Signs that the pursuit of one of Samsung’s most important mid-range models of 2020 is imminent – the unannounced Galaxy A72 – are growing and frequent.
Leaks surrounding the successor to the A71 date back to 2020, but as of February 2021 a series of more revealing revelations have started to emerge which, at this point, leave little to the imagination. That’s all we know about the Galaxy A72 and A72 5G.
When is the Samsung Galaxy A72 unveiled?
March was already considered the most likely date for the A72’s arrival, depending on the state of the rumor, but Samsung then officially set the date for a dedicated event – Galaxy Awesome Unpacked, today March 17.
It’s unclear if the A72 and A72 5G will go on sale together, or if Samsung will divide the model launch by regions and / or markets, as it did with last year’s A71 and A71 5G, which arrived. about four months later. its namesake 4G.
However, various sources have suggested that the 5G version of the A72 may not arrive in Europe, leaving the Galaxy A52 5G to be the company’s primary mid-range 5G mobile in European markets.
There are rumors that the A52 would also go on sale on March 26, so it wouldn’t be unreasonable to think that the A72 has a similar timeline.
How much will the Samsung Galaxy A72 cost?
German site Ideao briefly featured the Galaxy A72 price leak (before it was quickly withdrawn), which corroborates figures that WinFuture also released, indicating that the A72 will start at $ 449 for the 128GB model. and will increase to 509 dollars for double the storage. .
No price has yet appeared for the A72 5G, reinforcing the possibility that in Europe at least, the A72 will only be seen in its 4G version.
What are the features of the Samsung Galaxy A72?
As for the aesthetics and design, they’re almost confirmed, thanks to well-known insider OnLeaks, who released what appears to be makes official A72 5G, accompanied by a handful of specifications.
The A72 looks almost identical to its predecessor, except for a quad rear camera module which appears to be modeled after the setup found on the back of the standard Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Z Fold 2.
It appears to feature what Samsung describes as a “Glasstic” rear, which is high-quality polycarbonate (plastic) surrounded by a metal frame, while the “Infinity-O” front display is a panel. 6.7-inch with a centrally located front camera and also hides an in-display fingerprint sensor.
According to Hemmerstoffer, the phone measures 165mm x 77.4mm x 8.1mm (or 9.9mm thick, if you factor in the rear camera bulge) and includes a 3.5mm headphone jack.
As for the internal specs, YoLeaks saw the A72 (with the Samsung Galaxy Xcover5 already launched) in the Google Play Store, and in the entry the processor, screen resolution, RAM memory and the fact that the phone will be based on Android 11.
Here’s the full spec sheet, based on a myriad of sources and leaks:
- 6.7-inch Full HD + Super AMOLED display (1080 × 2400)
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor
- 128 GB or 256 GB storage, expandable via microSD card
- 6 GB or 8 GB of RAM
- Four camera system with 64Mp main sensor
- 32Mp front camera
- Plastic back, aluminum frame
- IP67 certification
- A 3.1 user interface on Android 11
- 3.5mm headphone jack
- 5000mAh battery with 25W fast charge
The previous specs refer to the 4G model, but there is also talk of a Snapdragon 750G chip and a 90Hz display in the 5G model, as well as the possibility of an optical image stabilization (OIS) system in front of it. sensor. 64 MP main camera.
WinFuture also shared other images showing the four colors planned for the A72 (and A52): black, white, purple and blue.