Samsung Galaxy A series out, with awesome but affordable tech

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    Samsung A52 getting ready for serious surfing. (Photo by RBT)

     Galaxy A52, A52 5G and A72 make innovation accessible to all

    Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd today unveiled the Samsung Galaxy A52, A52 5G and A72, making powerful innovation accessible to everyone. The latest Samsung Galaxy A series lets you communicate and express yourself with an awesome camera, immerse yourself in a clear viewing experience with a smooth scrolling display, and enjoy greater peace of mind with innovative Galaxy foundation features including water resistance and a long-lasting battery. The Galaxy A series will also expand your mobile experience by providing access to the wider Galaxy ecosystem of connected devices, such as Galaxy Buds Pro and Galaxy Tab.

    “Samsung strives to give consumers what they want and need most. That’s why we set out with a vision for the Galaxy A series to democratize Galaxy innovations for everyone,” said Dr. TM Roh, President and Head of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. “The Galaxy A52, A52 5G and A72 encapsulate the Galaxy brand philosophy with cutting-edge innovations, services and features at an accessible price.”

    Create, communicate and express yourself with an awesome camera

    Samsung has set the bar high for camera quality, and the Galaxy A52, A52 5G, and A72 are no different. By making exciting camera innovations available for the new Galaxy A series, you can enjoy more fun and versatile photos and videos.

    • Versatile Camera Experience – Shoot vivid and crisp photos and videos with ease thanks to a versatile quad camera with 64MP high-resolution. Instantly turn your favorite moments from 4K videos into 8MP high-resolution images with 4K Video Snap. Scene Optimizer uses AI to shoot with optimal settings for 30 categories of images and backgrounds such as food, landscapes, and pets.
    • Stable day or night – Whether filming the latest dance trend or capturing a new skateboard trick, OIS (optical image stabilization) ensures pictures and videos come out sharp and steady. No need to miss an important moment anymore because of low lighting. Night mode uses multi-frame processing, resulting in a bright and crisp image even in the dark.
    • 3x Optical Zoom & 30x Space Zoom (Galaxy A72 only)– The Galaxy A72 goes one step further with a telephoto lens that offers 3x Optical Zoom which can take a photo that looks like it’s just 3 meters away when really, it’s 10 meters out. The 30x Space Zoom also allows users to zoom in on what seems to be a very small element in the photo and still see it clearly.
    • Fun content capture – Add style and unique flair to content using AR Emoji and My Filter. Additionally, you can now apply AR Lenses from Snapchat with Fun Mode when snapping content from the native camera app.

    See and be seen with an awesome display and refined design

    Samsung enhances experiences and style with a vivid display and sophisticated design to fit and reflect your life.

    • Brighter and Smoother – Enjoy your favorite show on Samsung’s beloved Super AMOLED display. Now with 120Hz refresh rates on the Galaxy A52 5G, and 90Hz on the Galaxy A52 and A72, the scrolling experience is even smoother. Keep watching and scrolling social media posts even when outside thanks to an increased 800nits luminance.
    • Comfortable viewing experience – The display is also ‘Eye Care’ certified, and automatically adjusts the display’s color temperature based on smartphone usage patterns to reduce eye fatigue with ‘Eye Comfort Shield’.
    • Refined design – The new Galaxy A series features a refreshed design that is simple yet purposeful with a soft-edge design and minimal camera housing.

    Expand your experiences thanks to the power of the awesome Galaxy ecosystem

    The new Galaxy A series experience is enhanced by the seamless connections and new opportunities offered through the Samsung Galaxy ecosystem.

    • Enjoy music together without hassle – Whether participating in a joint workout at home or catching up on the latest podcast with friends, connect and listen to music together. Music Share simply syncs a phone with a friend’s device to share music without speaker pairing. Also, pair phones with two sets of Galaxy Buds devices and listen together with Buds Together.
    • Connect and share with ease – Quick Share lets you easily send pictures and videos without size limitation to nearby Galaxy devices so you can get quick approval before posting a group selfie. With Private Share you can change your mind whom to share with, or revoke the photos and videos even after sharing with just one tap.

