If you were hoping the rumored Samsung Galaxy A72 would be an affordable way to get a mid-range 5G Samsung phone, you might be out of luck, as the latest leak details the phone in full, and states that it only supports 4G.
That’s according to a report on WinFuture.de written by Roland Quandt (a leaker with a good track record). However, he only says that the Galaxy A72 will “initially” appear in a 4G version, suggesting that a 5G version might follow, and indeed we’ve previously seen mention of a Samsung Galaxy A72 5G, so there’s still hope for one.
In any case, according to Quandt, this 4G version of the Samsung Galaxy A72 will have a Snapdragon 720G chipset. That’s mid-range but not capable of 5G, so if a 5G model does land it will need a different chipset.
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The Samsung Galaxy A72 is also said to have a 6.7-inch 1080 x 2400 Super AMOLED screen with an in-screen fingerprint scanner and a 90Hz refresh rate.
There’s apparently a 32MP punch-hole camera, while around the back there’s said to be a quad-lens camera with a 64MP main sensor, a 12MP ultra-wide, a 2MP macro, and an 8MP camera that’s described as having around “twice the magnification” – presumably meaning it’s a telephoto lens.
The Samsung Galaxy A72 is also said to come in variants with either 6GB or 8GB of RAM, and 128GB or 256GB of storage, along with a microSD card slot. There’s also apparently a 5,000mAh battery, Android 11, and a 3.5mm headphone port.
Moving on to the build, that’s apparently plastic, but IP67-certified, meaning it would be water resistant. Finally, the Samsung Galaxy A72 will apparently cost 449 euros (around $545 / £390 / AU$700). There’s no word here on when the Galaxy A72 might launch, but with so many details having leaked we’d expect to see it soon.
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James is a freelance phones, tablets and wearables writer and sub-editor at TechRadar. He has a love for everything ‘smart’, from watches to lights, and can often be found arguing with AI assistants or drowning in the latest apps. James also contributes to 3G.co.uk, 4G.co.uk and 5G.co.uk and has written for T3, Digital Camera World, Clarity Media and others, with work on the web, in print and on TV.