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The Galaxy A52, A52 5G and A72 Make Innovation Accessible to All

Mar 17. 2021

The new Samsung Galaxy A series enables everyone to experience awesome technology at a price that suits their needs






New Zealand, March 17, 2021 - Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd today unveiled the Samsung Galaxy A52, A52 5G and A72, making powerful innovation accessible to everyone. The latest Samsung Galaxy A series devices let you communicate and express yourself with an awesome camera, immerse yourself in a clear viewing experience with a smooth scrolling display, and enjoy greater peace of mind with innovative Galaxy foundation features including water resistance1 and a long-lasting battery2. Galaxy A series will also expand your mobile experience by providing access to the wider Galaxy ecosystem of connected devices, such as Galaxy Buds Pro and Galaxy Tab3.


"Samsung strives to give consumers what they want and need most. That’s why we set out with a vision for the Galaxy A series to democratise Galaxy innovations for everyone", said Dr. TM Roh, President and Head of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. The Galaxy A52, A52 5G and A72 encapsulate the Galaxy brand philosophy with cutting-edge innovation, services and features at an accessible price."


Create, communicate and express yourself with an awesome camera


Samsung has set the bar high for camera quality, and the Galaxy A52, A52 5G and A72 are no different. By making exciting camera innovations available for the new Galaxy A series, you can enjoy more fun and versatile photos and videos.


  • Versatile Camera Experience - Shoot vivid and crisp photos and videos with ease thanks to a versatile quad camera with 64MP high-resolution. Instantly turn your favourite moments from 4K videos into 8MP high-resolution images with 4K Video Snap.
  • Stable day or night - Whether filming the latest dance trend or capturing a new skateboard trick, OIS (optical image stabilisation) ensures pictures and videos come out sharp and steady. No need to miss an important moment anymore because of low lighting. Night mode uses multi-frame processing to combine 12 images into one, resulting in a bright and crisp image even in the dark.
  • Fun content capture - Add style and unique flair to content using AR Emoji and My Filter. Additionally, you can now apply AR Lenses from Snapchat with Fun Mode4 when snapping content from the native camera app.


See and be seen with an awesome display and refined design Samsung enhances experiences and style with a vivid display and sophisticated design to fit and reflect your life.


  • Bright and Smooth - Enjoy your favourite show on the Samsung’s beloved Super AMOLED display. Now with 120Hz refresh rates on the Galaxy A52 5G, and 90Hz on the Galaxy A52 and A72, the scrolling experience is even smoother. Keep watching and scrolling social media posts even when outside thanks to an increased 800nits luminance.
  • Comfortable viewing experience - The display is also ‘Eye Care’ certified5, and automatically adjusts the display’s colour temperature based on smartphone usage patterns to help reduce eye fatigue with ‘Eye Comfort Shield’6.
  • Refined design - The new Galaxy A series features a refreshed design that is simple yet purposeful with a soft-edge design and minimal camera housing.


Expand your experiences thanks to the power of the awesome Galaxy ecosystem The new Galaxy A series experience is enhanced by the seamless connections and new opportunities offered through the Samsung Galaxy ecosystem.


  • Stay organised and connected - SmartThings connects to and controls numerous compatible devices in a smart home environment right from the Galaxy A series including wearables, tablets, PCs and TVs7. Additionally, SmartThings Find can locate your paired devices with intuitive and detailed directions.
  • Enjoy music together without hassle - Whether participating in a joint workout at home or catching up on the latest podcast with friends, connect and listen to music together. Music Share can sync with a friend’s compatible device to share music without speaker pairing8. Also, pair phones with two sets of Galaxy Buds devices and listen together with Buds Together.9
  • Connect and share with ease - Quick Share lets you easily send pictures and videos to nearby compatible Galaxy devices so you can get quick approval before posting a group selfie. With Private Share10, you can change your mind whom to share with, or revoke the photos and videos even after sharing.


