04.07.21 / Mobile

Innovation for All: Samsung Introduces Galaxy A Series for the U.S

Talking Points

  • Samsung unveiled its fun and versatile 2021 Samsung Galaxy A series smartphone portfolio in the U.S.—including its first 5G smartphone for under $300.
  • With great cameras, stunning displays and long-lasting battery life, the new Galaxy A series – Galaxy A52 5G, A42 5G, A32 5G, A12 and A02s – brings awesome Samsung smartphone innovations to more consumers.
  • The Galaxy A42 5G will be available in the U.S. starting April 8 and Galaxy A52 5G, A32 5G, and A12 will be available starting April 9.

Samsung Electronics America, Inc. today announced the 2021 Galaxy A series smartphone portfolio for the U.S. The latest Galaxy A series is a family of devices packed with awesome features at a price that works for everyone. Take stunning shots with powerful multi-camera systems, see immersive content on vivid displays and enjoy peace of mind with long-lasting, fast-charging batteries. The Galaxy A series makes some of the most popular Galaxy innovations available to all.

“Over the past year, we’ve come to rely on our phones more than ever to keep us connected and provide some much-needed fun and entertainment,” said Drew Blackard, vice president of mobile product management at Samsung Electronics America. “The 2021 Galaxy A series delivers all of that. These are the perfect smartphones for anyone who wants the quality and innovation synonymous with Samsung at a great price.”

Galaxy A Series 5G lineup

This year’s Galaxy A series lineup introduces three new, versatile devices that harness the power of 5G[1] — including Samsung’s first-ever 5G device under $300 — to enhance your mobile experience with clear video calls, smooth streaming and seamless gaming.

The Galaxy A series experience starts with the screen. All new 5G Galaxy A series devices deliver awe-inspiring visuals and vivid colors on edge-to-edge displays.

Every 5G Galaxy A series device has impressive camera features. 4K Video Snap lets you grab high resolution still photos straight from your 4K videos so you don’t have to choose between taking a photo or shooting a video. Scene Optimizer automatically detects what’s in frame and enhances exposure, contrast and color for just the right shot. Special AR Lenses from Snapchat are now built right into the native camera app with the brand-new Fun Mode.[2]

The Galaxy A series provides the power you need to stay connected all day long and then some with large, long-lasting batteries, Fast Charging[3] and Adaptive Power Saving. And you won’t need to delete old memories to make room for new ones, as all three 5G devices have expandable memory with microSD[4] support up to 1TB.

Galaxy A52 5G packs a number of Galaxy innovations that are new to the Galaxy A series this year, including exciting camera features that make capturing content more fun. Whether you’re documenting your latest road trip or capturing your dog running across the yard, a new quad camera system with 64MP high-resolution and Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) keeps your images clear and steady. In addition to intelligent camera features such as Single Take and Super Steady, the Galaxy A52 5G adds new innovations like Pro Video Mode which gives you the power to adjust settings including ISO, shutter speed, exposure levels and white balance so you can take videos the way you want.

Enjoy buttery-smooth scrolling, gaming and browsing on the 6.5-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display[5], thanks to an incredible 120Hz refresh rate — a first for the Galaxy A series. The Galaxy A52 5G also delivers a clear and balanced audio experience for movies and gaming with Stereo Speakers. [6]

Galaxy A52 5G will be available starting at $499.99. It features 6GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage.

Galaxy A42 5G helps you capture more creative content to impress all your friends and followers. Take amazing photos and videos with the Galaxy A42 5G’s 48 MP triple camera system enhanced by popular Galaxy features like Super Steady and Single Take. Enjoy crystal clear visuals and vibrant colors on the large 6.6-inch HD+ Super AMOLED display.[7]

Galaxy A42 5G features 4GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage. It will be available starting at $399.99.

Galaxy A32 5G delivers 5G at our lowest price point yet, making next-generation connectivity more accessible than ever before.[8] Capture stunning content from vivid selfies to epic landscapes and everything in between with its powerful camera system, which includes a 48MP main lens. The Galaxy A32 5G’s 6.5-inch HD+ LCD display[9] delivers an immersive entertainment experience.

Galaxy A32 5G will be available starting at $279.99. It features 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage.

