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- Leakers say they’ve revealed the Samsung Galaxy A52 5G.
- The design would be very familiar — any big changes are on the inside.
- This does mean the headphone jack will live another day.
The Galaxy A51 is arguably more important than the S20 — it’s the affordable phone you’re more likely to buy, the phone that caters to a wide audience instead of enthusiasts. And Samsung apparently knows it. Well-known leaker OnLeaks has shared renders of what he says is the Galaxy A52 5G, and it looks like Samsung isn’t in a rush to reinvent one of its best-selling designs.
The images suggest the Galaxy A52 will hew very closely to the template Samsung established with the A51. You’ll still get a 6.5-inch display with a hole-punch selfie camera, an under-the-screen fingerprint reader, and a quad rear camera array. The largest outward change may be the look of those rear cameras, which visually resemble what you see on the Note 20 family.
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Specs weren’t mentioned, although it’s safe to presume Samsung will use faster Snapdragon and Exynos processors and make other iterative performance upgrades.
This wouldn’t necessarily be a bad thing. If the rumor is accurate, Samsung would keep the 3.5mm headphone jack on the Galaxy A52 and the plain-but-durable “glasstic” back. If you have no complaints about the A51, its sequel might please you.
There’s no mention of a release date or price for the Galaxy A52. Given the reportedly conservative design, though, we wouldn’t be surprised if Samsung ships the new model relatively quickly at a price similar to the $499 of the A51. That could make it a compelling option if the Galaxy S20 FE and the upcoming Galaxy S21 are beyond what you’re willing to spend.