When does the Samsung Galaxy A72 launch?
March looks to be the most likely window for the A72’s arrival, if the current state of the rumour mill is anything to go by.
It’s unclear if the A72 and A72 5G will release alongside one another, or whether Samsung will split the models’ release by region and/or market, as it did with last year’s A71 and A71 5G – the latter of which arrived approximately four months after its 4G-only namesake.
Multiple sources have, however, suggested that a 5G version of the A72 may not arrive in Europe at all, leaving the Galaxy A52 5G to serve as the company’s principal 5G-toting mid-ranger in European markets.
How much will the Samsung Galaxy A72 cost?
Although not straight from the horse’s mouth, German site Ideao briefly featured leaked Galaxy A72 pricing (before it was promptly pulled), which corroborated with figures WinFuture had also published, stating that the A72 will start €449 for the 128GB model and move up to €509 for double the storage. If these figures are correct, UK pricing would equate to £390 and £440, for each model respectively.
No pricing for the A72 5G has yet emerged, reinforcing the possibility that, in Europe, at least, we’ll only see the A72 in its 4G flavour.
What features will the Samsung Galaxy A72 have?
In terms of aesthetics and design, they’re all-but-confirmed, thanks to established tipster OnLeaks, who published what looks like official renders of the A72 5G, accompanied by a smattering of specs.
The A72 appears almost identical to its predecessor, save for a rear quad camera module that looks to be modelled after the setup found on the back of the standard Galaxy Note 20 and the Galaxy Z Fold 2.
It apparently sports what Samsung describes as a ‘Glasstic’ back, which is to say it’s high-quality polycarbonate (plastic) surrounded by a metal frame, while the front ‘Infinity-O’ screen is a 6.7in panel with a centrally-positioned front-facing camera and conceals an in-display fingerprint sensor too.
According to Hemmerstoffer, the phone measures 165mm x 77.4mm x 8.1mm (or 9.9mm thick, if you factor in the rear camera bump) and includes a 3.5mm headphone jack.
As for internals, YoLeaks spotted the A72 (alongside the now-launched Samsung Galaxy Xcover5) on the Google Play Store, with the entry mentioning processor, screen resolution, RAM and the fact that the phone will be based on Android 11.
Here’s the full spec sheet, based on a myriad of sources and leaks:
- 6.7in Full HD+ (1080×2400) Super AMOLED display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor
- 128GB or 256GB storage, expandable via microSD card
- 6GB or 8GB RAM
- Quad-camera system w/ 64Mp main sensor
- 32Mp front-facing camera
- Plastic back, aluminum frame
- IP67 certified
- One UI 3.0 atop Android 11
- 3.5mm headphone jack
- 5000mAh battery w/ 25W fast charging
The specs above relate to the 4G model, but there’s also talk of a Snapdragon 750G chip and a 90Hz display on the 5G model, as well as the potential of an optical image stabilisation (OIS) system against that primary 64Mp camera sensor.
Additional shots, showing the four expected colourways of the A72 (and the A52) were also shared by WinFuture, with Awesome Black, Awesome White, Awesome Violet, and Awesome Blue apparently on the cards.