The leaks are coming faster as we near 2021 when Samsung is expected to announce a new batch of smartphones. After seeing the glimpses of what the flagship Galaxy S21, it seems will soon some glimpses of the Galaxy A72 5G. The alleged renders of the Galaxy A72 5G hint that, at least on the outside, the changes from its A71 predecessor are subtle.
The images show a 6.7-inch display with a centered hole-punch camera, which is consistent with the A71. That device used a very nice 1080 x 2400 pixel Super AMOLED Plus panel. The A72 appears to offer three rear-facing cameras plus a depth sensor. It is also consistent with the previous model, though the positioning of the flash and depth camera has shifted slightly.
For reference, the A71 offered a 64-megapixel primary camera (one of its chief differentiators from the step-down A51 5G) along with a 12-megapixel ultrawide, 5-megapixel macro, and 5-megapixel depth-sensing imager. And lo, in the Year of Our Lord 2021, it looks like we will still be able to buy phones with a 3.5mm headphone jack.
What does the future hold with regards to Galaxy A72 5G?
The A71 offers one, and it looks like the feature is sticking around for the next generation, at least. We can naturally expect to see the phone’s headline feature, 5G compatibility, provides in the next generation as well. The A71 provided both mmWave and sub-600MHz spectrum 5G connectivity, so it’s more than reasonable to assume the A72 will, too.
Again, we don’t have confirmation of an official launch date or price for the Galaxy A72 5G. It’s looking more and more likely that we’ll see at least the Galaxy S21 in a few weeks. But it’s less clear if the A-series devices will be debuting then as well.
Some of the specifications of the Galaxy A72 5G:
- NETWORK Technology
- GSM / HSPA / LTE
- LAUNCH Announced Not announced yet
- Status Rumored
- BODY Dimensions –
- Weight –
- SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- DISPLAY Type Super AMOLED Plus
- Size 6.7 inches, 108.4 cm2
- Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~393 ppi density)
- PLATFORM OS Android 10, One UI 2.5
- MEMORY Card slot microSDXC (dedicated slot)
- Internal 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM
- UFS 2.1
- MAIN CAMERA Penta 64 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.72″, 0.8µm, PDAF
- 8 MP, f/2.0, 73mm (telephoto), 1/4.5″, 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS, 3x optical zoom
- 12 MP, f/2.2, 123˚ (ultrawide)
- 5 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
- 5 MP, f/2.2, (depth)
- Features LED flash, panorama, HDR.
- Video 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/240fps, 1080p@960fps; gyro-EIS
- SELFIE CAMERA Single 32 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/2.8″, 0.8µm
- Features HDR
- Video 1080p@30fps
- SOUND Loudspeaker Yes
- 3.5mm jack Yes
- COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
- Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
- GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
- NFC Yes
- Radio Unspecified
- USB USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go
- FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
- BATTERY Type Li-Ion, non-removable
- Charging Fast charging
- MISC Colors Black; other colors
Features of the predecessor model that is Samsung Galaxy A71:
Design and display:
When it comes to the Samsung Galaxy A71 design, it’s all about the huge, 6.7-inch display. It dominates the front of the handset. But with minimal bezels around the side, it fits in hand better than you’d imagine. It uses Samsung’s Infinity-O screen technology available on previous devices from the firm. And means you get a punch-hole camera design at the top of the display. It sits in the notification bar, which keeps it nicely out of the way so as not to intrude on general usage.
The front-facing camera takes up more space on the A71 than it does on the cheaper Galaxy A51. That’s down to the fact the Galaxy A71 uses a Super AMOLED Plus panel. The Galaxy A71 measures 163.6 x 76 x 7.7mm and weighs 179g, which makes it relatively manageable to use. Those with smaller hands will still find it pretty massive, though. And stretching your thumb to the top of the screen is a struggle – especially during one-handed use.
On the right, you’ll find easy-to-reach power and volume keys, while on the bottom, there’s a headphone jack alongside the 25W fast-charging USB-C port. Round the back and Samsung has developed a new Prism effect for the rear of its latest A-series devices
One of the big party pieces for the Samsung Galaxy A71 is its cameras. The front-facing, 32MP snapper produces high-quality shots. Even in the slightly awkward lighting of the Samsung booth, it should satisfy selfie fans. Round the back, and the Galaxy A71 packs four cameras. The primary sensor a 64MP, f/1.8 offering, and from our brief test, it produced well-lit, detailed images.
However, you can fit more of your surroundings into the shot by tapping an icon on-screen to switch to the 123 degrees, 12MP ultra-wide camera. Plus, you also get 5MP macro and 5MP depth cameras for close-up shots and background blur effects.
Performance and specs:
There’s plenty of power under the hood of the Samsung Galaxy A71. An octa-core processor and 6GB of RAM (some regions will get 8GB) in the driving seat. The device comes running Android 10, which felt fluid and fast under-finger mine. And you also get 128GB of storage to play with, which, for many, will be more than enough. If you do run out of space, the Galaxy A71 also has a MicroSD slot that supports cards up to 512GB in size.
Should you buy the Galaxy A72 5G?
One of the key revelations from the new leak is that the Galaxy A72 5G will sport four rear cameras and not five as previously reported earlier. The smartphone’s overall design closely resembles that of the upcoming Galaxy A52 5. It is yet another smartphone in the Galaxy A series scheduled for 2021.