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Rumor | Samsung will launch the Galaxy M52 5G with the Snapdragon 778G SoC soon

Samsung may have a new phone in the works. (Source: Samsung)
Samsung may have a new phone in the works. (Source: Samsung)
A new leak may point strongly to the launch of a new member for Samsung's popular Galaxy M series of smartphones soon. It is said to be called the "M52", thanks to a new Geekbench listing with a model number with a good chance of corresponding to this product name. Furthermore, it is now slated to launch with the up-to-date Snapdragon 778G 5G processor.

Samsung has already updated the Galaxy M series several times in 2021, providing new generations for the M31 and M11 thus far. Now, it looks like the M51 is the next in line to get the same treatment. Its rumored upgrade may be particularly compelling, as it might launch with a very new Qualcomm 5G processor.

This, according to a new listing on Geekbench 5, is to be the Snapdragon 778G, its maker's latest SoC for mid-range devices with up-to-date connectivity. Confusingly, tt has appeared in this set of results as having the lahaina motherboard, which is normally associated with the flagship 888 processor.

However, this one has a base clock of 1.8GHz and a top frequency of 2.4GHz; furthermore, a code teardown first posted by MySmartPrice indicates the presence of the Adreno 642L GPU: specs that add up to the 778G rather than anything higher-end.

It has been detected as powering the "Samsung SM-M526BR" on the benchmarking site, which might well translate to 'Galaxy M52' in marketing language. The new leak also suggests it will debut with 6GB of RAM and an Android 11-based ROM, with little else known for sure about its design.

Then again, it is now said to launch as a re-branded Galaxy F52, just with an SoC update as opposed to the Snapdragon 750G found in this device to date. Should this be the case, the "M52" might turn out with an FHD+ 120Hz display, quad rear cameras and a 4,500mAh battery. It could be expected to launch in M-series holdfasts such as India on its launch, at a roughly ~US$400 price-point.

The "SM-M526BR"...
The "SM-M526BR"...
...is found to have the 778G's GPU on further analysis. (Source: Geekbench via MySmartPrice)
...is found to have the 778G's GPU on further analysis. (Source: Geekbench via MySmartPrice)

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-06-29 (Update: 2021-06-29)