The Samsung Galaxy M52 5G is the follow up of the Galaxy M51 which was released in year 2020. Onboard this new device is a more capable processor, a higher refresh rate display and support for 5G connectivity. A large majority of the remaining features are the same.
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Samsung Galaxy M52 5G Key Specs & Features
- 6.7 inches Super AMOLED Plus Display, 1080 x 2340 Pixels, 120Hz Refresh Rate (~393 PPI)
- Android 11, One UI 3.1
- Qualcomm SDM730 Snapdragon 778G 5G (6 nm)
- 6GB / 8GB RAM
- 128GB Built-in Storage up to 256GB Memory Card
- 64MP + 12MP + 5MP Triple Rear Cameras
- 32MP Front Camera
- Fingerprint Scanner (side-mounted)
- 5G Network
- Fast Charging (25W Capacity)
- Non-Removable 5000 mAh Li-Ion Battery
Design and Display
The Samsung Galaxy M52 5G design isn’t far fetched from the Galaxy M51’s design. The word here is “refinement”.
Where you will find this refinement / design tweak is on the rear. Samsung skipped the plain gradient colour system on the M51 and opted for a lined pattern with subtle gradient on its sequel.
Still on the rear, you will find an elongated camera module having the triple cameras on a vertical array as opposed to the vertical / horizontal hybrid on the M51. The Samsung branding retains its position, letting you know it’s a Samsung smartphone.
Moving upfront, we have the same setup from the M51, which means we are left with a 6.7-inch super AMOLED display with a punch hole camera in the top middle position. However, Samsung opted for a 120Hz refresh rate as opposed to the 60Hz refresh rate on the former.
The colour options available on the Samsung Galaxy M52 includes Icy Blue, Blazing Black, White as opposed to Celestial Black, Electric Blue, White on the M51.
Taking an analysis of the camera specs, show the M51 is more equipped. It bears quad rear camera setup, with its depth camera being the factor that differentiates it from the Galaxy M52 5G.
A large majority may not find having a dedi cated depth camera as a big deal, considering the fact that depth sensing can be inculcated into another camera. But for all that it’s work, enthusiasts have a dedicated depth camera.
So what’s on the rear of the M52 5G? We have a 64MP primary camera with an aperture of f/1.8, a 12MP ultrawide camera f/2.2 and 123˚ FOV and a 5MP macro camera with an aperture of f/2.4. Video recording on this app is capped at 4k 2 30fps.
Upfront on the selfie side, we have the same 32MP camera with an aperture of f/2.2. Video recording on this setup is capped at 1080p @ 30fps.
Hardware and Software
The star of the Samsung Galaxy M52 5G performance setup is its Snapdragon 7785 processor, which is a better performer when compared to the Snapdragon 730G on the M51.
As for the other performance facilitators, we have the same 6GB / 8GB RAM options, 128GB built-in storage. However, we have a non-removable 5000mAh battery which is smaller than the 7000mAh battery on the M51. However, we still have the same 25W fast charge mechanism.
On the software side, we have the UI 3.1 user interface running on the Android 11 operating system.
The Samsung Galaxy M52 5G features a USB Type-c port, low-energy Bluetooth 5.0 and NFC (near field connection).
Please note that there isn’t a 3.5mm headphone jack and as such you will need a type-c headphone or wireless headphone.
Internet connectivity is capped at 5G which means you will be able to utilize 5G internet connectivity.
Samsung Galaxy M52 5G Price and Availability
Samsung Galaxy M52 5G price starts at around $348 for the 6GB / 128GB variant, which translates to about 142,966 Naira in Nigeria, 38,524 KSH in Kenya and 2,106 GHC in Ghana. Enthusiasts in the market for the maxed out 8GB / 128GB variant will have to pay $374.
The Samsung Galaxy M52 5G was announced on the September 24th 2021 and released for purchase on the 3rd of October 2021.
Samsung Galaxy M52 5G Specs
Here are a few specs of the Samsung Galaxy M52 5G:
- Platform: Android 11, One UI 3.1
- Processor: Qualcomm SM7325 Snapdragon 778G 5G (6 nm) (Octa-core 4×2.4 GHz Kryo 670 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 670)
- GPU: Adreno 642L
- Memory: 6GB / 8GB RAM
- Colours: Icy Blue, Blazing Black, White
- Dimension: 164.2 x 76.4 x 7.4 mm
- Weight: 173g
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM
- SIM Count: Dual-SIM
- Display: 6.7-inches Super AMOLED Plus, 1080 x 2400 Pixels, 120Hz Refresh Rate, ~86.4% screen-to-body ratio, ~393 PPI
- Screen Protection: –
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 64MP (Primary) f/1.8 + 12MP (Ultrawide) f/2.2, 123˚ FOV + 5MP (Macro) f/2.4
- Rear Camera Features: LED flash, Panorama, HDR
- Front Camera: 32MP Camera, f/2.2, 1080p@30fps
- Built-in Storage: 128GB
- Memory Card Support: Shared SIM slot
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
- 2G CDMA 1X: –
- 3G WCDMA: 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
- 3G CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 26, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66
- 5G: SA/NSA/Sub6
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: –
- CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: No
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
- NFC: Yes
- Infrared Blaster: –
- USB Port: Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: –
- Push Emails: –
- Email Protocol: Yes
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: No
- Navigation: A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, QZSS
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: –
- SpO2: –
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: –
- Fingerprint Scanner: Side-Mounted
- Iris Scanner: –
- Face Unlock: –
- Stylus Pen: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: –
- Wireless Charging: No
- Built-in Mobile Payment: –
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: –
- Video Editor: –
- Document Viewer: –
- Document Editor: –
- Battery: Non-removable 5000mAh Li-Ion Battery
- Talktime: Up to 48 Hours
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: 25W Capacity