The Samsung Galaxy A52 5G Makes Innovation Accessible to All

March 17, 2021
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The new Samsung Galaxy A52 5G and Galaxy A72 enables everyone to experience awesome technology at a price that suits their needs

LONDON, UK, 17th March 2021Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd today unveiled the Samsung Galaxy A52 5G and A72, making powerful innovation accessible to everyone. The latest Samsung Galaxy A Series lets you communicate and express yourself with an awesome camera, immerse yourself in a clear viewing experience with a smooth scrolling display, and enjoy greater peace of mind with innovative Samsung Galaxy foundation features including water resistance[1] and a long-lasting battery life. Samsung Galaxy A52 5G[2] will also expand your mobile experience by providing access to the wider Samsung Galaxy ecosystem of connected devices, such as Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro, Samsung Galaxy SmartTag, and Samsung Galaxy Tab S7/S7+[3].


“At Samsung, we strive to provide our customers with innovative, industry-leading products at all price points, which is why we are delighted to launch the Samsung Galaxy A52 5G and Samsung Galaxy A72 as stellar additions to our smartphone portfolio” said Conor Pierce, Corporate Vice President for Samsung Electronics UK & Ireland.

“The Samsung Galaxy A52 5G offers cutting-edge features, including a vivid and smoother display, long-lasting battery and cameras designed to keep up with the demands of content creators. All this is powered by 5G, putting innovation in the hands of the next generation”.



Create, communicate and express yourself with an awesome camera

Samsung has set the bar high for camera quality, and the Samsung Galaxy A52 5G is no different. By making exciting camera innovations available, you can enjoy more fun and versatile photos and videos.


  • Versatile Camera Experience – Shoot vivid and crisp photos and videos with ease thanks to a versatile quad camera with 64MP high-resolution. Instantly turn your favourite moments from 4K videos into 8MP high-resolution images with 4K Video Snap. Scene Optimiser uses AI to shoot with optimal settings for 30 categories of images and backgrounds such as food, landscapes, and pets.
  • Stable day or night – Whether filming the latest dance trend or capturing a new skateboard trick, OIS (optical image stabilisation) ensures pictures and videos come out sharp and steady. No need to miss an important moment anymore because of low lighting. Night mode uses multi-frame processing, resulting in a bright and crisp image even in the dark.
  • Fun content capture – Add style and unique flair to content using AR Emoji and My Filter.


See and be seen with an awesome display and refined design

Samsung enhances experiences and style with a vivid display and sophisticated design to fit and reflect your life.


  • Brighter and Smoother – Enjoy your favourite show on Samsung’s beloved Super AMOLED display. Now with a 120Hz refresh rate, the scrolling experience is even smoother. Keep watching and scrolling social media posts even when outside thanks to an increased 800nits luminance.
  • Refined design – The new Samsung Galaxy A52 5G features a refreshed design that is simple yet purposeful with a soft-edge design and minimal camera housing.


Expand your experiences thanks to the power of the awesome Samsung Galaxy ecosystem

The new Samsung Galaxy A52 5G experience is enhanced by the seamless connections and new opportunities offered through the Samsung Galaxy ecosystem.


  • Stay organised and connectedSmartThings connects to and controls thousands of devices in a smart home environment right from the Samsung Galaxy A52 5G —including wearables, tablets, PCs and TVs. Additionally, SmartThings Find locates your paired devices with more intuitive and detailed directions, and Samsung Galaxy SmartTag[4] Bluetooth locator can find non-connected devices or belongings by attaching it to what matters most. So you can connect and control thousands of devices from your Samsung Galaxy A52 5G.
  • Enjoy music together without hassle – Whether participating in a joint workout at home or catching up on the latest podcast with friends, connect and listen to music together. Music Share simply syncs a phone with a friend’s device to share music without speaker pairing. Also, pair phones with two sets of Samsung Galaxy Buds devices and listen together with Buds Together.
  • Connect and share with easeQuick Share lets you easily send pictures and videos without size limitation to nearby Samsung Galaxy devices so you can get quick approval before posting a group selfie. With Private Share[5], you can change your mind whom to share with, or revoke the photos and videos even after sharing with just one tap.


Expect more and get more with awesome Samsung Galaxy foundation

The new Samsung Galaxy A52 5G comes with the essentials that all Samsung Galaxy users deserve to have.


