Samsung has just concluded their Galaxy Awesome Unpacked 2021 live stream where they revealed the Galaxy A52, Galaxy A52 5G and the Galaxy A72. In a separate statement, they also unveiled the Galaxy A32.
For Malaysia, Samsung will be launching the Galaxy A52, Galaxy A72 and the Galaxy A32.
As the upper tier phones of the new Galaxy A 2021 series, the Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A72 bring a veritable wish list of features that users have been wishing for that were hitherto doled out piecemeal or were the exclusive province of flagship phones like their Galaxy S21 series.
If this is a shot across the bow to other smartphone vendors, it’s a welcome one as the new Galaxy A 2021 series significantly narrows the gap between what is a midrange phone and the ultra premium offerings that Samsung is best known for.
There are some concessions to keep costs down but they aren’t anything particularly drastic like the omission of wireless charging and reverse wireless charging and WiFi speeds maxing out at 802.11ac speeds.
That aside, here are 5 premium features that the Galaxy A72 and Galaxy A52 as well as the Galaxy A32 bring to midrange phones.
#1 90Hz refresh rate AMOLED Infinity-O displays (Galaxy A32, Galaxy 52, Galaxy A72)
The Galaxy A52, Galaxy A72 as well as the announced at the last minute Galaxy A32 all come with vibrant Super AMOLED displays with FHD+ resolution.
What really impresses is that they all of which come with an impressive 90Hz refresh rate that ensures smooth scrolling onscreen. The Galaxy A32 has a 6.4-inch display, the Galaxy A52 has a slightly larger 6.5-inch display and the A72 has the largest display of all at 6.7-inches. The phones all also sport under-display fingerprint readers too.
#2 Cameras with Optical Image Stabilisation (Galaxy A52 & A72) and one phone has 3x optical zoom (Galaxy A72)
Prior to the arrival of the Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A72, the odds of seeing optical image stabilisation on a midrange phone were only slightly better than winning the lottery. Both the Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A72 have rather similar quad camera arrays which have a main 64MP F/1.8 camera with both autofocus and OIS. Both phones also have a 12MP ultra wide angle camera and a 5MP macro camera.
Where the Galaxy A72 differs though is that it has a fourth 8MP autofocus camera with 3x optical zoom and OIS too. The Galaxy A52 instead packs a 5MP depth sensor.
If you’re looking for an affordable workhorse phone that finally has excellent cameras, you’re in for a treat as you’re getting top shelf snaps and 4K videos too with either phone.
The Galaxy A32 has a slightly more modest but equally respectable 64MP F/1.8 main camera, 8MP ultra wide angle camera, 5MP macro and 5MP depth sensor camera though there’s no optical image stabilisation.
#3 Stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos (Galaxy A52 & A72) and 3.5mm audio jacks
Most of the time, midrange phones typically pack a single mono speaker at the bottom of the phone. While examples otherwise do exist, they aren’t particularly common.
Both the Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A72 break the mould as they have stereo speakers – one on the top and one at the bottom with Dolby Atmos tech which makes games and movies sound way more immersive. What makes it unique is that this is done as a matter of course rather than making it a centerpiece of the phone which is quite an achievement.
The Galaxy A32 however still retains a mono speaker at the base of the phone. On the bright side, all Galaxy A series phones have 3.5mm audio jacks so you can use wired headphones.
#4 All-day battery life with 25W fast charging (Galaxy A52 & Galaxy A72) and chargers
Seeing how reliant we are on our phones, it goes without saying that all-day battery life is a necessity and the entire new Galaxy A series pack massive batteries.
The Galaxy A32 has 5,000mAh battery with 15W fast charging. The Galaxy A52 has a slightly smaller 4,500mAh battery and the Galaxy A72 has a 5,000mAh battery but both of these phones pack 25W fast charging. The best part? They all come with chargers so you cover all your bases when buy the phone.
#5 IP67 water resistance (Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A72)
The Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A72 both have IP67 dust and water resistance which means they are able to shrug off immersion in up to a meter of fresh water for up to 30 minutes which safeguards them from the odd rainshower and, of course, any accidents near the poolside. The Galaxy A32 however lacks water resistance though it is rated to be most affordable of the new Galaxy A 2021 variants.
Galaxy A32, Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A72 Availability
All three new smartphones have been announced for arrival by Samsung Malaysia though prices and availability have not been announced as yet. What is certain is that the Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A72 will come in the 8GB RAM/ 256GB variants while the Galaxy A32 will ship with 8GB RAM /128GB storage.
All three phones will be available in the four signature colours of the range – Awesome Black, Awesome White, Awesome Blue and Awesome Violet. In the meantime you can check out the official Samsung Malaysia links below: