Samsung Galaxy A72 5G release date, price, features and news

Samsung Galaxy A72 5G release date, price, features and news
2021 is the real year of 5G - the technology is getting more budget-friendly, available to more places, faster than ever. With the improvements in midrange processors and capabilities, midrange phones like the Galaxy A71 are gaining popularity and are becoming a favorable choice for a lot of people. Now, Samsung is working on a successor of the Galaxy A71, the Galaxy A72, that will reportedly come pretty soon to the market - both in the US and in other countries. If you’re curious or getting impatient about the upcoming mid-range phone, you’ve come to the right place.

In this article, we explore everything we know about the upcoming Samsung midranger, all based on reputable leaks and rumors.

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Samsung Galaxy A72 5G Release date

  • March 2021 (rumored)
The most recent rumors concerning the Galaxy A72 5G release date point us to a possible March 2021 announcement and release date. We have also heard that there will be a Galaxy A72 4G-only variant as well, which might be released around the same time as its 5G-enabled sibling.

Recent rumors state that we might not see a 5G version of the Galaxy A72 at all, at least not in Europe. Leakers believe the Galaxy A72 will be equipped with 4G, and the Galaxy A52 5G will be the only mid-ranger released with 5G in March. It remains to be seen whether this is true or not, but have this in mind: if you've been thinking about getting a 5G mid-ranger, you may end up having only the A52 5G to pick from.

Samsung Galaxy A72 5G Price

This year, it seems Samsung could be keeping the price of the Galaxy A72 5G similar to the Galaxy A71’s price, which, at the time of its release, was $599. It’s quite possible that the Galaxy A72 5G will also start at $599 for its 128GB variant.

A recent leak by the German portal Idealo revealed the possible European price for the Galaxy A72 4G-only: €449 for the 128GB storage variant and €509 for the 256GB one. For the US, these prices roughly amount to respectively $544 and $617. The German website did not give us the prices for the Galaxy A72 5G, and they might be a bit higher than this, most likely matching the Galaxy A71 5G pricing.

Keep in mind that the official prices have not been announced yet and surprises are still possible.

Samsung Galaxy A72 5G Specs

Here are the Galaxy 72’s expected specifications, based on rumors and leaks:
  • 6.70-inch Super AMOLED display with Full HD+ (1080×2400 pixels)
  • 90Hz display refresh rate
  • Quad-camera system with a 64MP main sensor, 32MP selfie
  • Plastic back, aluminum frame
  • IP67 rating
  • Android 11 and One UI 3.0
  • Snapdragon 750G (4G-only variant will reportedly feature Snapdragon 720G processor)
  • 128GB or 256GB
  • MicroSD card support
  • 6GB/8GB RAM
  • USB Type-C, 3.5mm headphone jack
  • 5,000mAh battery
  • 25W fast charging
These are the specifications that we expect the Galaxy A72 5G to sport, based on rumors and leaks. Additionally, certain rumors state that the A72 will also feature OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) for its camera, which would be a great addition to the photo-taking capabilities of the midranger.

Now, a new leak is giving us a nice surprise: Samsung might bring the high refresh rate to its midrange lineup with the Galaxy A72 and the Galaxy A52. The Galaxy A72 is rumored to sport a 90Hz display refresh rate, but the fast refresh rate is only for the 5G-enabled phone, while the 4G-Only will have the standard 60Hz one. Take this info with a pinch of salt, as leaker Max Jambor recently said there won't be a 5G Galaxy A72 at all.

Samsung Galaxy A72 5G Design

Renders of the Galaxy A72 5G have surfaced recently, showing us what the upcoming phone will most probably look like. The CAD-based renders are courtesy of Steve Hemmerstoffer and showcase the Galaxy A72 from all angles.

The front panel of the Galaxy A72 looks quite pleasing and reminds us of a mixture between the leaked Galaxy A52 and the premium Galaxy S21. The selfie camera is situated in a small, centered punch-hole, and the display is surrounded by relatively thin bezels with a bit bigger chin. The screen will reportedly be flat, just like the Galaxy S21’s.

The display will reportedly be 6.7-inches, and therefore the dimensions of the phone would be around 6.49 x 3.05 x 0.32 inches (165 x 77.47 x 8.1mm). As we mentioned earlier, the back of the phone will most likely be plastic, while the frame is expected to be aluminum.

