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We recently reported that Samsung Philippines will release the 4G variants of the Galaxy A32, Galaxy A52, and Galaxy A72 here. The South Korean manufacturer will also release the 5G models of the Samsung Galaxy A32 and Samsung Galaxy A52 locally, as we found out earlier today by scanning the company’s official website.
(Update, April 9: Besides the A32 4G, the Samsung Galaxy A32 5G is now available in the Philippines, too! Look.)
(Update, March 17: The Samsung Galaxy A52 4G and 5G and Samsung Galaxy A72 4G models are now on sale in Philippines ahead of the Unpacked event at these prices. The Samsung Galaxy A32 4G, on the other hand, will be available locally from this date.)
(Update, March 7: Pictures of an actual unit have surfaced ahead of the Samsung Galaxy A52’s launch! Look.)
They’re listed on the local arm’s support page, indicating that a release is imminent. They’re not listed on online retailers yet; we don’t know if offline stores are already offering them either. We haven’t heard anything from Samsung’s media outfit, so we really don’t know when the new A series phones will launch. It’s likely that details will begin to emerge sooner rather than later. Perhaps sometime next month? We’ll see.
In any case, this is good news for everyone waiting for affordable 5G devices from Samsung. The Galaxy A32 5G is already official, packing a 7nm MediaTek Dimensity 720 chipset with a 5G modem, as opposed to a Helio G80 in the Galaxy A32 4G. It also arrives with a 6.5-inch HD+ TFT screen and quad rear cameras with a 48-megapixel main sensor. The battery is rated at 5,000mAh and supports 15-watt fast charging. You can see the 5G version’s specs below:
- 6.5-inch TFT display, HD+ resolution, 60Hz refresh rate
- Octa-core 7nm MediaTek Dimensity 720G processor with 5G
- 4GB/6GB/8GB RAM
- 128GB storage
- Quad 48-megapixel, f/1.8 (main), 8-megapixel f/2.2 (ultra wide), 5-megapixel, f/2.4 (macro), and 2-megapixel, f/2.4 (depth) rear cameras
- 13-megapixel, f/2.2 front camera
- Fingerprint reader (side-mounted)
- 5,000mAh battery with 15-watt USB-C fast charging
- Samsung One UI based on Android 11
- Colors: Awesome Black, Awesome Blue, Awesome Violet, Awesome White
In Hong Kong, the Samsung Galaxy A32 5G is priced at HK$2,698 (around P16,959 or $348) for the lone 6GB/128GB model. If it’s anywhere around that cost when it launches at retail, it would be the cheapest 5G-enabled Galaxy smartphone in the Philippines. For comparison, the Samsung Galaxy A42 5G has an SRP of P19,990 ($410) here.
Samsung hasn’t debuted Galaxy A52 5G yet, but it has been featured in the rumor mill a lot over the past few weeks. It is rumored to come with a 6.5-inch AMOLED display; a Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G running One UI based on Android 11; a 64-megapixel sensor in a quad-camera setup on the back; and a 4,500mAh fast-charging battery.
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