5G is going to be a lot more accessible this year thanks to Samsung, with the Korean giant making 5G variants of many of its more affordable Galaxy A series phones, such as the Galaxy A32, Galaxy A42 and Galaxy A52. The Galaxy A42 5G went official last year, and in the near future, we expect Samsung to take the wraps off the A32 5G and A52 5G. And today, we’ve learned that both the Galaxy A32 5G and the Galaxy A52 5G are on their way to North America.
T-Mobile and AT&T will carry the two 5G phones whenever they go official, though the US launch could happen a few weeks after the international debut, as is often the case for Samsung’s A series phones. The LTE variants will probably not be sold stateside, which would put the A32 and A52 in the same league as Samsung’s flagships. Both the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Note 20 lineups were launched only in 5G variants in the US, and we should see the same trend across most of Samsung’s smartphone repertoire going forward.
What specs can you expect from the Galaxy A32 5G and Galaxy A52 5G?
As for specs, the Galaxy A32 5G will naturally be the lower-end option. It is expected to feature a 6.5-inch Infinity-V display, the MediaTek Dimensity 720 processor, at least 4GB of RAM, a 48MP quad-camera setup, a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, and 15W fast charging (battery size is currently unknown). The A52 5G will have the Snapdragon 750G SoC (720G on the LTE variant), up to 8GB of RAM, a 64MP quad-camera setup at the back, and a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED Infinity-O display with an integrated fingerprint sensor.
The A52 5G might have only 15W fast charging support as the Galaxy A50 and A51, which is bound to upset some fans. However, it will be quite up-to-date on the software side of things as it will run Android 11 and One UI 3.0 out of the box. The Galaxy A32 5G will be running the latest software as well. It remains to be seen how many Android OS upgrades the two handsets will receive, but we can expect at least the A52 to get three of them before Samsung downgrades support to just providing security updates.