Samsung’s upcoming mid-range device, the Galaxy A52 5G, appears to be receiving monthly security updates. First noticed by Galaxy Club, the yet to be expected formal A52 5G appears on Samsung’s security update page for its monthly update cycle. Along with earlier rumors of high refresh rates – and a new leak indicating the main camera provides optical image stabilization – it looks like Samsung is taking the A51’s successor very seriously.
Samsung usually retains places on the monthly flagship and higher-end device update schedule. While this is not the first time that a mid-range A-Series has been scheduled for monthly updates, last year’s Galaxy A51 and A51 5G stand out according to the quarterly update schedule. Placing the A52 5G according to the monthly schedule makes it more competitive with that of the Pixel 4A 5G, which is regularly updated directly by Google.
In terms of leaks and rumors, update schedules are not as exciting as hardware specifications like screen refresh rates and megapixel scores. But they are just as important; regular updates ensure that bugs and issues can be fixed in a timely manner. Samsung has committed to offering a minimum of four years of regular security updates for many of its Galaxy devices, including the A-Series. The A52 5G is likely to decline to quarterly and then occasional frequencies by the end of the four years, but it still takes a lot of work to make the device usable for years to come.
There is no word yet on an official release date for the Galaxy A52 5G and A52, but it seems likely that a launch is imminent.