A familiar design with a key change
Samsung has long had a wide selection of phones at different price points, but none have been better than its recent A-Series. This year’s Galaxy A52 5G was one of its best to date, combining a Snapdragon 750G processor with 5G networking and a 120Hz display at a great price. If you’ve been waiting for a successor, you won’t have to wait long. Today we have a first look at the Galaxy A53 5G.
Popular Leak On leaks and Digit have teamed up to release renders of Samsung’s upcoming mid-range phone, featuring a design not too far removed from its predecessor. The same basic elements are all there, including an arrangement of four rear cameras, with a bump matching the color of the back of the device.
There are a handful of differences to note, including one important omission. Unlike previous A-series phones, the A53 5G seems to do away with the headphone jack entirely. Samsung pulled it from its flagships in 2019 with the release of the Galaxy Note10, and it looks like a similar change is happening on more mid-range devices. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen a low-end phone from the company ditch the 3.5mm port – the Galaxy M52s that shipped without, for example – but it does note a worrying trend.
It’s unclear which chipset the A53 5G will use, likely opting for a next-gen Snapdragon or Exynos process once they’re released. Digit reports that it will retain the 120Hz display from this year’s model and include a 64 MP main camera on the rear. As for the price, expect it to cost about the same as the previous phone, but without the option of a cheaper 4G device. It’s unclear when Samsung might launch the A53 5G, but with two rumors already on the table for next year, everything is on the line.
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