Samsung has announced its all-new Galaxy A52s 5G smartphone, the successor to the Galaxy A52 5G. The new A-series smartphone has upgrades in major areas when compared to its predecessor with the first one being an upgrade to the chipset.
The Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G arrives with a Snapdragon 778G, a 6nm chipset fabbed in TSMC’s foundries that features four Kryo 670 cores (based on the Cortex-A78), with a high-end Adreno 642L GPU and an X53 5G modem (up to 3.3 Gbps downlink speeds).
The only drawback is that this chipset doesn’t feature a memory upgrade, but with a base configuration of 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage, you don’t need much of an upgrade. Not even when you can get 8/128GB and 8/256GB too, subject to local availability. Keep in mind that there is a MicroSD slot if you find out that you need more storage later on.
For the display, this device gets a 6.5” Super AMOLED panel with a 120Hz refresh rate and 1080p+ resolution. As before, there is a fingerprint reader embedded into the display along with a 32MP selfie camera with a fixed-focus f/2.2 lens (alas, this was one of the not-so-great features of the A52 5G).
The rear camera remains unchanged too, with a 64MP main sensor (f/1.8 lens with OIS), 12MP ultra-wide (f/2.2 FF) unit, as well as 5MP macro camera and 5MP depth sensor. There’s no telephoto camera here like on the A72 5G.
The battery capacity is still at 4,500 mAh that has 25W fast charging support. Also, the phone is rated IP67 for dust and water resistance (it can be submerged in up to 1m of freshwater for 30 minutes).
In the UK the Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G will be available from September 3 (pre-orders begin on August 24, i.e. next Tuesday). The starting price is £410, which is just a tenner more than the A52 5G (6/128 GB). The phone will be available in four colours: Awesome Black, Awesome White, Awesome Violet and Awesome Mint.
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G specifications
|NETWORK||Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G|
|LAUNCH||Announced||2021, August 17|
|Status||Coming soon. Exp. release 2020, September 3|
|BODY||Dimensions||159.9 x 75.1 x 8.4 mm (6.30 x 2.96 x 0.33 in)|
|Weight||189 g (6.67 oz)|
|Build||Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), plastic back|
|SIM||Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|IP67 dust/water resistant (up to 1m for 30 mins)|
|DISPLAY||Type||Super AMOLED, 120Hz, 800 nits (HBM)|
|Size||6.5 inches, 102.0 cm2 (~84.9% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~405 ppi density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|PLATFORM||OS||Android 11, One UI 3.1|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G (6 nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (1×2.4 GHz Kryo 670 Prime & 3×2.2 GHz Kryo 670 Gold & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo 670 Silver)|
|MEMORY||Card slot||microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)|
|Internal||128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM|
|MAIN CAMERA||Quad||64 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.7″, 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS
12 MP, f/2.2, 123˚ (ultrawide), 1.12µm
5 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
5 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
|Features||LED flash, panorama, HDR|
|Video||4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps; gyro-EIS|
|SELFIE CAMERA||Single||32 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/2.8″, 0.8µm|
|SOUND||Loudspeaker||Yes, with stereo speakers|
|COMMS||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.2, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS|
|NFC||Yes (market/region dependent)|
|USB||USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|BATTERY||Type||Li-Po 4500 mAh, non-removable|
|Charging||Fast charging 25W|
|MISC||Colours||Awesome Black, Awesome White, Awesome Purple, Awesome Mint|
|Price||About 400 EUR|