Samsung unveils new Galaxy A Series smartphones

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Samsung unveils new Galaxy A Series smartphones

Samsung has launched its new Galaxy A Series smartphones - the Galaxy A52 and A72 - at its Awesome Unpacked event on 17 March 2021.

The Galaxy A52 is also available in a 5G model and both upper-mid-range devices sport a number of improvements over their previous-generation versions.
 
Just wow.

"The display technology is also Eye Care-certified".

This is unbelievable. They are so considerate. However, I'm not sure if this refers to the left eye, right eye or Big Brother's all seeing eye...
 
I am going to get the A72, just can't justify the prices of the flagship phones. The A72 is decent enough. Also, I want to moved away from Huawei.
 
So Samsung Galaxy A52 5G is below R8000 without taxes I think it will cost R12000 locally
 
This whole cameras on phones is getting outta hand imho.
 
Another phablet. I jumped back to IOS just to get a decently sized phone that I can put in my pocket (12 mini). Why every phone has to be almost 7" big is beyond me.
I replaced my Note 9 with the 12 mini and I am LOVING the size - and even iOS to be honest.
 
MORE CAMERAS.
Don't stop until it looks like this.

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This whole cameras on phones is getting outta hand imho.
Tbh, I think it's good that mid range is now getting ever more decent cameras, though technically this is old flagship price range, so being screwed on the SoC side of things.

I don't care a DSL around often, but do carry a phone a majority of the time, and taking photos/videos of things you often only know then, so never bad that phone cameras are improving.
 
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Tbh, I think it's good that mid range is now getting ever more decent cameras, though technically this is old flagship price range, so being screwed on the SoC side of things.

I don't care a DSL around often, but do carry a phone a majority of the time, and taking photos/videos of things you often only know then, so never bad that phone cameras are improving.
Lol
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Another phablet. I jumped back to IOS just to get a decently sized phone that I can put in my pocket (12 mini). Why every phone has to be almost 7" big is beyond me.
I replaced my Note 9 with the 12 mini and I am LOVING the size - and even iOS to be honest.
Been thinking of doing the same... 12 mini or SE from note 9.
 
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Tbh, I think it's good that mid range is now getting ever more decent cameras, though technically this is old flagship price range, so being screwed on the SoC side of things.

I don't care a DSL around often, but do carry a phone a majority of the time, and taking photos/videos of things you often only know then, so never bad that phone cameras are improving.

I think the camera software is just as important as the hardware. Google Camera and the IOS camera app have got this down to a art compared to other OEM's. Wish Google would just let us all download the full and proper version of Google Camera for our phones, specially for night time and dark scene photos. It is one thing to have great camera hardware in a phone, but software plays a big role also.
 
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Been thinking of doing the same... 12 mini or SE from note 9.
Honestly, no regrets at all. I'm not really a very heavy user anymore and don't game or watch a lot of videos and whatnot on my phone so I really don't need such a big screen. the mini also lasts me about 2 days on a single charge which I thought was really good, would be happy with just a full day so 2 is a bonus (obviously depends on usage though).

But yeah, like @backstreetboy said, I am in the minority, everyone wants bigger and bigger phones which is why you can't find a decently sized phone anymore.
 
I think the camera software is just as important as the hardware. Google Camera and the IOS camera app have got this down to a art compared to other OEM's. Wish Google would just let us all download the full and proper version of Google Camera for our phones, specially for night time and dark scene photos. It is one thing to have great camera hardware in a phone, but software plays a big role also.
Agreed that the software is important, but there's only so much you can do with the information you have.
Besides digital zoom, most camera manufacturers are starting to be near par with Google, and over time the digital zoom gap has started to close as well.

Will be interesting to see what the next 5 years bring in terms of camera tech, someone will probs figure a different way of doing zoom that doesn't involve Google's patent.
 
Umm, am I missing something, is the battery size the only difference between these 2 phones?
:unsure:
 
Why no mention of the A72 5G? Article only mentions the A52 5G.

Wondering if it's worth it finally retiring my Mate 10 Pro for one of these.
 
Question, would the current top Galaxy A series phones be fundamentally better than a Galaxy S8 ?
My old S8 has served me well and the current S line Galaxy phones are crazy pricey.
Are the upper mid range Samsung phones now better than the flagships from 3-4 years ago? I'd presume it's rather close...
 
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