Samsung’s new budget phones are coming to the US, but only one will get three years of updates – License to Blog

Samsung already announced its international lineup of 2021 A-series devices — some last year, some last month. They look promising, with sleek designs, capable specs, and some serious improvements over last year’s selection. But it turns out the US selection will look a bit different at launch. For one, no fun colors: the whole series will initially only be available in monochrome colorways stateside. There are also currently no plans to launch the A72 in the US. Still, there’s plenty for American customers to be excited about — and soon.

Galaxy A02s

Galaxy A12

Here are the full details on the A02s and A12:

Galaxy A32 5G

Galaxy A42 5G

The $400 A42 will be a Verizon exclusive, and yes, it’ll support mmWave 5G. Its display is 60Hz, but it’s a slightly larger 6.6-inch AMOLED panel, and it’s packing a Snapdragon 750G processor along with 128 gigs of storage space. It’s also got a neat “prism dot” gradient pattern on the back in white, gray, or black. It’ll be available starting tomorrow, April 8.

Galaxy A52 5G

Here’s the full specs for the A32, A42, and A52:

It’s a shame that Samsung isn’t currently planning to bring the higher-end A72 to the US, but this crop of budget and mid-range phones seem like they could still be winners. The A52’s 120Hz AMOLED is a great get in a $500 device, and the A02s, limited as it is, looks like a very compelling option at the low-low end.

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