Samsung Galaxy A32 5G Announced: Unique Design and 5G Are the Highlights

Faisal Rasool

The Korean tech giant finally unveiled the Samsung Galaxy A31's successor. The new A32 is the cheapest 5G Galaxy model launched yet, following an exhaustive series of leaks. As such, the release comes with little surprise, but the added cost of 5G has made this budget line of A-series more expensive than ever. More so, when compared to its Chinese counterparts with the same chip.

The obvious changes over last year's A31 are reflected in the design. The Samsung Galaxy A32 5G features a clean, LG-velvet-inspired design, just as the leaked images had shown. Gone is the thick, blocky camera bump, leaving behind four ring-bound lenses simply sticking out the shell. The fingerprint scanner resides with the power button.

In recent memory, it's the most minimalist and unimposing look in a Samsung phone. The A32 5G comes in white, blue, charcoal, and lavender colors.

The onboard optics system is made of five cameras. On the front, we're looking at a 13MP sensor with a narrow f/2.2 aperture. For its rear-facing setup, the Galaxy A32 features a 48MP sensor with an f/1.8 lens, an 8MP ultrawide camera, a pair of 5MP macro and 2MP depth cameras.

The Samsung Galaxy A32 screen is a dated TFT LCD. This means the viewing angles won't be as consistent as an IPS panel. It stretches 6.5" across. But combined with its 720P resolution, it already feels out of place in 2021. A notch carved into the Samsung mobile screen houses the front camera.

Samsung, ever reluctant to name the chipset, only lists its octa-core CPU. However, several sources note that the Galaxy A32 5G runs on Dimensity 720 — an entry-level 5G chip from MediaTek. It's powered by a 5,000 mAh battery and 15W fast charging. And shipped with 4GB/6GB/8GB of memory and 64GB/128GB of internal storage. A removable microSD card slot provides storage expansion as well. 

Samsung announced the phone via a press release, detailing the launch timeline. The Samsung Galaxy A32 5G will hit stores on February 12 in Europe first and may soon land in other countries. And its base variant starts from €279 (~ Rs. 54,500.)


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