Simplify and Connect with Galaxy A12 and A02s

Galaxy A12 (starting at $179.99) and Galaxy A02s (starting at $109.99) give you the essentials you need to stay connected with friends and family, including an all-day battery featuring Fast Charging, a multi-lens camera experience and a crisp, colorful 6.5-inch HD+ display.[10]

The Galaxy A12 features 3GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage, while the Galaxy A02s includes 2GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage. Both the Galaxy A12 and Galaxy A02s support expandable memory.[11]

Galaxy Ecosystem & Customer Care

Galaxy A series delivers the quality and innovation you expect from Samsung. Whether you’re using the Galaxy A02s or the Galaxy A52 5G, your phone opens the door to a wide range of incredible benefits, seamless experiences and powerful products including Galaxy SmartTag, Galaxy Watch Active2, Galaxy Buds+ and Galaxy Tab A.[12]

 All Galaxy A series devices offer the peace of mind that comes with Samsung Care, which provides professional care experts to help answer questions, troubleshoot or request service. Customers can get support online, on the phone or at one of the more than 550 Samsung Care authorized service locations in the U.S. staffed by Samsung Certified Pros using genuine Samsung parts. Customers can also get help and find answers to questions through the free Samsung Members app.

U.S. Availability

The Galaxy A42 5G will be available starting April 8, and the Galaxy A52 5G, A32 5G and A12 will be available starting April 9. Galaxy A02s will be available starting April 29.

The Galaxy A52 5G, A42 5G, A32 5G, A12 and A02s come with a two-month trial of YouTube Premium[13] available through the YouTube app, as well as a six-month trial of SiriusXM Streaming, redeemable in the Samsung Members app.

 

Product Specifications (Galaxy A32 5G, A42 5G, A52 5G)

SpecificationGalaxy A32 5GGalaxy A42 5GGalaxy A52 5G
Display6.5" HD+ LCD, Infinity-V Display
90Hz refresh rate
6.6" HD+ Super AMOLED, Infinity-U Display 60Hz refresh rate6.5" FHD+ Super AMOLED, Infinity-O Display 120Hz refresh rate
Eye Comfort Shield
* 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 & Weight76.1 x 164.1 x 9.1mm
205g
75.9 x 164.4 x 8.6mm
193g
75.1 x 159.9 x 8.4mm
189g
Camera
13MP (F2.2)

13MP (F2.2)

32MP (F2.2)

Main: 48MP (F1.8)
Ultra Wide: 8MP (F2.2)
Macro: 5MP (F2.4)
Depth: 2MP(F2.4)
*Zoom
Digital Zoom up to 10X

Main: 48MP (F1.8)
Ultra Wide: 8MP (F2.2)
Depth: 2MP (F2.4)
*Zoom
Digital Zoom up to 10X

Main: 64MP OIS (F1.8)
Ultra Wide: 12MP (F2.2)
Macro: 5MP (F2.4)
Depth: 5MP (F2.4)
*Zoom
Digital Zoom up to 10X
APOcta-Core (2GHz)Octa-Core (2x2.2GHz + 6x1.8GHz)
MemoryRAM: 4GBRAM: 4GBRAM: 6GB
ROM: 64GBROM: 128GBROM: 128GB
*May differ by model, color, market, and carrier.
*Actual storage available may depend on pre-installed software. 
Expandable Memory & SIM Card2 slots (SIM 1 + Micro SD: Up to 1TB)
* MicroSD card sold separately. Availability may vary depending on country and manufacturer.
* SIM card sold separately. Availability may vary depending on country and carrier. 
Battery5,000mAh (typical)4,500mAh (typical)
Charging15W Fast Charging25W Fast Charging
* Wired charging compatible with QC2.0 and AFC.
OSAndroid 11
Network5G Sub6mmWave + 5G Sub65G Sub6
* Actual speed may vary depending on country, carrier, and user environment. 
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4+5GHz, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4+5GHzWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4G+5GHz)
Bluetooth® v 5.0Bluetooth® v 5.0Bluetooth® v 5.0
USB Type 2.0-CUSB Type 2.0-CUSB Type 2.0-C
Location (GPS, Glonass, BeiDou, Galileo) Location (GPS, Glonass, BeiDou, Galileo) Location (GPS, Glonass, BeiDou, Galileo) 
PaymentNFC
SensorsAccelerometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Barometer Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Virtual Light Sensing, Virtual Proximity SensingAccelerometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Barometer Geomagnetic Sensor, Light Sensor, Proximity SensorAccelerometer, Fingerprint sensor, Gyro sensor, Barometer, Geomagnetic sensor, Hall sensor, Light sensor, Virtual Proximity sensor
AuthenticationLock type: Pattern, PIN, password Lock type: Pattern, PIN, password Lock type: Pattern, PIN, password 
Biometric lock type: Face Recognition, Fingerprint sensorBiometric lock type: Face Recognition, Optical Fingerprint sensorBiometric lock type: Face Recognition, Optical Fingerprint sensor
Audio
MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA

MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA

Surround sound with Dolby Atmos technology

UHQ 24-bit
PCM: Up to 24 bits

MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA

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.
3.5mm Headphone Jack
Scalable Codec: Enhanced Bluetooth connection under ambient radio frequency interference.
* Available only for certain accessories made by Samsung.

