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Samsung is putting high refresh rate screens in two mid-range Galaxy smartphones

Samsung is putting high refresh rate screens in two mid-range Galaxy smartphones
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Mid-range smartphones are rarely exciting, but Samsung's next two are the exception to that rule. They both feature screens with high refresh rates – a feature previously limited to high-end handsets.

The models in question are the Galaxy A52 (5G) and A72. According to a leak from SamMobile,  the former will sport a 120Hz screen (as seen on the Galaxy S21 range), while the A72 will have a 90Hz panel. 90Hz is still no slouch – it's higher than the 60Hz displays seen on the iPhone 12 range. The standard, non-5G version of the A52 will have a 90Hz screen too.

Obviously a 120Hz screen will require more processing power, so the 5G version of the A52 will have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G chip, while the 4G version will have to make do with a Snapdragon 720G.

The 5G A52's screen will be large, too, at 6.5 inches. Other than that, it will have fairly standard specs for a mid-range phone.

Still, good news for those wanting more advanced display tech from their smartphone. Is it time for Apple to up its game for the iPhone 13?

Samsung's new A range phones should launch next month.

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