24 December 2020
Samsung is said to be prepping to bring low-end 5G smartphones in 2021. According to a report from the Chinese outlet ITHome, Samsung could expand its existing 5G smartphones lineup by introducing some low to mid-range options as well.
The report adds after the launch of the Galaxy S21 series in January, Samsung will look into bringing the power of 5G to the low-end phones as well. According to the report, Samsung will take this step by launching phones like Galaxy A72, Galaxy A52, and Galaxy A32. For comparison, this year, the only mid-to-low end 5G phone Samsung launched was the Galaxy A51 5G. Then recently, we saw Galaxy A42 5G coming in the market as well. But, there still only a few smartphones in this low to mid-range segment and the gap is pretty much big.
Samsung’s M-series deal in low to mid-range phones but according to the report, the company will bring the affordable 5G lineup via A-series only. The leaks on the suggested phones namely Galaxy A72, Galaxy A32, and the Galaxy A52 are already circulating and now the report from the outlet adds these phones will retain the 3.5mm headphone jack.
The Galaxy A32 and Galaxy A52 are expected to feature a 6.5-inch display, whereas the Galaxy A72 could come in a slightly taller size with a 6.7-inch. The Galaxy A32 could bear a triple camera setup, Galaxy A52 could feature four cameras, and the Galaxy A72 will get five.
The report sheds light on the pricing of three phones as well. The Galaxy A52 could be priced at 500,000 won (~$453) and the price of the Galaxy A72 could be tagged at 600,00 won (~$544).
In the end, the report further adds by citing the industry insiders that Samsung will launch low and medium-priced 5G phones equipped with the multi-functional camera when the Galaxy S21 is launched next year, in order to seize the market gap.
In several countries, 5G infrastructure is already established but its reachability is still pretty low. While there are a variety of options available, the smartphone market catering to low to mid-range phones is still quite parched. It is good to note that great and legendary manufacturers like Samsung have some good plans for the growing 5G smartphones market.