Video
MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
Video Recording Resolution
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) @30fps

MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
Video Recording Resolution

MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM 

Wireless: Smart View (screen?mirroring 1080p at 30fps) 
Water ResistanceN/AIP67

Product Specifications (Galaxy A02s, A12)

SpecificationGalaxy A02sGalaxy A12
Display6.5" HD+ LCD,
Infinity-V Display 
60Hz refresh rate
6.5" HD+ LCD,
Infinity-V Display 
60Hz refresh rate
* 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 & Weight75.9 x 166.5 x 9.2mm
198g
75.8 x 164.0 x 8.9mm
205g
Camera
5MP (F2.2)

8MP (F2.2)

Main: 13MP (F2.2)
Macro: 2MP (F2.4)
Depth: 2MP (F2.4)
*Zoom
Digital Zoom up to 8X

Main: 16MP
Ultra Wide: 5MP (F2.2)
Macro: 2MP (F2.4)
Depth: 2MP (F2.4)
*Zoom
Digital Zoom up to 10X
APOcta-Core (1.8GHz)Octa-Core (2.3GHz + 1.8GHz)
MemoryRAM: 2GBRAM: 3GB
ROM: 32GBROM: 32GB
* May differ by model, color, market, and carrier.
*Actual storage available may depend on pre-installed software. 
Expandable Memory & SIM Card2 slots (SIM 1 + Micro SD up to 1TB)
* MicroSD card sold separately. Availability may vary depending on country and manufacturer.
* SIM card sold separately. Availability may vary depending on country and carrier. 
Battery5,000mAh (typical)
Charging15W Fast Charging
* Wired charging compatible with QC2.0 and AFC.
OSAndroid 10
NetworkLTE
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4+5GHzWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4+5GHz
Bluetooth® v4.2Bluetooth® v5.0
USB Type 2.0-CUSB Type 2.0-C
Location (GPS, Glonass, BeiDou, Galileo) Location (GPS, Glonass, BeiDou, Galileo) 
SensorsAccelerometer, Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Barometer (limited)Accelerometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Grip Sensor, Virtual Light Sensing, Barometer, Virtual Proximity Sensing
AuthenticationLock type: Pattern, PIN, password Lock type: Pattern, PIN, password 
Biometric lock type: Fingerprint sensor
Audio
MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA
3.5mm Headphone Jack

MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA
3.5mm Headphone Jack
Video
MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
Video Recording Resolution
FHD (1920 x 1080)@30fps

MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
Video Recording Resolution
Full HD (1920 x 1080) @30fps

 

[1] 5G speeds vary and require optimal network and connection (factors include frequency, bandwidth, congestion); see carrier for availability.
[2] Availability may vary by country and carrier.
[3] Fast Charging capability through provided charger.
[4] MicroSD card sold separately.
[5] Measured diagonally, the screen size is 6.5″ in the full rectangle and 6.3″ with accounting for the
rounded corners. Actual viewable area is less due to the rounded corners and camera lens.
[6] Water resistant in up to 3 feet of freshwater for up to 30 minutes. Rinse residue/dry after wet.
[7] Measured diagonally, the screen size is 6.6″ in the full rectangle and 6.5″ with accounting for the
rounded corners. Actual viewable area is less due to the rounded corners and camera lens.
[8] 5G speeds vary and require optimal network and connection (factors include frequency, bandwidth, congestion); see carrier for availability.
[9] Measured diagonally, the screen size is 6.5″ in the full rectangle and 6.3″ with accounting for the
rounded corners. Actual viewable area is less due to the rounded corners and camera lens.
[10] Measured diagonally, the screen size is 6.5″ in the full rectangle and 6.3″ with accounting for the rounded corners. Actual viewable area is less due to the rounded corners and camera lens.
[11] MicroSD card sold separately.
[12] Galaxy SmartTag, Galaxy Watch Active2, Galaxy Buds+ and Galaxy Tab A sold separately.
[13] Offer is only available to customers who are not current YouTube Premium, YouTube Music Premium or Google Play Music subscribers, have not been YouTube Premium (formerly YouTube Red),YouTube Music Premium, or Google Play Music subscribers nor participated in a YouTube Premium (formerly YouTube Red),YouTube Music Premium or Google Play Music trial before.
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