  • Peace of mind – Take chances and get messy without worry as the Samsung Galaxy A52 5G is water and dust resistant[6] with an IP67 By adding Samsung Care+[7], you can plan for the unexpected with instant support and guaranteed coverage for damages, breakdowns, theft, and loss. Protect the things that matter with built-in Samsung Knox—Samsung’s defense-grade security system that safeguards personal information and data in real-time.
  • Long-lasting battery life – Capture, create, and stream without slowing down with a long-lasting 4,500mAh battery capacity[8].
  • Hyper fast 5G – Life moves quickly, and phones should keep up. With power, hyper-fast speeds and strong performance, the Samsung Galaxy A52 5G makes 5G connectivity[9] accessible.
  • Enjoy premium essentials – The Samsung Galaxy A52 5G is equipped with the Samsung Galaxy essentials including stereo speakers and external memory up to 1TB[10]. Enhance the stereo speakers experience with Dolby Atmos for a rich soundscape filled with up-leveled depth and detail. Also, the redesigned One UI 3 helps enable more intuitive experiences and consistent interactions by increasing speed, reducing distractions and highlighting important information.
  • Support sustainability – Samsung regularly evaluates products, packaging and operations to discover new ways to improve our efforts to promote sustainability. The Samsung Galaxy A52 5G uses pulp mold and paper to minimise unused space and material use for the packaging[11].
  • Software updates – Samsung always aims to provide Galaxy users with an up –to-date mobile OS, and this is now expanded to the A Series. The Samsung Galaxy A52 5G will support software upgrades for three generations, and regular security updates for a minimum of four years[12].


Alongside the Samsung Galaxy A52 5G, Samsung unveiled the Samsung Galaxy A72, packing a long-lasting 5,000mAh battery7, a large immersive Super AMOLED display and a smooth scrolling experience with a 90Hz refresh rate.


With the Samsung Galaxy A72, enjoy a versatile quad camera array with 64MP high-resolution, complete with 4K Video Snap so you can turn special moments from 4K videos into 8MP high-resolution images. Scene Optimiser also uses AI to shoot with optimal settings for 30 categories of images and backgrounds such as food, landscapes, and pets. What’s more, ensure total peace of mind with water and dust resistance with an IP67 rating5.



Availability & Pricing

The Samsung Galaxy A52 5G is widely available to buy now in Samsung channels and major UK retailers, available in Awesome Violet, Awesome Blue, Awesome Black, and Awesome White


Samsung Galaxy A52 5G RRP:


  • £399


The Samsung Galaxy A72 is available to buy now in Samsung channels, available in Awesome Violet, Awesome Blue, Awesome Black, and Awesome White.


Samsung Galaxy A72 RRP:


