Samsung releasing A32, A52 and A72 phones in NZ from March 26 starting at $499

Samsung has announced details of the latest version of its Galaxy A series phones, set to launch in New Zealand in the coming months for lower prices than more premium smartphones.

In New Zealand, the A32 will be released on March 26 with a launch RRP of $499, yet still offer a 64MP quad-camera, a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED screen and a very large 5000mAh battery. 

It also comes with a fingerprint sensor built into the screen and boast an FHD+ display with a 90Hz refresh rate and 800 nits of peak brightness.

That should mean it's a comfortable screen for most people to stream high quality videos on, with a battery that's big enough to allow an all-day binge-watch before it needs a recharge - on top of the impressive camera array.

Samsung says the other new A series models will be available in Aotearoa from early May with the following launch RRPs:

  • A52: $599
  • A52 5G: $699
  • A72: $799

These offer advantages over the A32 like bigger screens, higher refresh rates, 5G capability and better selfie cameras, depending on the specific model.

In Aotearoa, Samsung and Apple have been the two top-selling phone manufacturers for several years. The lower-cost iPhone model is the SE, which currently starts at NZ$749.

Meanwhile, other brands like Xiaomi and Nokia have also recently released smartphones in the $300 - $400 range in New Zealand.

The new Galaxy A series phones will be offered in four colours: black, blue, white and violet.