Samsung will release numerous new Galaxy A-series devices and one of them will be the Samsung Galaxy A82. First real indication was when the Galaxy A82 appeared in the Geekbench benchmarking results. Now, the Bluetooth SIG database gives us a much more credible confirmation about this device. The Samsung Galaxy A82 5G has an internal designation of SM-826S. The Bluetooth certification tells us that the Galaxy A82 will have Bluetooth 5.0 LE (Low Energy) support. Although there are no more details in Bluetooth listing, we could be certain that Samsung may release the Galaxy A82 soon. Going back to Geekbench results, we know that the Galaxy A82 will have Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 or the slightly more advanced Snapdragon 855+. These are chipsets for flagships in 2019 and still quite powerful for today’s standards. If true, the Samsung Galaxy A82 would be safely within the upper mid-range category in 2021. The listing further tells us that it will have 6GB of RAM, which is decent for intensive multitasking, especially if you regularly run demanding 3D games, while opening other apps like web browser and social media.
The Samsung Galaxy A82 will be a successor to the Galaxy A80 with its Snapdragon 730 chipset, released in April 2019. We could argue that Snapdragon 855 and 855+ are already quite outdated. However, they have the same 7nm manufacturing process with the newer mid-range chipset, Snapdragon 765G. Clocked at 2.84 GHz for Snapdragon 855 and 2.96 GHz for Snapdragon 855+ for each core, these chipsets are still much faster than the Snapdragon 765G at 2.4GHz for all eight cores. Based on benchmarks and real-life gaming tests, the Adreno 640 GPU of Snapdragon 855 and Snapdragon 855+ is also noticeably faster than the Adreno 620 for newer Snapdragon 7xx chipsets. On paper, the Galaxy A82 would still be quite capable to run demanding games like Genshin Impact at acceptable details settings and frame rates. One reasonably good way to predict details of Galaxy A82 is that, it will be at least the same or better than components of Galaxy A80.
The Samsung Galaxy A80 has 6.7-inch Super AMOLED display with FHD+ resolution and under-display fingerprint reader. It also has There are also 8GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage, 3,700mAh battery and 25W fast charging feature. On the back, the Galaxy A80 have 48MP primary camera, 8Mp ultra wide-angle camera and ToF 3D sensor. The Galaxy A80 has a unique photography feature that allows us to use the 48MP camera as selfie and rear camera, by flipping it back and forth. This solves the design problem of having to use punch hole or notch to accommodate the selfie camera. Users can also get impressive selfie photos with the primary camera. It remains to be seen whether Samsung will still use this camera arrangement. The second Unpacked event of the year will be on March 17 and it’s an opportunity for Samsung to introduce new devices for second half of 2021. There could be official unveiling for Samsung Galaxy A52, Galaxy A72 and Galaxy A82. These are decent mid-range models, depending on your budget and personal requirements.