Samsung’s new mainstream phone lineup has arrived, with three models: A52, A52 5G and A72. The new devices have a few high-end specs, but fewer than their Galaxy S siblings, something that will make them attractive to a wide range of buyers.
Compared to the Galaxy S21 lineup, the new Galaxy A series phones come with features dropped from the company’s high-end devices that many consumers like: a headphone jack, 1TB in the box and up to a charger of memory. MicroSD card slot to expand. They also feature two-day battery life, four camera lenses on the rear, and a Super AMOLED screen.
But the biggest selling point for the phone is the price. Internationally, the Galaxy A52 is priced at 349 euros (about $ 415, AU $ 540), the A52 5G for 429 euros ($ 510, AU $ 660) and the A72 449 euros ($ 534, AU 690). is. The devices are available on Wednesday in some markets, although Samsung has not expanded it and has not yet provided US pricing. (In the UK, the Galaxy A52 5G is available for £ 399 and the A72 for £ 419. The regular A52 is not on sale.)
In the US and $ 500 for the model with the 5G, the A71 5G is priced at $ 650 for the ultrafast millimeter-wave 5G in the verification and $ 600 for the other carriers. Unveiled in January, starts at $ 800.
“It’s a competitive price point considering the amount of technology they have,” said Carolina Milanesi, creative strategy analyst. And for the cost, consumers are getting the bells and whistles they really need. This is “not a compromising experience,” she said.
Samsung showcases new A family, An event previously reserved for his highest-end and most important instruments. In mid-January, Samsung introduced its new flagship phone lineup – – During their first virtual unpacked of the year. This time, Samsung dubbed its event Galaxy Galaxy Unpacked to explain how it is bringing “Awesome to everyone” with its new Galaxy A devices.
Samsung’s big push with this year’s series reflects the reality in which we are all alive. The phone’s designs aren’t changing much from year to year, and consumers hold onto devices for two versus three years in the US for a longer period of time. Past. Right thereMillions of people have been hurt financially. Although high-end specs and cutting-edge features are good for attention and discussion, people still care about what they are spending on the phone – especially now.
Galaxy A devices have been sold internationally for years but did not arrive in the US as a full lineup until 2020. According to Strategy Analytics, three out of every four Samsung phones shipped worldwide last year were Galaxy A devices. Strategy Analytics said that in the US, where there is a larger market for frequently priced phones than in many other regions, A family shipments surpassed the S lineup of 26% to 19%.
Samsung’s mobile business head TM Roh told reporters before the event, “The Galaxy A series is designed to make Samsung’s latest cutting-edge product accessible to a wider audience than ever before.” “Price points should not be a limiting factor when choosing technology.”
By the end of January, SamsungFrom last year’s S20 family, partly due to lower component costs and partly as a recognition of the fact that the world is struggling with an epidemic.
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Last year’s Galaxy A lineup included four 4G LTE phones and two 5G models. They ranged from $ 110 for the Galaxy A10 to $ 650 for the Galaxy A71 5G on Verizon’s network (that’s $ 600 in other carriers without super-fast 5G millimeter-wave connectivity). All came with a few high-end features, though they were not nearly as premium as those found in the Galaxy S, Note, and Foldable. And none came close to the price for Samsung’s premium phones, which started at $ 1,000 for the Galaxy S20.
This year, Samsung introduced three new models, the 6.5-inch Galaxy A52 and A52 5G, and the 6.7-inch Galaxy A72. Right now, only one model, the A52 5G, can connect to a 5G network, and at least initially, the device only works on a slower but more reliable sub-6GHz. Samsung has two other A family 5G models previously announced, the A32 5G and A42 5G.
“While each market is in a different phase of its 5G journey, we are committed to rolling out 5G-ready devices so that users can get tomorrow’s technology today and reap the benefits of 5G as soon as it rolls out in their region. Be it week, next month or next year, ”said KJ Kim, head of Samsung’s mobile R&D office, in an FAQ ahead of the event.
He said that by providing software updates for a longer period, consumers would be able to hold their devices longer than before. The new A family will receive three generations of Android OS updates and at least four years of security updates.
All three new phones have a larger battery, with the A52 packing a 4,500-mAh battery and the A72 packing a 5,000 mAh battery. By comparison, the Galaxy S21 includes a 4,000-mAh battery, while the S21 Ultra has a 5,000-mAh battery. The A52, A52 5G and A72 come with 25-watt fast charging and IP67 rating for water and dust resistance.
The trio has a 32-megapixel front-facing camera and four rear-facing cameras, including a 64-megapixel main lens, a 12-megapixel ultraviolet lens, and a 5-megapixel macro lens. The A52 model has 5-megapixel depth cameras and up to 10x digital zoom, while the A72 has an 8-megapixel telephoto lens capable of up to 30x digital zoom and 3x optical zoom.
4K Video Snap lets users capture an 8-megapixel image from 4K video, while Scene Optimizer recognizes 30 different scenes – such as outdoor landscapes, pets, and food – and automatically adjusts camera settings for the best shots . The phones come with night mode to take better photos in low light conditions, and they offer some pro video features. Users can set their own photo filter with My Filters,And apply AR lens from Snapchat with fund mode from the original camera app.
The A52 and A52 5G feature a 6.5-inch FHD Plus Super AMOLED Infinity-O display, and the 5G version has a 120Hz refresh rate. The regular A52 and A72 screens have a 90Hz refresh rate, and all three feature Samsung’s Eye Comfort Shield that automatically adjusts the blue light emitted by the phone based on the time of day.
All three devices have new stereo speakers that can increase the volume by up to 43% from older models. They are available in Awesome Purple, Awesome Blue, Awesome Black and Awesome White. And they all come with a charging brick in the box, something Samsung has moved away from their flagship phones.
“For many users, the Galaxy A Series is their first Galaxy smartphone, and they may not have the full ecosystem of Galaxy accessories at their fingertips,” said Wenchol Chai, senior vice president and head of the experience planning team at Samsung’s mobile communications business , Provided in a FAQ to reporters prior to the event. Samsung is not including headphones in the box with its new A Series phones, and Chai indicated that future phones in the A Series may not come from the charger.
“Samsung is working on a global transition to remove charger plugs and earphones from Galaxy smartphones,” he said.