Samsung's new Galaxy A series smartphones are holding up well against their Galaxy S series elders.
Following a highly anticipated event held on Wednesday, Samsung announced a trio of new mid-range phones. All three devices are the successors of last year's A-Models, with new features and capabilities while still maintaining very affordable prices. The Galaxy A52 will cost 349 euros, the Galaxy A52 5G will be sold at 429 euros while the Galaxy A72 will be marketed at 449 euros. All three models are cheaper than Samsung's Galaxy S21 line, which launched in January.
The Galaxy A line has always fulfilled the role of a cheaper alternative to Samsung's flagship line without sacrificing too much in terms of performance. To account for the price difference, Samsung generally made hardware concessions. Whether it's the screen, the processor, or the camera, the corners have been cut. But looking at the datasheets of the new phones after their announcement, it's increasingly difficult to see what features have been sacrificed by the Korean manufacturer to make its new smartphones.
Of course, two of the three new phones don't have 5G, but for some, that's a moot point. In fact, it is on its range of flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S, that the Korean has made savings. Take the example of the S21 and its lack of expandable storage space with the removal of the microSD card slot. This is a feature that Samsung users and fans are fond of, not only as a useful tool, but also as a talking point when comparing Samsung phones to Apple's iPhone, or even to competing for Android phones.