Galaxy A52s will come with an eye-watering price tag in India

Now that the Galaxy A52s 5G is out and about globally, it’s time to talk about its price in one of the most important smartphone markets in the world: India. A leak from earlier hinted that it would cost significantly more than its predecessor, the Galaxy A52. Now a deleted Amazon listing confirms the aforementioned leaks’ validity and reaffirms that the Galaxy A52s 5G will not come cheap in India.

The listing tells us that the entry-level Galaxy A52s 5G with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage will set you back by Rs 35,999 ($485). It is vastly more expensive than the Galaxy A52, which retails for Rs 26,499 ($361) in India. Our Galaxy A52 5G vs Galaxy A52s 5G comparison determined that the upgraded Qualcomm chipset (and 5G connectivity) were the only improvements the latter had to offer.

The Galaxy A52s 5G’s prohibitively high price could be a problem in India

Samsung India has confirmed that the official Galaxy A52s 5G India launch date is set for September 3, so it shouldn’t be long before we find out about its actual price in the country. Nonetheless, the Galaxy A52s 5G lacks the hardware prowess to justify the near Rs 9,000 ($130) price hike, especially when it is a whole lot cheaper in European markets.

To put things in perspective, you can get a Snapdragon 888-powered Mi 11X Pro in India for around Rs 39,999 ($545). Similarly, the Realme GT also offers flagship-tier specifications for Rs 37,999 ($518). The Galaxy A52s 5G will have a hard time fighting against these affordable flagships.

One can only hope that the now-deleted Amazon listing and earlier leaks got the Galaxy A52s 5G’s price a tad high, otherwise, there is a very real risk of the smartphone being overlooked completely. Although its 64MP rear camera array,  120Hz AMOLED screen and 4,500mAh battery can hold their own against the competition, the lack of a high-end chipset will hurt Samsung’s prospects in the spec sheet-driven market.

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