Galaxy A52s leak points to a much-needed upgrade

Galaxy A52s leak points to a much-needed upgrade

All eyes were on the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 yesterday, but not everyone could be curious about buying such expensive phones. Many won’t even be eying the Galaxy S21 series, a minimum of until the Galaxy S21 FE comes out. There was a time when Samsung’s Galaxy A phones overtook their premium cousins in popularity and sales due to their affordable 5G promise. Samsung is seemingly trying to exploit that cow for the maximum amount because it can, with the Galaxy A52s, have a critical advantage over its predecessor.

The Galaxy A52 was launched just last April, and, because the name implies, the Galaxy A52s is an incremental upgrade only. There are minor differences between the 2, but it’s where it counts the foremost.

The Galaxy A52 launched with a Snapdragon 750G, one among Qualcomm’s mid-range 5G chips. It’s not old, having been launched in 2020, but the Galaxy A52 was panned for its disappointing performance. So Samsung will be fixing that by putting a newer and more powerful Snapdragon 778G that’s advertised to offer a 35% boost in performance.

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The rest of the specs, however, remain practically identical, right down to the cameras. There’s still an outsized 32MP selfie shooter ahead, while the rear has an equivalent camera array that is led by a 64MP primary sensor. Unfortunately, meaning there’s still no telephoto camera, leaving users to form do with 10x digital zoom.

According to WinFuture, the Galaxy A52s will sell for around 449 EUR, roughly almost like its predecessor. 6GB RAM and 128GB storage will be standard, but other markets will see an 8GB RAM and 256GB storage option. Just like the Galaxy A52, it’ll run Android 11 out of the box, no matter when it launches this year.

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