Samsung Galaxy A52 5G vs Galaxy A51 5G: early comparison

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Samsung Galaxy A52 5G vs Galaxy A51 5G: early comparison
With the Samsung Galaxy A52 5G coming this year, you may be asking yourself whether it will be a worthy upgrade over its predecessor – the Galaxy A51 5G. Or, you're planning to buy the A51 5G mid-ranger and are curious if you should wait for the upcoming A52 5G instead.

We'll aim to provide you with answers for both of these scenarios by comparing the two Samsung smartphones side by side. Although the Galaxy A52 5G isn't even official yet, we already know most everything about it, thanks to detailed Galaxy A52 5G leaks.

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Samsung Galaxy A52 5G vs Galaxy A51 5G prices


The upcoming Galaxy A52 5G's price is one of few things that are still up for speculation. Leaks have suggested that its European price will start at €429 (about $518), but there haven't been any details on US pricings yet.

The Galaxy A51 5G came out on April 29, 2020, for the price of $499.99, although it can often be found for much less.

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Samsung Galaxy A52 5G vs Galaxy A51 5G design and colors



The Galaxy A52 5G will not be too different from its predecessor, the A51 5G, at first glance. Both phones feature a modern design with minimal bezels around the display, smoothly curved corners, plastic backs, aluminium frames and Gorilla Glass-covered displays. The A51 5G weights about 6.60 oz (187.0 g) and the A52 5G will likely weigh about the same, since it's not getting a larger battery or a general size increase.

Samsung Galaxy A52 5G colors:

  • Awesome Black
  • Awesome White
  • Awesome Blue
  • Awesome Violet

Samsung Galaxy A51 5G colors:

  • Prism Cube Black
  • Prism Cube White
  • Prism Cube Pink

Samsung Galaxy A52 5G vs Galaxy A51 5G display



The latest rumors suggest that the Samsung Galaxy A52 5G will have a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED display at a Full-HD+ resolution (2400 x 1080 pixels). Its display could also support a smoother 90Hz refresh rate over the more standard 60Hz, seen in most mid-range phones.

The Galaxy A51 5G is no slouch in the display department either, similarly sporting a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED display at the same resolution of 2400 x 1080. However, its refresh rate is 60Hz.

So if the rumors are true, the A52 5G will have a smoother display refresh rate over its predecessor, but not much else in terms of screen upgrades.

Samsung Galaxy A52 5G vs Galaxy A51 5G performance and specs


The Galaxy A52 5G will be sporting the Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G processor with 8 GB of RAM on board. The A51 5G comes with Samsung's own Exynos 980 chipset with 6 GB of RAM. Both processors have 5G support, but the Snapdragon 750G will likely provide better performance on the A52 5G over its predecessor, for both general use and mobile gaming.

Galaxy A52 5G specs:

  • 64 MP main camera, 32 MP selfie camera
  • 6.5-inch 90Hz AMOLED display (2400 x 1080 resolution)
  • 8 GB of RAM
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G processor
  • 128 GB of storage + expandable storage (microSD)
  • 5G connectivity
  • 4,500 mAh battery, 25W fast charging support
  • NFC support
  • IP67 water and dust resistance
  • Has a headphone jack

Galaxy A51 5G specs:

  • 48 MP main camera, 32 MP selfie camera
  • 6.5-inch 60Hz AMOLED display (2400 x 1080 resolution)
  • 6 GB of RAM
  • Samsung Exynos 980 processor
  • 128 GB of storage + expandable storage (microSD)
  • 5G connectivity
  • 4,500 mAh battery, 25W fast charging support
  • NFC support
  • No IP rating for water and dust resistance
  • Has a headphone jack

Samsung Galaxy A52 5G vs Galaxy A51 5G cameras



There are some notable changes slated for the Galaxy A52 5G's camera over the A51 5G, at least if we're judging by the numbers. The A52's main camera is rumored to be 64 MP, accompanied with an 8 MP ultra-wide camera and two yet-unknown 5 MP and 2 MP modules, likely a macro camera and depth sensor. On the front, the A52 5G's hole-punch selfie camera is to be 32 megapixels.

The Galaxy A51 5G sports a lesser 48 MP main camera, a higher 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera, again accompanied by 5 MP macro and 5 MP depth sensors.

The newer Galaxy A52 5G will likely offer better photo processing along with its higher-megapixel main camera, although whether its ultra-wide camera will provide better or lesser-quality photos is up to speculation for now.

Samsung Galaxy A52 5G vs Galaxy A51 5G extended specs comparison


Display

Size

6.5 inches
6.5 inches

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

87.37 %
 

Features

60Hz refresh rate, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
120Hz refresh rate, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip

Samsung Exynos 980
Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G SM7225

Processor

Octa-core, 2200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A77 and ARM Cortex-A55, 64-bit, 8 nm
Octa-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo 570, 64-bit, 8 nm

GPU

Mali-G76 MP5
Adreno 619

RAM

6GB LPDDR4
8GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

128GB
128GB

OS

Android (10), Samsung One UI
Android (11), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity

4500 mAh
4500 mAh

Charging

Fast charging
Fast charging

Talk time (4G)

32 hours
 

Internet use

LTE: 16 hours; Wi-Fi: 17 hours
 

Music playback

86.00 hours
 

Video playback

19.00 hours
 

Camera

Rear

Quad camera
Quad camera

Main camera

48 MP (PDAF)
64 MP (PDAF)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm
 

Second camera

12 MP (Ultra-wide)
12 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
 

Third camera

5 MP (Macro)
5 MP (Macro)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 40 mm
 

Fourth camera

5 MP (Depth information)
5 MP (Depth information)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2; Sensor size: 1/5"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
 

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (480 fps)
Yes

Features

Hyperlapse, EIS
 

Front

32 MP
32 MP

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
 

Design

Dimensions

6.26 x 2.90 x 0.34 inches (158.9 x 73.6 x 8.7 mm)
6.30 x 2.96 x 0.33 inches (159.9 x 75.1 x 8.4 mm)

Weight

6.60 oz (187.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
 

Materials

Back: Plastic; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Plastic; Frame: Metal

Resistance

 
Water, Dust; IP67

Biometrics

2D Face unlock, In-screen fingerprint
In-screen fingerprint

Cellular

5G

n41, n71, SA, NSA
SA, NSA

Buyers information

Price

$ 500
 
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