New Samsung Galaxy A52 and A72 announced – prices for South Africa

samsung galaxy a52 and a72 price south africa

Samsung has announced the latest entries to its Galaxy A series of affordable smartphones — the A52  and A72 — along with the prices and availability for South Africa.

In a global event on 17 March, Samsung announced the new Galaxy A52, A52 5G, and A72.

While the A series is Samsung’s affordable smartphone series, the company said that the new phones have the most premium cameras and screens in the range yet.

Both the Galaxy A52 and A72 come with 90Hz AMOLED displays. Meanwhile, the Galaxy A52 5G has a 120Hz refresh rate.

All phones’ displays also have enhanced brightness for viewing outdoors.

When it comes to the camera, the phones feature quad rear cameras. They all have a 64MP high-resolution main lens. The A52 combines this with a 12MP ultra-wide lens, 5MP depth lens, and 5MP macro lens.

Meanwhile, the A72 combines this with a 12MP ultra-wide lens, 8MP telephoto lens, and 5MP macro lens.

The A52 and A52 5G both feature a 45000mAh battery, while the A72 comes with a 5000mAh battery.

The phones also all feature on-screen fingerprint sensors.

galaxy a72

You can see a summary of their specs below:

Samsung Galaxy A52 specs:

  • Display: 6.5-inch FHD+ (1080 x 2400 pixels) Super AMOLED display with 90Hz refresh rate
  • Processor: Octa-core processor
  • Main camera: 64MP main lens + 12MP ultra-wide lens + 5MP macro lens + 5MP depth lens
  • Selfie camera: 32MP
  • Battery: 4500mAh
  • RAM: 4/6/8GB
  • On-board storage: 128/256GB

Samsung Galaxy A52 5G specs:

  • Display: 6.5-inch FHD+ (1080 x 2400 pixels) Super AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate
  • Processor: Octa-core processor
  • Main camera: 64MP main lens + 12MP ultra-wide lens + 5MP macro lens + 5MP depth lens
  • Selfie camera: 32MP
  • Battery: 4500mAh
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • On-board storage: 128/256GB

Samsung Galaxy A72 specs:

  • Display: 6.7-inch Super AMOLED FHD+ (1080 x 2040 pixels) display with 90Hz refresh rate
  • Processor: Octa-core processor
  • Main camera: 64MP main lens + 12MP ultra-wide lens + 8MP telephoto lens + 5MP macro lens
  • Selfie camera: 32MP
  • Battery: 5000mAh
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • On-board storage: 128/256GB

Samsung Galaxy A52 and A72 prices for South Africa

The phones will be immediately available in South Africa, according to Samsung.

Samsung South Africa has confirmed the recommended retail prices for the Galaxy A52 and A72.

The Galaxy A52 will start at R7 999, while the Galaxy A72 will start at R9 999.

In terms of contract pricing, Memeburn has the contract pricing for the phones at Cellucity.

The A52 LTE will start from R379 per month on a Smart XS+ contract.

Meanwhile, the Galaxy A72 LTE will start at R499 per month on a Smart XS+ contract.

Cellucity says the prepaid prices for the phones will be R6 999 for the A52 and R8 999 for the A72.

Availability for the A52 5G in South Africa has not been confirmed.

Image credits: Samsung

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