Samsung Galaxy A52 and Samsung Galaxy A72 4G prices, specs, and availability via Revu Philippines

Samsung Galaxy A52, A72 now on sale in PH at these prices

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Samsung‘s latest Galaxy A series smartphones are scheduled to be revealed later today at the company’s second Unpacked virtual event of 2021, with the Galaxy A32, Galaxy A52, and Galaxy A72 expected to go official in a few hours. The Korean manufacturer has already soft-launched the Galaxy A32, so we don’t expect any surprises with regard to the latest model.

(Update: In an embargoed article Samsung Philippines sent after we published this story, it revealed that the Galaxy A52 5G is going to be available in the Philippines for P23,990 [$493] starting tomorrow, March 18. The Samsung Galaxy A32 4G, on the other hand, will be sold from this date.)

We might see the A32’s local pricing announced later, though, for both its 4G and 5G variants, which we’ve confirmed to be heading to the Philippines in earlier articles (see Galaxy A32, A52, A72 4G models listed on Samsung PH site and Galaxy A32 5G, Galaxy A52 5G appear on Samsung PH site).

But what about the successors to the Galaxy A51 and Galaxy A71, the aptly named Samsung Galaxy A52 and Samsung Galaxy A72? Apparently, both are already being sold in the Philippines at prices slightly similar to last year’s models. Or, at least their 4G versions are.

In the Philippines, the Galaxy A52 is priced at P18,990 (roughly $390) for 8GB RAM and 256GB of internal storage, while the 8GB/256GB Galaxy A72 has a suggested retail price of P23,990 ($493). You may recall that the A51 and A71 officially cost P16,990 ($349) and P22,990 ($472) at launch a year ago. They came with 128GB storage, though, so the price hike might be warranted if you need more base memory. Plus, the new phones come with an IP rating of 67 for water and dust resistance.

Samsung Galaxy A52 and Samsung Galaxy A72 4G prices, specs, and availability via Revu Philippines

Just some of the many Samsung Galaxy A52 4G and Samsung Galaxy A72 4G price listings we saw

As for the specs, the A52 and A72 sport FHD+ Super AMOLED screens operating at 90Hz and measuring 6.5 and 6.7 inches, respectively. The bigger A72 also carries a 5,000mAh cell compared to the A52’s smaller 4,500mAh unit. Both devices are equipped with a 64-megapixel main sensor and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor, which powers many other handsets, including the Realme 7 Pro, Vivo V20, and Redmi Note 9 Pro. It’s a slower chip than the Snapdragon 732G inside the Redmi Note 10 Pro and POCO X3 NFC.

Unfortunately, the local prices of the Galaxy A32 and 5G variant of the Galaxy A52, which is believed to be built around the Snapdragon 750G like the Samsung Galaxy A42 5G, remain a mystery at the time of posting. There won’t be a 5G version of the Galaxy A72, at least for now.

Video: Livestream of the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked March 2021 event, happening at 10 p.m. on March 17. The Philippine event happened last week, but we chose not to go because it was an on-site, not a virtual, activity

You’ll find the rumored specs of the 4G editions of the Samsung Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A72 below. We’ll update them later after Samsung’s Unpacked event clears the dust.

Samsung Galaxy A52 (4G version) specs

  • 6.5-inch Super AMOLED with punch-hole display, 2,400 x 1,080 resolution, 90Hz refresh rate
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor
  • 8GB RAM
  • 256GB storage
  • Quad 64-megapixel, f/1.8 (main), 12-megapixel, f/2.2 (ultra wide), 5-megapixel, f/2.4 (depth), 5-megapixel, f/2.4 (macro) rear cameras
  • 32-megapixel, f/2.2 front camera
  • Fingerprint reader (under-display)
  • 4,500mAh battery with USB-C fast charging up to 25 watts
  • One UI on Android 11
  • Colors: Awesome Black, Awesome Blue, Awesome White, Awesome Violet

Samsung Galaxy A72 (4G version) specs

  • 6.7-inch Super AMOLED with punch-hole display, 2,400 x 1,080 resolution, 90Hz refresh rate
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor
  • 8GB RAM
  • 256GB storage
  • Quad 64-megapixel, f/1.8 (main), 12-megapixel, f/2.2 (ultra wide), 8-megapixel, f/2.4 (telephoto), 5-megapixel, f/2.4 (macro) rear cameras
  • 32-megapixel, f/2.2 front camera
  • Fingerprint reader (under-display)
  • 5,000mAh battery with USB-C fast charging up to 25 watts
  • One UI on Android 11
  • Colors: Awesome Black, Awesome Blue, Awesome White, Awesome Violet

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Reviews editor: Ramon "Monch" Lopez has 12 years of professional experience creating and editing content for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. He headed the gadgets-merchandising division of one of the Philippines’ largest retail operators somewhere in between. His latest addiction is the comments section of viral Facebook posts.