MP depth
64MP main
12MP ultra-wide angle
5MP macro
5MP depth
64MP main
12MP ultra-wide angle
8MP tele (3x optical zoom)
5MP macro
FRONT CAMERA32MP32MP32MP
AUDIOStereo speakers
Dolby Atmos
Music share & Buds together
Stereo speakers
Dolby Atmos
Music share & Buds together
Stereo speakers
Dolby Atmos
Music share & Buds together
CONNECTIVITYLTE
Dual SIM (hybrid tray)
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 + 5GHz)
Bluetooth 5.0
USB Type-C
GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo
NFC
5G
Dual SIM (hybrid tray)
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 + 5GHz)
Bluetooth 5.0
USB Type-C
GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo
NFC
LTE
Dual SIM (hybrid tray)
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 + 5GHz)
Bluetooth 5.0
USB Type-C
GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo
NFC
BATTERY4,500mAh
25W fast-charging
4,500mAh
25W fast-charging
5,000mAh
25W fast-charging
OTHER FEATURESOn-screen fingerprint
IP67 water- & dust-resistance
On-screen fingerprint
IP67 water- & dust-resistance
On-screen fingerprint
IP67 water- & dust-resistance
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT159.9 x 75.1 x 8.4mm, 189g159.9 x 75.1 x 8.4mm, 189g165 x 77.4 x 8.4mm, 203g
COLORSAwesome Blue
Awesome White
Awesome Violet
Awesome Black
Awesome Blue
Awesome White
Awesome Violet
Awesome Black
Awesome Blue
Awesome White
Awesome Violet
Awesome Black
PRICINGPHP 18,990 (8GB)PHP 23,990 (8GB)PHP 23,990 (8GB)

After checking Samsung’s local website, we wanted to update you on the options available in the Philippines:

  • The Samsung Galaxy A52 comes in the 8GB + 256GB option for PHP 18,990. The color options available are: Awesome Black, Blue, and White.
  • The Samsung Galaxy A52 5G also comes in the same configuration as the standard A52 for PHP 23,990. But it is only available in Awesome Black.
  • The Samsung Galaxy A72 is also available in the same configuration and price as the A52 5G with 8GB + 256GB for PHP 23,990. It comes in all four shades: Awesome Black, Blue, White, and Violet.

Buy the Samsung Galaxy A52 HERE. *

Buy the Samsung Galaxy A72 HERE.


UPDATE 1: 2021/03/18 8:44 A.M. GMT+8 BY NICOLE BATAC

Added pricing and availability info



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