    Expect more and get more with awesome Galaxy foundation

    The new Galaxy A series comes with the Galaxy essentials that all Galaxy users deserve to have.

    • Peace of mind – Take chances and get messy without worry as the Galaxy A52, A52 5G, and A72 are water and dust resistant with an IP67 rating, thus can be submerged in up to 1 meter of freshwater for 30 minutes. By adding Samsung Care+, you can plan for the unexpected with instant support and guaranteed coverage for damages, breakdowns, theft, and loss. Protect the things that matter with built-in Samsung Knox—Samsung’s defense-grade security system that safeguards personal information and data in real-time.
    • Two-day battery – Capture, create, and consume without slowing down with a large battery capacity that lasts two days with A52’s 4,500mAh and A72’s 5,000mAh battery capacity.
    • Hyper fast 5G – Life moves quickly, and phones should keep up. With power, hyper-fast speeds and strong performance, the Galaxy A52 5G makes 5G connectivity
    • Enjoy premium essentials – The Galaxy A52, A52 5G and A72 are equipped with the Galaxy essentials including stereo speakers, internal memory of up to 256GB and external memory up to 1TB. Enhance the stereo speakers experience with Dolby Atmos for a rich soundscape filled with up-leveled depth and detail. Also, the redesigned One UI 3 helps enable more intuitive experiences and consistent interactions by increasing speed, reducing distractions and highlighting important information.
    • Support sustainability – Samsung regularly evaluates products, packaging and operations to discover new ways to improve our efforts to promote sustainability. The Galaxy A52, A52 5G and A72 uses pulp mold and paper to minimize unused space and material use for the packaging.
    • Software updates – Samsung always aims to provide Galaxy users with an up –to-date mobile OS, and this is now expanded to the A series. The Galaxy A52, A52 5G, and A72 will support software upgrades for three generations, and regular security updates for a minimum of four years.

    Availability

    The new Galaxy A Series will be available in Awesome Violet, Awesome Blue, Awesome Black, and Awesome White. The Samsung Galaxy A52 5G and A72 will be available at P23,990 SRP, while the Samsung Galaxy A52 will be available at P18,990 SRP. And to make it even more exciting for everyone, the Samsung Galaxy A52, A52 5G and A72 will be launching online with two special promotions.

    Beginning March 18 until April 4, any Galaxy A52 5G purchased on Samsung.com will come with a Free Galaxy Buds+ worth Ph5,990. Those who purchase the Galaxy A72, A52 5G or A52 from Samsung Authorized Online Stores from March 18 to April 4 will receive a free ITFIT Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker worth P2,090.

    The Galaxy A72, A52 5G and A52 will be available nationwide beginning March 26, stay tuned for more awesome promotions! For more information about the Samsung Galaxy A52, A52 5G and A72, visit www.samsungmobilepress.com, news.samsung.com/galaxy or www.samsung.com/galaxy.

    Product specifications

    SpecificationGalaxy A52Galaxy A52 5GGalaxy A72
    Display6.5” FHD+ Super AMOLED

    Infinity-O Display (1080 x 2400),
    407 ppi

    90 Hz refresh rate

    6.5” FHD+ Super AMOLED,

    Infinity-O Display (1080 x2400), 407 ppi 

    120 Hz refresh rate

    6.7” FHD+ Super AMOLED
    Infinity-O Display (1080 x 2400), 394 ppi 90 Hz refresh rate
    * Infinity-O Display: a near bezel-less, full-frontal screen.

    * Screen measured diagonally as a full rectangle without accounting for the rounded corners. The actual viewable area is smaller due to the rounded corners and camera hole. 

