Yesterday, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy A52, a phone that is easily one of the biggest year-on-year upgrades the company has ever released. It’s crazy just how many high-end features have suddenly made their way onto Samsung’s mid-range phones with the A52 and the A72, such as high refresh rate displays, stereo speakers, water resistance, optically stabilized cameras, improved zooming capabilities (up to 30x on the A72), and 25W super fast charging.
The lines between flagship and mid-range Galaxy phones has never been as blurry as it is now, but more than the Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A72, I’m excited about future Galaxy M series and Galaxy F series phones. That’s because if the short history of these lineups is any guide, Samsung will now be using the features we see on its latest mainstream A series offerings and adding even more shine on top for whatever Galaxy M or F phone is next in the pipeline.
In fact, at least one of those features — 25W fast charging — is already available on Galaxy M and Galaxy F smartphones. Even a 90Hz display was already introduced on the Galaxy M12, which costs half of what the Galaxy A52 retails for. The M and F series phones also sport humungous 6,000 mAh and 7,000 mAh batteries; carry those forward, add features from the new Galaxy A phones, price them competitively as is the norm for Galaxy M/F devices, and, voila, you will have some truly amazing mid-range phones in your hands.
Of course, we will have to wait and see if that actually happens. The Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A72 are already priced aggressively, and making M and F series phones that undercut those prices
could would be detrimental to sales of the Galaxy A handsets, at least in India where smartphone buyers are interested in getting maximum bang for buck. Still, I hope Samsung does it, because that would be a win for customers everywhere the Galaxy M and F series are available, and that’s all that matters in the end, right?