Samsung can get closer to refreshing two popular mid-range devices: Galaxy A52 and A72. Leaked pressure reproductions and prices have appeared in the last month and now SamMobile reports that phones get higher refresh rate screens. This is a welcome feature that trickles down from much more expensive flagship devices; Faster refresh rates provide a much smoother experience, with smoother animations and scrolling than the typical 60Hz screen offers.
The A52 and A72 are both expected to sell in LTE and 5G versions; The LTE phones will reportedly have 90Hz screens, while the 5G versions will have 1
SamMobile also reports a few specifications for the A52 5G: it will include a Snapdragon 750G chipset, 6.5-inch OLED display and a 4500 mAh battery with 25W fast charging. It is also expected to come with Android 11. Variants with 6 GB RAM / 128 GB storage and 8 GB RAM / 256 GB storage will probably be offered.
On the front of the camera, it will reportedly include a 64-megapixel main sensor with a 12-megapixel ultra-board, 5-megapixel macro and a 5-megapixel depth-sensing camera. It has also been reported to include a 32-megapixel selfie camera. It is expected to cost around € 450 (close to $ 550), while the non-5G model may cost $ 400.
The Galaxy A51 was one of the best-selling phones worldwide in the first half of 2020, and Samsung looks set to build on its success with attractive features such as the higher refresh rate screen. We liked the A51’s high-quality screen and good build quality, but found that the processor was a bit slow-loading apps – something Samsung will correct in this follow-up.
The A51’s 4000 mAh battery performance was also so-so. A monitor with a higher refresh rate will probably require even more power, which may be part of the reason why this year’s model will reportedly offer a larger battery. Capacity is only part of the equation, though, so it’s something we’ll keep an eye on when this device finally makes its official debut.