Until now, we have known almost everything about Samsung’s latest Galaxy A-series phones (which were recently announced at the company’s Unpacked event) except for a few important details: which models will be sold in the US and for how much. That was the announcement Samsung made today, with three cheap 5G phones leading the way.
The Galaxy A52 5G, A42 5G and A32 5G will all be sold in the US later this week, with the A32 under $ 300 as Samsung’s lowest 5G model to date. They want each ship loaded with Android 11 and with charging stones included in the box. Also coming to Stateside soon: entry-level Galaxy A1
Samsung Galaxy A-Series US Prices
|Galaxy A52 5G||$ 499||April 9|
|Galaxy A42 5G||$ 399||April 8|
|Galaxy A32 5G||$ 279||April 9|
|Galaxy A12||$ 179||April 9|
|Galaxy A02s||$ 109||April 29|
The A52 5G is the highest A-Series model American customers will see this year; The A72, which was unveiled at the same Unpacked event, is missing from today’s list. The A52 5G follows up last year’s solid A51 model and includes a 6.5-inch OLED with 120Hz refresh rate, a Snapdragon 750G processor, IP67 water resistance and a 4500mAh battery.
The camera’s hardware is also a step up from the other models in this bunch, including a 64-megapixel main camera with optical image stabilization. The A52 5G only supports sub-6 GHz 5G (no mmWave), and like the other two 5G models it supports C-band frequencies at the hardware level. It will be sold with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage for $ 499 from April 9th.
The A42 5G is the only model of the band that supports mmWave 5G in addition to sub-6GHz. It also has a 6.6-inch OLED with a standard 60Hz refresh rate, and like the A52 5G, it will use a Snapdragon 750G chipset. The A42 5G has a 48 megapixel main camera and does not include IP rating. It includes 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage and goes on sale for $ 399 from April 8.
Samsung’s Galaxy A32 5G skips quite a few features to hit the low price point. It includes an LCD instead of OLED – a 6.6-inch panel with 90Hz refresh rate – and uses a MediaTek 720 processor instead of a Snapdragon chipset. It will contain 4 GB of RAM and a small 64 GB of storage, which can fortunately be expanded with microSD. It sells for $ 279 from April 9th.
Rounding off the set is only LTE, budget-oriented A12 and A02, each of which has a 6.5-inch LCD screen with standard refresh rate and a 5,000 mAh battery. The A12 gets a 16-megapixel main camera and a 5-megapixel ultra-wide and will offer 3 GB of RAM. The A02s includes a 13 megapixel main camera without ultra-wide and offers only 2 GB of RAM.
Both phones come with Android 10 and (thankfully) storage expansion via microSD; With only 32 GB of built-in storage each, a little extra space will be a must. The Galaxy A12 will go on sale for $ 179 from April 9; The Galaxy A02s cost $ 109.99 and arrive on April 29th.
All of these A-Series devices will be sold unlocked by Samsung, although the company could only confirm that the A52 5G would be available this way on April 9; everyone else would come at some point later this spring.