Samsung adds to its affordable smartphone line-up

March 31, 2021

Samsung has doubled down on its efforts to offer a more budget-friendly alternative to its flagship Galaxy S range, releasing a line-up of three smart phones that are described as blurring the lines “between affordable phones and some of the very best phones on the market”.

The Samsung Galaxy A52, A52 5G, and A72 are the latest additions to the Galaxy stable after being unveiled at the most recent Samsung Unpacked on March 17.

So, what’s the go with the new Samsung smartphones?

A cheaper alternative

Released with the mantra of ‘Amazing technology for all’ Samsung’s A-series of smart phones is designed to put cutting edge technology in everyone’s hands at an affordable price.

Running the Android operating system, the line-up is targeted at the everyday user who may not require or have the budget for Samsung’s flagship top-of-the line S-Series.

Samsung notes they do this “by combining handpicked innovations from some of Samsung Electronics’ most advanced smartphones with foundational features that Galaxy users know and love”.

Samsung Galaxy A52


Featuring a 6.5-inch screen and Super AMOLED display with 90Hz refresh rate, the Galaxy A52 is water and dust resistant, and includes a high-end camera with four lenses.

In fact, the cameras are a major drawcard of this latest A-series range, with an array that includes a 64MP main camera, a 12MP ultra-wide lens, a 5MP macro camera, and a 5MP depth camera. For selfies, there’s a 32MP camera on the front.

Inside there’s a 4500mAh battery that is designed to last up to two days, while the phone has an Octa-core processor and up to 8GB of RAM, along with 128GB internal storage. There is the ability to store more with the addition of a microSD card up to1TB.

The A52 is available in the colours of Awesome Blue, Awesome White, Awesome Violet or Awesome Black, and is slated to retail from AU$649 (or about $550 in the US).

Samsung Galaxy A52 5G


The 5G variant of the A52 offers all the same features of the base model, but as the name suggests also comes with 5G mobile network compatibility.

In addition, the A52 5G also offers the ability to store more on the device, courtesy of 256GB internal storage, and boasts a 120Hz screen refresh rate.

Samsung Galaxy A72


At 6.7-inches, the A72 is slightly larger than the two A52 models, and also boasts a couple of features above and beyond the A52 specs.

Like the A52, it has the multi-lens camera array, but replaces the 5MP macro camera with an 8MP telephoto lens.

Meanwhile the A72 packs a 5000mAh battery, and is available with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage, with the ability to extend that further using a MicroSD card.

It’s available in the same four colours as the A52 and will likely retail from AU$749 (about US$580).

The latest line-up of Samsung A-series smart phones is set to hit stores on April 9.

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