The new Galaxy A series comes with the Galaxy essentials that all Galaxy users deserve to have


  • Peace of mind - Get out adventuring as the Galaxy A52, A52 5G, and A72 are water and dust resistant11 with an IP67 rating. Help protect the things that matter with built-in Samsung Knox12 - Samsung’s defence-grade security system that helps safeguard personal information and data in real-time.
  • Two-day battery - Capture, create, and consume without slowing down with a large battery capacity that lasts two days13 with A52’s 4,500mAh and A72’s 5,000mAh battery capacity14.
  • Hyper fast 5G - Life moves quickly, and phones should keep up. With power, hyper-fast speeds and strong performance, the Galaxy A52 5G makes 5G connectivity15 accessible.
  • Enjoy premium essentials - The Galaxy A52, A52 5G and A72 are equipped with the Galaxy essentials including stereo speakers and external memory up to 1TB16. Up-level the stereo speakers and turn on Dolby Atmos for a three-dimensional surround-sound effect that gives realistic and lively audio when gaming or watching movies. Also, the redesigned One UI 3 helps enable intuitive experiences and consistent interactions by increasing speed, reducing distractions and highlighting important information.
  • Support sustainability - Samsung regularly evaluates products, packaging and operations to discover new ways to improve our efforts to promote sustainability. The Galaxy A52, A52 5G and A72 uses pulp mould and paper to minimise unused space and material use for the packaging.17
  • Software updates - Samsung always strives to provide the Galaxy users with up-to-date mobile OS, and this has been expanded to the A series. The Galaxy A52, A52 5G, and A72 will support software upgrades for three generations, and regular security updates18 for a minimum of four years19.


Availability The new Galaxy A Series will be launching in New Zealand in early May and be available in Awesome Violet, Awesome Blue, Awesome Black, and Awesome White20 For more information about the Samsung Galaxy A52, A52 5G and A72, visit, or

1. IP67 certified water resistance for up to 30 minutes in up to 1m of water. Rinse thoroughly in fresh water after salt or chlorinated water exposure, or exposure to liquids containing sugar. Not advised for beach or pool use or for use with soapy water. Not for use in environments with high water pressure, including running tap water or showers.

2. Typical value tested under third-party laboratory condition. Typical value is the estimated average value considering the deviation in battery capacity among the battery samples tested under IEC 61960 standard. Rated (minimum) capacity is 4,370mAh. Actual battery life may vary depending on network environment, usage patterns and other factors.

3. Galaxy Buds Pro and Galaxy Tab sold separately.

4. Availability may vary by markets and carriers.

5. SGS, the world's leading certification company, awarded Galaxy A series’ display the Eye Care Certification based on its ability to reduce the blue light. This certification can be found on

6. Eye Comfort Shield is ‘off’ by default, and must be turned on in Settings.

7. SmartThings compatible devices may vary by region. This function may differ by mobile and OS(Operation System). Each device must be connected to Wi-Fi or other wireless network. Download and installation of SmartThings app are required. Samsung Account required. For interoperability through SmartThings, all the devices should be registered with a single Samsung Account. Apps and services are subject to change without notice. Data, subscription and other charges may apply.


9. Galaxy Buds sold separately.

10. Private Share enables more secure sharing with block chain-based encryption technology and works between Galaxy smartphones with Android P or later. App download required to send/receive Private Share link. After sharing, senders can revoke the files from receivers.

11. Galaxy A52, Galaxy A52 5G and Galaxy A72 are rated as IP67. IP67 certified water resistance for up to 30 minutes in up to 1m of fresh water. Rinse thoroughly in fresh water after salt or chlorinated water exposure, or exposure to liquids containing sugar. Not advised for beach or pool use or for use with soapy water. Not for use in environments with high water pressure, including running tap water or showers.

12. Availability varies by device.

13. Estimated against the usage profile of an average/typical user Independently assessed by Strategy Analytics between 2021.01.20-01.31 in UK with pre-release versions of SM-A725, SM-A525, SM-A526, SM-A325, SM-A326 under default setting using LTE and 5G Sub6 networks (NOT tested under 5G mmWave network). Actual battery life varies by network environment, features and apps used, frequency of calls and messages, number of times charged, and many other factors.

14. The Galaxy A52 LTE and A52 5G have a 4,500mAh battery, and the Galaxy A72 has a 5,000mAh battery.

15. 5G network availability and actual speed may vary depending on country, network provider and user environment.

16. SD Card sold separately.

17. These materials are PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification), SFI (Sustainable Forestry Initiative) and FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified.

18. Trust zone-based Integrity Measurement Architecture.

19. After the initial phone release. Availability of security updates may vary by device and market. The lists of security update models are subject to change and will be reviewed on a periodic basis. For further details, please refer to Samsung Mobile "Security Updates"

20. Available colours may vary by country.