Technology Samsung launches Galaxy A52 5G, A42 5G, A32 5G, A12, and A02s in US
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Samsung is launching five new A-series mid-tier smartphones in the US, with an eye toward offering businesses multiple device options.
On March 17,, and the . The international launch was all about selfies and catering to young consumers looking to bond with their "squads."
The Samsung A-series launch in the US was a bit more understated. For starters, Samsung isn't including the Galaxy A72 in its US launch. Why? The Galaxy S20 FE fills that price point and role in the US. The US is getting the following:
- - Available on April 9 starting at $499.99
- - Available April 8 starting at $399.99
- - Available April 9 starting at $279.99
- - Available April 9 starting at $179.99
- - Available April 29 starting at $109.99
For consumers, the Galaxy A-series is designed to hit multiple price points and carriers. Samsung's launch comes as. On the business front, this Samsung A-series lineup is designed to sit between the flagship Galaxy S21 5G portfolio, aimed at enterprise knowledge workers, and frontline folks needing the and Galaxy XCover Field Pro.
Samsung to unveil new Galaxy A smartphones on March 17
The South Korean tech giant is expected to unveil the Galaxy A52 and A72 smartphones, which will feature 5G and other specs that were previously reserved only for flagship models.As ZDNet understands, the event, named Galaxy Awesome Unpacked, will likely unveil an update to its Galaxy A smartphone lineup.
Beth Kirlic, product marketing manager for Samsung's mobile B2B unit, said the A-series is designed to fit multiple business budgets and be used for retail, factory floors, supply chain, and healthcare.
A few key differences between the devices.
- The Galaxy A52 5G has a 6.5-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity-0 120Hz display. The camera is a 64MP quad setup with 6GB of memory and 128GB of storage. The A52 5G is IPG7 so it's dust and water-resistant.
- The Galaxy A42 5G has a 6.6-inch HD 60Hz display and a triple camera setup with 4GB of memory and 128GB of storage.
- The Galaxy A32 5G has a 6.5-inch HD+ LCD screen at 90Hz. The Galaxy A32 has a 48MP quad-camera setup with 4GB of memory and 128GB of storage.
- Samsung's Galaxy A12 and A02s are LTE devices with HD+ LCD displays at 60Hz. The A12 has a 16MP quad-camera setup, 3G of memory, and 32GB of storage. The A02s has a triple 13MP camera setup and 2GB of memory and 32GB of storage.
All of the devices with the exception of the Galaxy A02s have Knox installed.
Samsung's Galaxy A52, A52 5G, A72 bring higher end features at lower cost
The new phones feature four back cameras, big screens and items dropped from Samsung's high-end Galaxy S series: headphone jacks, expandable memory and chargers in the box.Compared with the Galaxy S21 lineup, the new Galaxy A series phones all come with features dropped from the company's high-end devices that many consumers love: headphone jacks, MicroSD card slots to expand the memory up to 1TB and chargers in the box. They also tout two-day battery life, four camera lenses on the back and Super AMOLED screens.
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