Samsung Galaxy A 72 is the mid-range device from Samsung under the Galaxy A series. The phone had been subject to various leaks and rumors about its features and launch date. But Samsung has finally launched the smartphone along with Samsung Galaxy A52 on 17th March. The Samsung Galaxy A72 is available for purchase in Nepal at the starting price of NPR 51,999 for 6/128 GB.
Samsung Galaxy A72 Overview
Samsung Galaxy A72 comes as a successor to the Samsung Galaxy A71. Unlike its predecessor, it has only a 4G variant as of now. As for the 5G version of the device, it is still in the dark.
Design and Build Quality
Both the Samsung Galaxy A72 and the Samsung Galaxy A52 are similar in design, only varying in size. This design is an aesthetic variation of the Samsung Galaxy A32. The difference is that the Galaxy A72 has a camera hump which is not present in the Galaxy A32.
Samsung has moved on from the diamond cut design and has opted for the pastel color design for this generation of Galaxy A series devices. The device has an IP67 rating for dust and water resistance. The back panel has a matte finish.
In terms of the display, the device offers a 6.7 inch super AMOLED display panel with an FHD+ resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels in a tall aspect ratio of 20:9. The display features a center punch-hole cutout to house the front-facing camera and has a refresh rate of 90 Hz.
The phone’s right side has a power button and a volume rocker, while the left side is neat and clean. The secondary mic and hybrid SIM tray lie on the top, whereas the bottom houses a headphone jack, USB Type-C port, primary microphone, and speaker grille.
For the security options, it offers an in-display fingerprint sensor and Face Unlock. However, the in-display fingerprint sensor is optical and not ultrasonic like in the Galaxy S series and Galaxy Note Series. The device also supports NFC connectivity and still retains the 3.5 mm headphone jack.
Performance and Memory
Internally, the phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G chipset and an octa-core processor. It is available in two memory configurations of 6 GB RAM with 128 GB of USF 2.1 storage and 8 GB RAM with 256 GB of USF 2.1 storage. It can extend the device’s memory up to 1TB with an external card through a dedicated microSD card slot.
As for the software of the device, it runs on OneUI 3.1 based on Android 11 out of the box. Samsung promises three years of software updates and four years of security updates.
The camera module on the back features a quad-camera setup consisting of a 64 MP primary camera with f/1.8 aperture, a 12 MP ultra-wide camera with 123-degree FOV and f/2.2 aperture, an 8 MP 3X telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture, and a 5 MP macro lens with f/2.4 aperture.
Upfront, the selfie camera is a 32 MP sensor with an f/2.2 aperture housed inside the punch-hole cutout. The rear camera features gyro EIS and can take up to 4K videos at 30 fps.
Samsung Galaxy A72 packs a 5000 mAh battery with support for 25W fast charging technology through a USB Type C port.
Samsung Galaxy A72 Specifications
|Dimensions||165 x 77.4 x 8.4 mm (6.50 x 3.05 x 0.33 in)|
|Display||6.7 –inches Super AMOLED panel with FHD+ resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels (~393 PPI density), 20:9 aspect ratio, 90 Hz refresh rate, infinity-O display|
|Water/dust resistance||IP67 certified|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SM7125 Snapdragon 720G (8 nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (2×2.3 GHz Kryo 465 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 465 Silver)|
|RAM & Storage||6 GB RAM with 128GB storage
8GB RAM with 256GB storage
|OS||OneUI 3.1 based on Android 11|
|Front Camera||32MP (f/2.2) sensor|
25W Fast Charging (USB type C)
|Security||In-display optical fingerprint, Face unlock|
|Color options||Awesome Blue, Awesome Violet, Awesome White, Awesome Black|
Samsung Galaxy A72 Price in Nepal and Availability
The price of the Samsung Galaxy A72 in Nepal is NPR 51,999 for the base variant of 6/128 GB and NPR 56,999 for the 8/256 GB variant. The official national distributors of Samsung’s gadgets for Nepal are Him Electronics and Integrated Mobility Solutions (IMS). You can get the smartphone via online stores or offline stores nearby.
|Samsung Galaxy Variants||Price in Nepal|
|Samsung Galaxy A72 (6/128 GB)||NPR 51,999|
|Samsung Galaxy A72 (8/256 GB)||NPR 56,999|
The phone is likely to compete against OnePlus Nord (NPR 53,999 for 8/128 GB)