Samsung is expected to launch the Galaxy A72 and Galaxy A52 models – the successors to its best selling 2020 mid-range smartphones – sometime this year. Thanks to a recent leak by Dutch publication WinFuture, the design and specifications of the former has been revealed in its full glory.
At first glance, the new Galaxy A72 model looks almost similar to its predecessor, especially in front – save for a smaller punch-hole camera cutout. Flipping the phone over, meanwhile, exhibits a new “hump” look for its camera array which seamlessly blends with the rest of its rear case. This replaces the glass housing approach that was featured on last year’s model, giving the Galaxy A72 a cleaner look. The images provided by WinFuture suggests this upcoming Samsung smartphone will be offered in four colour options: black, white, light blue and lavender.
Specifications-wise, the website says the Galaxy A72 will sport a 6.7-inch SuperAMOLED display with 2,400 x 1,080 pixel resolution, a refresh rate of up to 90Hz, which also features an in-display fingerprint scanner. Under its hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G chipset, along with RAM and internal storage configurations of up to 8GB and 256GB respectively.
Powering the phone is a 5,000mAh battery with fast charging support via USB, although its wattage is not specified. For reference, last year’s model supported 25W fast charging – a standard seen across all Samsung smartphones, including the recently released Galaxy S21 series.
For photography, the rear camera hump houses a quad camera setup consisting of a 64MP main sensor, an 8MP telephoto with 2x magnification, 12MP ultra-wide, and a 2MP macro. Housed in the front display’s punch-hole cutout is a 32MP camera.
Other than that, WinFuture reports that the Galaxy A72 features a headphone jack, a microSD card slot and would run on the current, if not, the latest version of Samsung’s Android 11-based One UI 3 operating system. The site added the phone is also dust and water resistant, with a rating of IP67.
If this leak is to be believed, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy A72 is nothing more than a slightly tweaked version of its predecessor. Besides featuring a new chipset, higher refresh rate for its display, a larger battery and other improvements, pretty much everything else on this model is similar to last year’s model. This may not entice existing A71 owners to upgrade, but it isn’t totally a deal breaker per say – as the phone is still a worthwhile consideration for those who wish to hop over from older or entry-level models.
According to WinFuture, the new smartphone’s expected selling price in Europe is at EUR499 (~RM2,444) – a slight price bump from its predecessor’s EUR470 (RM1,799 in Malaysia) launch price. In terms of availability, it is not known when Samsung is planning to officially unveil or launch the new Galaxy A72 and A52 devices.