The Galaxy A72 is ready for the mid-premium market based on leading specs, here are the price, release date and other details about the new model.
The Samsung Galaxy A72 is now official. This is the new generation of the mid-premium series of phones from the Korean company, and in this release, the company has decided to go a step further by providing its device with a series of improvements, in some cases inherited directly from the flagships of the Galaxy family.
If the previous Galaxy A71 already managed to conquer a good part of the public thanks to its good value for money, this new Galaxy A72 aims to slip into the pockets of an even greater number of people, through a more advanced camera system, extra power, and a smoother screen.
Samsung Galaxy A72 specs
|Dimensions||165 x 77.4 x 8.4mm
|Screen||6.7-inch SuperAMOLED Infinity-O
|Resolution||Full HD +|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G|
|Operating system||One UI 3.1 based on Android 11|
|Storage||128/256GB, expandable by microSD|
|Cameras||Rear 64MP f / 1.8 Main with OIS
Ultra-Wide 12MP f / 2.2
Telephoto 8MP f / 2.4 with OIS, 3x optical zoom
Macro 5MP F / 2.4
Front: 32MP f / 2.2
|Battery||5,000mAh with 25W quick charge (25W charger included)|
|Others||On-screen fingerprint reader, IP67 certification, USB Type C, stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos audio|
|Starting price||From $482|
A smoother screen and a more colorful design
Dressed in a striking purple and blue colors, or a soberer black and white, the Galaxy A72 introduces renewed aesthetic lines compared to the previous generation, which now follows the path of models such as the Galaxy A32 5G.
Thus, we are talking about a phone in which straight lines take over the chassis, and where the rear module responsible for housing the cameras tries to go somewhat more unnoticed than in other phones of the company.
We are talking about a large device, more than 16 centimeters high, due to the use of a large 6.7-inch diagonal screen.
This screen is based on SuperAMOLED technology and has a Full HD+ resolution. Also, it introduces an important change compared to the last generation as it is the use of 90Hz refresh rate, which promises to offer a smoother experience when using the device.
Another interesting new feature is the IP67 certification, which guarantees the water-resistance of the device. Other important design features include a 3.5mm headphone port, stereo speakers, and a fingerprint reader integrated directly into the display.
Telephoto camera returns to the Galaxy A series
Samsung has listened to its community and, this year has decided to give the Galaxy A72 camera system addition that many had missed in past generations.
We are talking, of course, about the telephoto sensor with optical zoom, which replaces the depth camera and allows you to capture images with up to 3x magnification without losing quality. Also, the optical stabilizer will help prevent blurred or blurred photos.
This sensor is supported by a 64MP main camera and a 12MP camera with an ultra-wide-angle lens. There is also a 5MP macro sensor.
On the front, there are not too many changes, as we again have a 32MP camera, integrated into the hole in the screen with which the device has.
Qualcomm SoC and a huge battery
As in the Galaxy A52, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor is responsible for giving life to this Galaxy A72. This implies that we do not have 5G connectivity. It is unknown whether there will be a variant of the Galaxy A72 with this connectivity.
In any case, it will be possible to choose between two different configurations, with 6 or 8GB RAM and 128 or 256GB storage, the latter expandable via microSD card.
Another of the phone’s strong points is the battery, as the 5,000 mAh capacity ensures a two-day battery life. Also, when the time comes to go through the charger, we will have 25W fast charging, and the charger will be included in the box.
All of the above is supported by Android 11, in its version customized by One UI 3.1. Also, both this device and the Galaxy A52 are part of the collection of Samsung handsets that will receive three years of system updates and four years of security updates.
Samsung Galaxy A72 price and release date
The price of the Samsung Galaxy A72 is $482 in its version with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. It will be available for purchase through the usual sales channels, including Amazon or the company’s official store. The version with more RAM and storage will cost $542.
When it comes to choosing, it will be possible to decide between a total of four colors: white, black, blue, and purple.