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Samsung Galaxy A73 5G: What to Expect from the A series flagship?

It’s the start of April and words out that Samsung is gearing up for the launch of their mid-range flagship, the Galaxy A73 5G. The A-series has long moved from being entry-level Samsungs to a more premium mid-range experience. Like every year, a specific model from the A series takes the spotlight as the best in its class. From the hype and talks surrounding it, the A 73 5G is already gearing up to be exactly that. Here is everything that is known and what to expect from Samsung Galaxy A73 5G.

Key Specifications of Samsung Galaxy A73 5G

Design and Build Quality

There have been leaks and rumors surrounding the device for quite a few months now. Samsung has officially confirmed that the device is indeed coming this April a couple of weeks ago. The leaks corroborate a unibody design with glass front and back with an aluminum or stainless-steel frame in between. The camera housing takes inspiration from the previous-gen S 21 but tones down with a unified raised housing.

At 181 g, the phone is expected to be on the lighter side. Unlike the more budget-oriented A series devices, the A73 5G will not feature the fingerprint sensor on the power button. Rather Samsung is going with a more traditional display fingerprint solution.

The usual port selection is all here with either dual or single sim variants. The dual-sim variant will have to compromise on the second sim to use the micro SDXC slot. The 3.5 mm headphone jack hasn’t been confirmed yet so it’s there with a ghost status as of now. Given the marketing segment of the device, it was expected that the device will feature a stereo speaker. However, Samsung has specified that they will only be using a bottom-firing single speaker here. A positive aspect here is the IP67 splash and dust resistance. It won’t be good enough for swims but should be fairly okay in rains or water gusts.

The display

The display is undoubtedly going to be the biggest selling point of the A73 5G; but why? Because Samsung is bringing their high-flying Super AMOLED+ panels to this device. The 6.67-inches 120 Hz panel is limited to FHD+ resolution. Certainly, that was expected given the price segment it is aimed at.

The display will surprise the viewers in every way. The blacks look deep with rich color contrast. Viewing angles here doesn’t produce any kind of color shift whatsoever. The peak brightness isn’t rated here, but given the resolution, it should be anywhere around 1300 nits. Overall, the display will bring a pleasant viewing experience for first-time users as well as Samsung old-timers.

The Camera

The Samsung A-series phones have always had big specs on camera technology. In line with previous models, the Samsung Galaxy A73 5G is expected to come with a quad-camera setup as well.

But what’s interesting here is the main sensor. The main lens is expected to be a 108 MP one with PDAF and OIS incorporated. The other sensors here are a 12 MP ultrawide and 5 MP macro as well as a 5 MP depth sensor. The macro and the depth sensor might feel a bit gimmicky but they are there to satisfy the enthusiast.

Not much is known about the main sensor itself. It can be either a modified version of Samsung’s own GN1 sensor or an IMX sensor for Sony. But one thing is certain, the main sensor will incorporate pixel binding technology to make the best out of the camera tech at hand.

It’s hard to tell for sure how the camera will perform in real-world conditions. There have been 108 MP main sensors in phones like Realme 8 Pro and Redmi Note 11 series. With Samsung’s computational power, it is safe to assume that the performance should easily surpass its competitors.

Processor and Performance

According to leaks, the Samsung Galaxy A73 5G will be powered by Snapdragon 778G 5G chipset. The 700 series from Snapdragon have been their proprietary mid-range processor for a long time. The chipset is built on a 6 Nm architecture which promises an efficient performance. The octa-core processor features 4 2.4 GHz Kryo 670 and 4 1.8 GHz Kryo 670 chips along with Adreno 642L as the GPU unit.

The Snapdragon 778G chipset has previously been featured in devices like Realme GT master edition, Xiaomi 11 lite, and iQOO Z5. Going by the performance on those devices, the processor is going to pack some serious punch. It should be able to handle graphic intensive as well as 3D game titles easily along with light tasks like browsing the web or watching YouTube.

On the OS front, users will be getting One UI 4.1 based on Android 12. There’s nothing new about the One UI anymore. The massive OS overhaul has made it one of the most functional utility-oriented experiences out there.

Overall, the performance spec sheet should make any enthusiast hopeful about the caliber of the device.

Battery and Charge Time

The Samsung Galaxy A73 5G is expected to come with a 5000 mAh battery. The device will support 25W fast charging which is going to make the charge cycle a lot easier for the users. The efficient 6 Nm processor means users will easily get around 7 to 8 hours of SoT with the device.

Price of Samsung Galaxy A73 in Bangladesh

The expected retail price of the Samsung Galaxy A73 5G in India is 41,999 Rs which roughly translates to BDT 47,739 (1 INR = 1.14 BDT). However, the price may differ based on supply chain, company policy, and tax.

Verdict

As things stand, the Samsung Galaxy A73 5G looks to be a promising device on every front. The amazing display is coupled with a powerful processor and camera system this time around. While the phone has nailed almost all the leading aspects, it still falls short in minor improvements like dual stereo speakers and an outdated design. Other than that, the A73 5G may very well be the next standard in the mid-range market.

Source: United News of Bangladesh