  • £419


For more information about the Samsung Galaxy A Series, visit or



Product Specifications



Specification Galaxy A52 5G Galaxy A72
Display 6.5” FHD+ Super AMOLED 6.7” FHD+ Super AMOLED
Infinity-O Display (1080 x 2400), 407 ppi Infinity-O Display (1080 x 2400), 394 ppi
120 Hz refresh rate 90 Hz refresh rate
* Infinity-O Display: a near bezel-less, full-frontal screen.
* Screen measured diagonally as a full rectangle without accounting for the rounded corners. The actual viewable area is smaller due to the rounded corners and camera hole.
Dimension 75.1 x 159.9 x 8.4mm 77.4 x 165.0 x 8.4mm
& Weight 189g 203g
Camera [Front] [Front]
32MP FF (F2.2, 0.8µm) 32MP FF (F2.2, 0.8µm)
[Rear] [Rear]
Main: 64MP OIS AF (F1.8, 0.8µm) Main: 64MP OIS AF (F1.8, 0.8µm)
Ultra Wide: 12MP FF (F2.2, 1.12µm) Ultra Wide: 12MP FF (F2.2, 1.12µm)
Macro: 5MP FF (F2.4, 1.12µm) Macro: 5MP FF (F2.4, 1.12µm)
Depth: 5MP FF (F2.4, 1.12µm) Tele(3x): 8MP OIS AF (F2.4, 1.0µm)
*Zoom *Zoom
Digital Zoom up to 10X Digital Zoom up to 30X, Optical Zoom at 3X
AP Octa-Core (2×2.2 ㎓ + 6×1.8 ㎓) Octa-Core (2×2.3 ㎓ + 6×1.8 ㎓)
Memory RAM: 6GB RAM: 6GB
ROM: 128GB​ ROM: 128GB
*Actual storage available may depend on pre-installed software.
Expandable Memory & SIM Card 2 slots (SIM 1 + Hybrid)
Micro SD: Up to 1TB
* MicroSD card sold separately. Availability may vary depending on manufacturer.
* SIM card sold separately. Availability may vary depending on carrier.
Battery 4,500 mAh ​(typical) 5,000 mAh (typical)
* Typical value tested under third-party laboratory condition. Typical value is the estimated average value considering the deviation in battery capacity among the battery samples tested under IEC 61960 standard. Rated (minimum) capacity is 4,370mAh for Samsung Galaxy A52 5G,and 4,860mAh for Samsung Galaxy A72, respectively. Actual battery life may vary depending on network environment, usage patterns, and other factors.
Charging 25W Super Fast Charging
* 15W Adaptive Fast Charging provided in A52 5G box
* Wired charging compatible with QC2.0 and AFC.
OS Android 11
Network 5G Sub6 FDD,5G Sub6 TDD LTE
* Actual speed may vary depending on carrier, and user environment.
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4G+5GHz)
Bluetooth® v 5.0
USB Type-C 2.0
Location (GPS, Glonass, BeiDou, Galileo)
* Galileo and BeiDou coverage may be limited. BeiDou may not be available for certain countries.
Payment NFC Samsung Pay
*Payment solutions and available features may vary depending on carrier and service providers.
Sensors Accelerometer, Under-Screen Fingerprint sensor, Gyro sensor, Geomagnetic sensor, Hall sensor, Light sensor, Virtual Proximity sensor
Authentication Lock type: Pattern, PIN, password
Biometric lock type: Face Recognition, Fingerprint sensor
Audio [Stereo speakers sound by AKG]
Surround sound with Dolby Atmos technology
[Ultra high quality audio playback]
UHQ 24-bit
PCM: Up to 24 bits
[Audio playback format]
Dual Audio: Connect two Bluetooth devices to the Galaxy A52 5G to play audio through the two devices simultaneously.
* The two connected devices may exhibit a slight difference in sound output.
Scalable Codec: Enhanced Bluetooth connection under ambient radio frequency interference.
* Available only for certain accessories made by Samsung.
* The two connected devices may exhibit a slight difference in sound output.
* Available only for certain accessories made by Samsung and AKG.
Video [Video playback format]
[TV connection]
Wireless: Smart View (screen mirroring 1080p at 30fps)
Water Resistance IP67
* Based on test conditions for submersion in up to 1 metre of freshwater for up to 30 minutes. Rinse residue/dry if wet. Not advised for beach, pool use and soapy water.


[1] Samsung Galaxy A52 5G is rated IP67, water and dust resistant.

[2] 5G functionality requires compatible network connection.

[3] Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro, Samsung Galaxy SmartTag, and Samsung Galaxy Tab sold separately.

[4] Samsung Galaxy SmartTag sold separately.

[5] Private Share enables more secure sharing with blockchain-based encryption technology and works between Samsung Galaxy smartphones with Android P or later. App download required to send/receive Private Share link. After sharing, senders can revoke the files from receivers.

[6] Based on test conditions for submersion in up to 1 metre of freshwater for up to 30 minutes. Not advised for beach, pool use and soapy water. In case you spill liquids containing sugar on the phone, please rinse the device in clean, stagnant water while clicking keys. Safe against low water pressure only. High water pressure such as running tap water or shower may damage the device.

[7] Samsung Care+ deductibles may apply. For more information, visit []

[8] Estimated against the usage profile of an average/typical user Independently assessed by Strategy Analytics between 2021.01.20-01.31 in UK with pre-release versions of SM-A725, SM-A525, SM-A526, SM-A325, SM-A326 under default setting using 5G Sub6 networks (NOT tested under 5G mmWave network). Actual battery life varies by network environment, features and apps used, frequency of calls and messages, number of times charged, and many other factors.

[9] 5G functionality requires compatible network connection.

[10] SD Card sold separately.

[11] These materials are PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification), SFI (Sustainable Forestry Initiative) and FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified

[12] *After the initial phone release. Availability of security updates may vary by device. The lists of security update models are subject to change and will be reviewed on a periodic basis. For further details, please refer to Samsung Mobile “Security Updates”

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