    Dimension
    & Weight
    75.1 x 159.9 x 8.4mm

    189g

    75.1 x 159.9 x 8.4mm

    189g

    77.4 x 165.0 x 8.4mm

    203g

    Camera

     

    [Front]

    32MP FF (F2.2, 0.8µm)

    [Front]

    32MP FF (F2.2, 0.8µm)

    [Front]

    32MP FF (F2.2, 0.8µm)

    [Rear]

    Main: 64MP OIS AF (F1.8, 0.8µm)

    Ultra Wide: 12MP FF (F2.2, 1.12µm)

    Macro: 5MP FF (F2.4, 1.12µm)

    Depth: 5MP FF (F2.4, 1.12µm)

    *Zoom

    Digital Zoom up to 10X

    [Rear]

    Main: 64MP OIS AF (F1.8, 0.8µm)

    Ultra Wide: 12MP FF (F2.2, 1.12µm)

    Macro: 5MP FF (F2.4, 1.12µm)

    Depth: 5MP FF (F2.4, 1.12µm)

    *Zoom

    Digital Zoom up to 10X

     

    [Rear]

    Main: 64MP OIS AF (F1.8, 0.8µm)

    Ultra Wide: 12MP FF (F2.2, 1.12µm)

    Macro: 5MP FF (F2.4, 1.12µm)

    Tele(3x): 8MP OIS AF (F2.4, 1.0µm)

    *Zoom

    Digital Zoom up to 30X

    Optical Zoom at 3X

    APOcta-Core 2.3 ㎓, 1.8 ㎓Octa-Core 2.2 ㎓, 1.8 ㎓Octa-Core 2.3 ㎓, 1.8 ㎓
    MemoryRAM: 8GB

    ROM: 128/256GB

    RAM: 8GB

    ROM: 256GB​

    RAM: 8GB

    ROM: 256GB

    * May differ by model, color, market, and carrier.
    *Actual storage available may depend on pre-installed software. 
    Expandable Memory
    & SIM Card
    2 slots (SIM 1 + Hybrid)

    Micro SD: Up to 1TB

    * MicroSD card sold separately. Availability may vary depending on country and manufacturer.

    * SIM card sold separately. Availability may vary depending on country and carrier.

    Battery4,500 mAh (typical)4,500 mAh ​(typical)5,000 mAh (typical)
    * Typical value tested under third-party laboratory condition. Typical value is the estimated average value considering the deviation in battery capacity among the battery samples tested under IEC 61960 standard. Rated (minimum) capacity is 4,370mAh for Galaxy A52, A52 5G, and 4,860mAh for A72, respectively. Actual battery life may vary depending on network environment, usage patterns, and other factors. 
    Charging25W Fast Charging
    * Wired charging compatible with QC2.0 and AFC.
    OSAndroid 11
    NetworkLTE5G Sub6 FDD,5G Sub6 TDDLTE
    * Actual speed may vary depending on country, carrier, and user environment.
    ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4G+5GHz)

    Bluetooth® v 5.0

    USB Type 2.0-C

    Location (GPS, Glonass, BeiDou, Galileo)

    * Galileo and BeiDou coverage may be limited. BeiDou may not be available for certain countries.
    PaymentNFC
    * Available in select markets. Payment solutions and available features may vary depending on market, carrier, and service providers.
    SensorsAccelerometer, Fingerprint sensor, Gyro sensor, Geomagnetic sensor, Hall sensor, Light sensor, Virtual Proximity sensor
    AuthenticationLock type: Pattern, PIN, password

    Biometric lock type: Face Recognition, Fingerprint sensor

    Audio[Stereo speakers sound by AKG]

    Surround sound with Dolby Atmos technology

    [Ultra high quality audio playback]

    UHQ 24-bit

    PCM: Up to 24 bits

    [Audio playback format]

    MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA

    [Bluetooth]

    Dual Audio: Connect two Bluetooth devices to the Galaxy A52, A52 5G, and A72 to play audio through the two devices simultaneously.

    * The two connected devices may exhibit a slight difference in sound output.

    Scalable Codec: Enhanced Bluetooth connection under ambient radio frequency interference.

    * Available only for certain accessories made by Samsung.

    * The two connected devices may exhibit a slight difference in sound output.

    * Available only for certain accessories made by Samsung and AKG.

    Video[Video playback format]

    MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM

    [TV connection]

    Wireless: Smart View (screen mirroring 1080p at 30fps)

    Water ResistanceIP67
    * Based on test conditions for submersion in up to 1 meter of freshwater for up to 30 minutes. Rinse residue/dry if wet. Not advised for beach, pool use and soapy water. 

     

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