The specifications are pretty solid for a mid-range phone
Samsung’s “A” series of phones are pretty popular as they offer good specifications in the mid-range price segment. The Galaxy A52 series of last year included three phones under it – Galaxy A52, Galaxy A52 5G, and Galaxy A52s 5G. Samsung is now preparing to launch the successor of Galaxy A52, and to no surprise, it will be named Samsung Galaxy A53. In this article, we will talk about the full specifications of this phone that were shared by @Sudhanshu1414 on Twitter.
Design-wise, it does not look any different than the Galaxy A52. The camera module has the same design, and on the front, there is the same flat panel with a hole punch in the center. The back is made of plastic, and there is an in-display fingerprint scanner. The phone also has stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos but no 3.5mm headphone jack. Just like the Galaxy A52s 5G, there is an IP67 rating as well. The thickness is 8.1mm, and the weight is 189g.
In terms of the specs, perhaps the most interesting thing about the Galaxy A53 is its SOC. It has the Exynos 1280 SOC, and so far, we know that this chip is built on the 5nm process and has a Mali-G68 GPU. Samsung has not yet announced Exynos 1280 SOC, so we expect it to debut with the new Galaxy A series phones soon.
Samsung Galaxy A53 has a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED with a 120Hz refresh rate and Full-HD+ resolution. That sounds like the same display as on the Galaxy A52 (5G) and Galaxy A52s 5G. The display is protected with Gorilla Glass 5 as well. The battery size is 5,000mAh, and there is support for 25W fast charging, 500mAh bigger than all three A52 series phones of 2021.
The camera setup on the back includes a primary camera with a 64MP sensor and OIS, a 12MP sensor for ultrawide shots, a 5MP sensor for macro shots, and a 5MP sensor for depth information. There is a 32MP selfie camera. This camera setup is the same on paper as last year’s A52 series. But, one interesting thing here is the video recording capabilities. Not only does the Galaxy A53 records 4K 60fps videos, but it can shoot up to 8K 24fps videos as well, thanks to Exynos 1280 SOC.
Finally, the Samsung Galaxy A53 comes with Android 12 based OneUI 4.1 out of the box. Samsung will not offer a charger in the box.
Well, these specifications are impressive for a mid-range device, but it all depends on the pricing. The Galaxy A52 launched last year for around $300, A52 5G for about $330, and the A52s 5G for around $350. So, if Samsung manages to keep the price of Galaxy A53 well under $400, then it would be a good mid-range phone to consider. Recently, the phone was listed by a European retailer with a price tag of around €469, so that is just €20 higher than the starting price of A52s 5G in Europe.