The camera bump will reportedly house 4 cameras, the main sensor is rumored to be 64MP. We don’t have information about the other three cameras right now, but it might be reasonable to expect they will be an ultra-wide lens, a macro camera, and a depth sensor for portrait shots (the Galaxy A71 sports a 64MP primary shooter, a 12MP ultra-wide unit, a 5MP macro module, and a 5MP depth unit).

Recently, reputable leaker Evan Blass has published a Galaxy A72 5G press render image:
The image was showcased together with an image of the other upcoming Samsung midranger, the Galaxy A52. We see on the right side of the phone, typically for recent Samsung phones, we find the volume rocker and the power button. The device features the gorgeous Infinity-O display.

Now, some press renders have leaked, concerning the 4G Galaxy A72. If Samsung is going to release a 5G version, it will most likely look the same. The phone reportedly comes in four colors: Awesome Black, Awesome White, Awesome Violet, and Awesome Blue:

Samsung Galaxy A72 5G Display

The leaked renders of the Galaxy A72 5G show very little changes in design from its predecessor Galaxy A71, which also sports a 6.7-inch display. That leads us to reasonably believe that Samsung would not downgrade the display of the Galaxy A72, and we expect it to be a beautiful Super AMOLED Plus panel, complemented by a 1080 x 2400 pixel, the so-called FullHD+ resolution, just like its predecessor. Of course, we don’t expect the resolution of the mid-range phone to match the premium Galaxy S21 Ultra, after all.

Still, the Galaxy A71’s display is indeed sharp enough and beautiful, with deep blacks and rich, yet no over-saturated colors, and we expect the same to be valid for its successor, the Galaxy A72. We also expect to have the same under-display optical fingerprint sensor for the Galaxy A72 as well.

And now, a new leak tells us the Galaxy A72 5G will sport a 90Hz refresh rate. If this turns out to be true, this will be the first time Samsung is introducing the fast refresh rate on its mid-range phones. According to the leak, the 90Hz fast refresh rate will come only to the 5G-enabled Galaxy S72.

For now, these are all the tidbits we have on the Galaxy A72’s display. When new leaks come up, we will make sure to include them here, so stay tuned!

Samsung Galaxy A72 5G Camera

Although last year there were certain rumors that the 2021 Galaxy A72 will sport a penta-camera system, this is no longer considered to be the case, based on the most recent renders of the phone. Instead, the Galaxy A72 reportedly features a quad-camera setup, with the main sensor of 64MP that is rumored to have Optical Image Stabilization (OIS). There are no additional leaks on the other three cameras at the moment.

Just for context, the Galaxy A72’s predecessor, the A71, also has a quad-camera system on its back with a 64MP main sensor, a 12MP ultra-wide, a 5MP macro camera, and a 5MP depth sensor. On the front, the phone sports a 32MP selfie shooter. We expect the Galaxy A72’s camera system to be similar, if not the same, at least spec-wise, to this one.

Samsung Galaxy A72 5G Processor & Memory

The 4G-only variant of the phone has previously been spotted in a Geekbench listing that revealed it could be powered by Snapdragon 720G. However, there is no information about the 5G-enabled variant, and it’s possible it will feature a more capable chip in the likes of the Snapdragon 765G, found in the Pixel 5 and the Pixel 4a 5G, or the Snapdragon 750G, found in the likes of the Moto G 5G.

Rumors suggest that the phone will have a base storage of 128GB and a variant with 256GB. Although Samsung removed the SD card from its Galaxy S21 flagship lineup, the SD card slot will most likely remain on the Galaxy A72, and so will the 3.5mm headphone jack.

As for the memory, the Galaxy A72 5G is rumored to come with 8GB of RAM, which is more than enough for your daily multitasking needs. A Geekbench listing with the 4G-only Galaxy A72 showed it featured 8GB of RAM, so we expect this will be the same for the 5G capable variant.

Samsung Galaxy A72 5G Battery life

The Galaxy A71 features a 4,500mAh battery cell, however, recent leaks tells us the A72 may boast a massive 5,000mAh battery cell. Rumors state that it will support 25W fast charging when wired, but it will most likely lack wireless charging.

Samsung Galaxy A72 5G News

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