Galaxy A52 5G touts 120Hz refresh rate screen
Samsung Electronics unveiled three new smartphones in its mid-tier Galaxy A series at an Unpacked event on Wednesday.
Galaxy A52, A52 5G and A72 has optical image stabilization (OIS) cameras __ a feature Samsung applied only to flagship phones beforehand. Apple also applied OIS on its budget model iPhone SE last year.
The new phones are also IP67 water and dust resistant, has quad camera on its rear and organic light emitting diode (OLED) screens.
The new models will launch in Europe first starting on Wednesday.
Samsung held an Unpacked event for the first time for the Galaxy A series. This was likely done from the company losing footing in the premium smartphone sector, intense competition in the mid-tier smartphone sector and the expansion of remote work culture caused by the pandemic.
Galaxy A5 and A7 are popular phones __ combined, Samsung sells around 30 million of them per year __ aimed at younger consumers.
Galaxy A52 will cost 349 euros (470,000 won), A52 5G 429 euros (580,000 won) and A72 449 euros (600,000 won). Whether they will launch in South Korea or when hasn’t been announced.
Their cameras, besides OIS, also has multi-frame processing technology that combines 12 images for brighter photos in low light settings. It also has a Fun Mode that uses AR Lens from Snapchat.
A52 has a 64MP main camera, 12MP ultra wide, 5MP depth and 5MP macro. The front camera is 32MP. A72 has 64MP main, 12MP ultra wide, 8MP telephoto (for 3x optical zoom) and 5MP macro. Its front camera is also 32MP.
The two models have 90Hz refresh rate screens, while A52 5G has 120Hz. All three models have peak screen luminance of 800nit.
A52 and A52 5G has 4,500mAh battery, while A72 has 5,000mAh. Samsung said the phones has artificial intelligence (AI)-based battery optimization technology to make them last longer. The three phones have microSD slot that support up to 1TB. They also have Dolby Atmos sound and Samsung Knox for security.
The phones have haze finish design and come in violet, blue, black and white colors.