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Can't bring yourself to pay $800 to more than $1,000 for a smartphone? Samsung's new line of lower-priced, entry-level models give you some new options.
Sure, they may not sport the premium technical features of, released three months ago. But these more economically-priced offerings may do the job for many customers.
Samsung's lowest-priced new phone, the A02s (starting at $109.99) boasts a 6.5-inch HD+ display and an all-day battery.
The Samsung Galaxy A top-of-the-line smartphones, the Galaxy A52 5G (starts at $499.99) and A42 5G ($399.99), each include camera features such as Single Take and Super Steady. The A52 5G has a rear quad camera with 64MP lens and a 6.5-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED 120 Hz display, the first A series model to have the speedier refresh rate.
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Samsung cut $250 off the prices of its foldable Galaxy Z Flip 5G and Z Fold2 5G smartphones as part of a new 100-day "Buy and Try" promotion.Now, you can test drive either the Galaxy Z Flip 5G or Galaxy Z Fold2 5G at a discounted price with Samsung's new "Buy and Try" promotion. Between now and April 1, consumers can get either device – discounted at least $250 – and use them for up to 100 days. If you aren't happy, you can return them.
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Samsung's lowest-priced smartphone to support 5G, the A32 5G ($279.99-up), also has a 6.5-inch display, while the A42 5G ($399.99) has a 6.6-inch HD+ Super AMOLED display – and 128GB of storage.
The Galaxy A12 ($179.99), like the AO2s, has a 6.5-inch HD+ display, but has a better camera.
The A42 5G model becomes available Thursday from Verizon Wireless and will be available later this spring on. The Galaxy A52 5G, A32 5G and A12 will be available starting Friday. Galaxy A02s will out April 29.
Samsung's A Series, the perfect phones for pandemic times, get the spotlight at Unpacked
The company's mainstream smartphone lineup has become popular with consumers around the globe.On Wednesday at 7 a.m. PT, Samsung is scheduled to hold its second virtual Unpacked event of 2021. Samsung called Wednesday's event "Galaxy Awesome Unpacked" and said it'll explain how it's "bringing Awesome to everyone." (Yes, capital "A" Awesome). Its first Unpacked, in mid-January, marked the introduction of Samsung's flagship phones for the year, the Galaxy S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra. All came with 5G, and the devices started at $800, which is $200 less than their predecessors.
has announced special plans for the Galaxy A52 5G and A12 beginning Friday. For a limited time, new and existing customers can get the A52 5G for as low as $5 per month on a 30-month installment payment plan with an AT&T unlimited plan. The
can be had for as low as $1per month on a 30-month installment payment plan with an AT&T unlimited plan. Cricket Wireless customers will be able to get the Galaxy A12 for $179.99.
All five models come with a two-month trial of YouTube Premium (no ads), and a six-month trial of SiriusXM.
"Samsung is fielding a compelling mid-tier portfolio with excellent carrier distribution in the U.S.," said Avi Greengart, president and lead analyst for tech research firm.
"One measure of how The Galaxy A32 5G and A52 5G stand out by offering features – like fast-refresh displays and 5G – that only recently were relegated to flagships," Greengart said. "The Galaxy A32 5G is particularly impressive at just $279. With LG exiting the market, Samsung’s timing couldn’t be better, especially as most of these phones will be available in prepaid channels where LG was strongest."
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Consumer interest grew in the Galaxy A series in 2020, with sales up nearly 170% over 2019 in the U.S., says Stephen Hawke, director of smartphone product management at Samsung Electronics America.
"There has been a lot of interest in the mid-tier market recently," he said. "The pandemic and economic uncertainly has all factored in to people being more price-conscious and looking for more affordable options."
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While it's easy to find a great smartphone these days, ZDNet mobile expert Matt Miller hand-picks the top 10 best phone models worthy of your consideration -- and all support 5G.Some phones excel at photography, others at serving as a small tablet, and others that can withstand a drop in the field. The term "best" may be specific to your needs, but there are some truly standout devices that are better than others.