Should I Buy Samsung Galaxy A82 (Quantum 2)?

The Samsung Galaxy A82 is going to be quite a different smartphone than what we anticipated couple of days ago and today's live look of the phone shows that we in for yet another surprise.  

A few days ago a Google Console listing showed that the Galaxy A82 is not walking in the shoes of the Flippy Galaxy A80 but instead will have a centered punch-hole cutout on the screen with thin bezels, the listing didn't show the backside of the phone but that doesn't matter because we have got the full real look at the handset both from the front and the back as well as details of all the key specifications.


First up, Samsung is using a curved display on the Galaxy A82, so this makes it the first Samsung Galaxy A series phone to have a curved display which is awesome considering the Galaxy A82 is expected to cost between $600 to $700.  


Curved displays cost more and that's the reason they have been exclusive to Samsung's flagship lineups but good to see Samsung bringing it back to their upper midrange lineup as well.  


The display is measured at 6.7" Super AMOLED with a resolution of 1080x2400 FHD+ and has a 120Hz of high refresh rate, something that's becoming a norm in the Android world. The display can go up to 800 bit of brightness which is similar to the recently launched Galaxy A52 and A72.

Should I Buy, Samsung Galaxy A82, Quantum 2

The rear of the handset though will look very familiar. In fact, it's the same design we have on the recently launched Galaxy A72 which is not necessarily a bad thing because it looks really good. Not really sure about the materials used to make the back cover. Judging from the image, it looks like plastic.


The main camera sensor is 64MP Sony IMX689 which is a capable processor, companies like OnePlus has used the same sensor in their flagships last year.


Right now there's no information about the other two cameras, but logic dictates that it's going to be Ultrawide and Telephoto cameras.


Interestingly Samsung will launch the handset first in South Korea under the name, the Galaxy Quantum 2 which will have a separate quantum chip for added security. But elsewhere this will be sold as the Galaxy A82 without this quantum chip inside.


The battery size is 4500mAh and there's a Snapdragon 855+ chip inside which is a two-year-old flagship chipset at this point. But that's not a bad thing because this chipset still has enough power to smoke all the latest midrange chipsets around with a margin.


Android Authority also did a poll where they asked their readers Will they buy a Snapdragon 855 Plus phone in 2021? And nearly 70% of them said YES. So it looks like using a two-year-old flagship chipset than a current midrange one was the right decision after all.


Anyway, the Galaxy A82 will have 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. The in-house box content will not have any case or earphones but thankfully they are still providing a charger inside the box. It's 15W but still better than nothing. The phone weighs 203 grams and has a MicroSD card slot. 


Its IP67 rater for water and dust resistance, and features like the in-display fingerprint scanner, Dolby Atmos for surround sound, Samsung pay with MST are all there.


It's being said that the phone will be launched on April 23rd in South Korea, no word yet on when they might launch it in other places. But people who pre-order will receive a free Galaxy buds live.