The A52 comes in two flavors – 4G and 5G – while the A72 arrived only as a 4G phone. Let’s have a closer look at the new models.
Samsung Galaxy A52 and A52 5G
The Samsung Galaxy A52 is the smaller of the two phones. It has a flat 6.5” display and weighs in at 189grams with a battery that should last 2 days between charges.
The display is a Super AMOLED panel with 1080p+ resolution and a high refresh rate – 90Hz for the 4G model and 120Hz on the 5G version. In High Brightness Mode this panel can reach 800 nits of brightness for better visibility even in bright sunlight.
The display is protected by a sheet of Gorilla Glass 5, the rest of the phone has additional protection in place to earn it an IP67 rating (dust tight, submersion up to 1m of water for 30 minutes).
The phone’s heart is its camera. The main module features a 64MP sensor with an f/1.8 aperture. It has Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and Tetra-binning tech – Samsung’s name for Quad Bayer. With it enabled, four 0.8µm pixels are combined into one. In its default mode, the camera outputs 16MP binned photos, but you can take full resolution 64MP shots as well.
Night Mode shoots 12 frames and combines them into one bright image with little noise. The OIS helps keeps things stable while Night Mode is doing its thing. The main camera can record 4K videos at 30 fps.
The Galaxy A52 has a 4,500mAh battery and comes with a 15W charger in the box (unlike the pricier S-series). The phone supports 25W charger too – if you have one, you can fill the battery from 0% to 50% in half an hour.
If you pick the 4G model, you will get 4GB of RAM as standard, but can go up to 6GB and 8GB. The 5G model drops the 4GB option, there you can choose between 6GB and 8GB. Either way, base storage is 128GB and you can go up to 256GB if you want, but keep in mind that there’s a microSD slot available if you don’t need fast storage.
The Samsung Galaxy A72 will be available soon, starting at €450/£420. This is for the 6/128GB model, you can also go for the an 8/256GB option (as a reminder, there’s a microSD slot available). Check it out on Samsung.com.