After it was leaked in product mockups and benchmarked on Geekbench, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy A52 just secured certification in China, bringing it a step closer to launch. The standard 4G edition will be joined by a 5G variant once again this year, per Samsung’s promise of offering 5G A-series phones going forward.
You can find the Samsung Galaxy A51’s successor listed under its model number ‘SM-A5260’ on the Chinese 3C database. Aside from the title, the CCC document also details the charging specifications. The Galaxy A52 fast charges over 1.67A at 9V, which comes out to 15W. It hasn’t changed from the A51, but the battery size would likely be upped.
The prolific Samsung phone leaker, Steve Hemmerstoffer of @OnLeaks, previously shared the Galaxy A52 product renders. They revealed a Note-20-inspired design with four cameras and the signature prism crush finish. Since the A51 has been their best-seller, Samsung has only tweaked the look instead of overhauling it entirely as it did with the A32.
Out on the front of Galaxy A52, you’re looking at a familiar AMOLED screen with a hole punched into its center. The build includes a fingerprint scanner integrated into the display and a reliable 3.5mm headphone jack.
The Geekbench benchmark confirms internal hardware. The Samsung Galaxy A52 5G has the Snapdragon 750G at its heart. And the 4G version has ditched Samsung’s Exynos silicon for the Snapdragon 720G. The Android11-based OneUI 3.0 powers both phones. The 5G model will reportedly start from $499 (Rs. 80,000) but the one arriving in Pakistan would be the 4G variant, expected to cost around Rs 55,000 to 60,000 PKR.