Samsung Electronics has not yet officially unveiled the successor to its best-seller Galaxy A51 – the Samsung Galaxy A52. However, the WinFuture website has already published all the basic details and numerous images of the smartphone in all four color options.
Samsung will launch the Galaxy A52 in two main versions – the base 4G-only Galaxy A52 based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G and the Galaxy A52 5G based on Snapdragon 750G. Outwardly, these models do not differ. The standard Galaxy A52 starts at 349 euros, while the Galaxy A52 5G starts at 429 euros.
Depending on the region, Samsung will offer versions with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal flash storage, as well as 8GB of RAM and 256GB of flash storage. Both versions will not be available in all countries. Users will be offered four color options for the body – white, black, blue and lilac.
Galaxy A52 is equipped with a 6.5-inch SuperAMOLED flat screen with a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels, an optical fingerprint sensor built-in under the display and an embedded 32MP front camera. The quadruple main camera combines a 65 MP main module, an 8 MP ultra-wide-angle module, as well as 5 and 2 MP modules, one of which is responsible for macro, and the other for measuring depth. 4K video shooting is possible with both models.
The 4500mAh battery supports 25W USB Type-C charging, no wireless charging available. Support for dual SIM, Bluetooth 5, Wi-Fi (802.11 ac) and NFC is also available.
IP67 water protection, microSD card slot and 3.5 mm audio jack are provided. The smartphones are equipped with a fresh Android 11 operating system with a proprietary One UI shell.
Its predecessor, Samsung Galaxy A51, has been repeatedly recognized as the most popular smartphone in the world.
IDC: The smartphone market has returned to growth
Experts of the analytical company IDC summed up the results of the fourth quarter of 2020 and the whole year in general on the smartphone market. As stated in the corresponding report, the smartphone market returned to growth. Sales in the fourth quarter of 2020 were 385.9 million units, which is 4.3% more than smartphones sold in the fourth quarter of 2019. At the same time, for the entire 2020, smartphones were sold 5.9% less than in 2019.
At the end of the fourth quarter of 2020, Apple was named the market leader. It was able to increase sales in annual terms, that is, compared to the same quarter of the previous year, by 22.2% – from 73.8 to 90.1 million devices. This led to an increase in Apple’s share from 19.9% to 23.4%. The second place is occupied by Samsung, which in annual terms increased sales by 6.2%, as a result of which its share increased from 18.8% to 19.1%. The third place is taken by Xiaomi. Its share increased from 8.9% to 11.2%. The top five also include Oppo and Huawei. Also, The share of Oppo increased from 8.3% to 8.8%. The share of Huawei decreased from 15.2% to 8.4%.
As for 2020 as a whole, Samsung remained the leader with 20.6% of the market. Apple is in second place with 15.9%. The share of Huawei, which is in third place at the end of 2020, is 14.6%. The fourth-place belongs to Xiaomi, whose share is 11.4%, the fifth – to Vivo, whose share is 8.6%. In 2019, Samsung’s share was 21.6%, Apple’s 13.9%. Huawei – 17.5%, Xiaomi – 9.2%, Vivo – 8.0%.