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Samsung Galaxy A52 and A72 Unveiled – Making Premium Features More Accessible

by Aiman MaulanaMarch 17, 2021
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Samsung Galaxy A52 and A72 Unveiled - Making Premium Features More Accessible

At the Galaxy Awesome Unpacked 2021, the Samsung Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A72 smartphones were officially unveiled. These two are midrange smartphones designed to bring more premium features to a larger crowd, making them more accessible. Here’s what you need to know about them.

Samsung Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A72 Unveiled

Samsung Galaxy A52 First Impressions

For the most part, the Samsung Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A72 smartphones are almost identical to each other, with the most notable difference being the display size, the former having a 6.5-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity-O display whereas the latter has a slightly larger 6.7-inch one. Interestingly, both midrange smartphones have support for high refresh rate, up to 90Hz, which is said to work better than 120Hz on a typical LCD display. To reduce strain on the eyes, it also comes with Eye Comfort Shield.

Samsung Galaxy A52 and A72 Unveiled - Making Premium Features More Accessible

Both smartphones are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G which brings up to 15% additional GPU power over the base SoC. They also come with a quad-camera system, with the only difference between the two is that the Samsung Galaxy A52 has a 5MP depth sensor whereas the larger Galaxy A72 comes with an 8MP telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom. The shared cameras are a 64MP f/1.8 wide angle camera, 12MP f/2.2 ultra-wide camera, and a 5MP f/2.4 macro camera. To improve on capture quality, you get optical image stabilization (OIS), Scene Optimizer, and an improved Night Mode. There’s also 4K Video Snap to take 4K resolution still images from videos.

Through the Samsung Galaxy ecosystem, you can seamlessly connect with devices for added convenience. This includes using the SmartThings app in conjunction with the Galaxy SmartTag to locate your belonging, Music Share to wirelessly sync to another device and enjoy songs together, and Quick Share to easily share photos and videos across devices. You can even make use of Private Share if you want more control of who you share your materials with.

Samsung Galaxy A52 and A72 Unveiled - Making Premium Features More Accessible

Apart from that, the Samsung Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A72 include a number of features to enhance your experience. This includes IP67 water and dust resistance, Samsung Knox, stereo speakers, expandable memory up to 1TB, large batteries, and software support for up to three generations.

Specifications

Model Samsung Galaxy A52 Samsung Galaxy A72
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
2 x Kryo 470 @ 2.3GHz + 6 x Kryo 470 @1.8GHz
8nm
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
2 x Kryo 470 @ 2.3GHz + 6 x Kryo 470 @1.8GHz
8nm
GPU Adreno 618 + 15% boost Adreno 618 + 15% boost
RAM 8GB 8GB
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz and 5GHz)
Bluetooth 5.0
USB Type-C
GPS, Glonass, BeiDou, Galileo
NFC
4G LTE
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz and 5GHz)
Bluetooth 5.0
USB Type-C
GPS, Glonass, BeiDou, Galileo
NFC
4G LTE
Storage 256GB UFS 2.1
Up to 1TB expandable storage (MicroSD)
256GB UFS 2.1
Up to 1TB expandable storage (MicroSD)
Display 6.5″ FHD+ (2400 x 1080) Super AMOLED Display, 407ppi
Eye Comfort Shield
Corning Gorilla Glass
Up to 90Hz Refresh Rate
6.7″ FHD+ (2400 x 1080) Super AMOLED Display, 394ppi
Eye Comfort Shield
Corning Gorilla Glass
Up to 90Hz Refresh Rate
Rear Camera 64MP f/1.8 wide angle camera, OIS AF
12MP f/2.2 ultrawide camera, 123°
5MP f/2.4 macro
5MP f/2.4 depth
4K Video Snap, Tetra Binning, Night, LED flash, HDR, panorama
[email protected], [email protected]/120fps, gyro-EIS
64MP f/1.8 wide angle camera, OIS AF
12MP f/2.2 ultrawide camera, 123°
5MP f/2.4 macro
8MP f/2.4 telephoto 3X
4K Video Snap, Tetra Binning, Night, LED flash, HDR, panorama
[email protected], [email protected]/120fps, gyro-EIS
Selfie Camera 32MP f/2.2 wide-angle selfie cam, HDR
[email protected], [email protected]
32MP f/2.2 wide-angle selfie cam, HDR
[email protected], [email protected]
Battery 4500mAh
25W Fast Charging
5000mAh
25W Fast Charging
OS One UI 3.1
Android 11
One UI 3.1
Android 11
Ingress Protection IP67 IP67
Dimensions 75.1 x 159.9 x 8.4 mm
189g
77.4 x 165 x 8.4 mm
203g

Samsung Galaxy A52 and A72 Unveiled - Making Premium Features More Accessible

Both the Samsung Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A72 smartphones will be available in Awesome Violet, Awesome Blue, Awesome Black, and Awesome White colour options. As for when it will be made available in Malaysia as well as retail prices, it will be announced later so stay tuned.

Pokdepinion: If you don’t need the raw power that flagships typically provide, these are definitely something worth looking up. It’s great that they’re bringing high refresh rate to more affordable devices.

About The Author
Aiman Maulana
Jack of all trades, master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one. YouTuber, video editor, tech head, and a wizard of gaming. What's up? :)