Samsung is launching a number of new phones in the US, including the mid-range and budget lineup with the Samsung Galaxy A52 5G, which has some of the cheapest 5G phones on the market. The Samsung Galaxy A52 5G is the phone in the spotlight. It has powerful specs and 5G connectivity at a reasonable price, and the phones only get more affordable from there. However, the main missing from the US product range is the Samsung Galaxy A72 5G, which launched in March alongside the A52 as the company’s most advanced non-flagship phone.
Why is the A72 not arriving in the US? Because the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE (Fan Edition) sold very well, according to Samsung, which implies that the company didn’t want the low-end flagship to compete with the A72 and potentially cannibalize each other’s sales. In other words, another phone may not enter this area until the unconfirmed Samsung Galaxy S21 FE launches later this year.
In any case, the A52 5G is a powerful mid-range device on paper: a Snapdragon 750G chipset with 6 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage, a 6.5-inch AMOLED Full HD display with a frequency of 120 Hz and a quad rear camera with 64MP main shooter, IP67 water and dust resistance and stereo speakers. The phone starts at $ 499 and is sold by AT&T, T-Mobile, Metro by T-Mobile, UScellular and unlocked (it’s available now in the UK for £ 399 and April 9 in Australia for AU $ 649 available).
The A42 5G will be the second cheapest 5G phone offered by Samsung alongside the A32 5G (and one of the cheapest 5G phones in the US). It contains the same Snapdragon 750G with 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage, a slightly larger 6.6-inch AMOLED HD Plus display (but only a refresh rate of 60 Hz), a triple rear camera that is supported by a 48-megapixel Main shooter is powered, and is exclusively available from Verizon for $ 399 (approximately £ 288 / AU $ 520).
Cheap phones: Galaxy A32 5G, A12 and A02s
The other three models represent the budget models Samsung is launching in the US, including arguably the cheapest 5G phone you can buy. The first is the Samsung Galaxy A32 5G, which has a MediaTek 720 chipset with 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, a 6.5-inch HD Plus LCD with 90Hz refresh rate, a camera quad back with a Includes 48-megapixel main shooter and of course 5G connectivity for $ 279 (around £ 200 / AU $ 365) for T-Mobile, Metro by T-Mobile, and Cricket.
The A12 is the next step in terms of convenience and functionality: it has a MediaTek P35 chipset and 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage, a 6.5-inch HD Plus LCD with a standard refresh rate of 60 Hz and a Quad rear camera with a 16 megapixel main shooter. and side fingerprint sensor for $ 179 (about £ 129 / AU $ 233) at AT&T, T-Mobile, T-Mobile Metro, and Cricket.
The A02s is the cheapest phone in Samsung’s 2021 range. It has a Snapdragon 450 with 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, the same 6.5-inch HD Plus LCD as the A12, and a triple 13-megapixel rear camera for $ 109 (about £ 79 /) AU $ 142) on Verizon, Boost, Charter, Metro by T-Mobile, UScellular and unlocked at Samsung.com.