Samsung’s upcoming mid-range Galaxy A53 has been rumored for some time now. Today, Indian tech blog 91Mobiles published what it claims is the first Samsung Galaxy A53 live images. The photos back up what we already knew about the design, and the device appears to have a quad rear camera array, quite similar to what we saw on its predecessor.
In November 2021, we reported that the device got a significant upgrade in the looks department over its predecessor – the Galaxy A52. A month later, reports surfaced that the phone would likely come in separate Snapdragon and Exynos variants. Today we found some additional information regarding the A53 which seems to indicate that the launch of this device is just around the corner.
In a separate leak, the folks at MySmartPrice managed to find references to the Galaxy A53 on the Chinese 3C certification platform. On the website, the Galaxy A53 is referred to by its internal code name, SM-A5360. In the past, we’ve already reported on the existence of three separate variants of the Galaxy A53 bearing the model numbers SM-A536U, SM-A536B and SM-A536E – now the SM-A5360 is the latest addition. The 3C listing also indicates the likelihood of Samsung shipping the phone with a 15-watt charger, even though the device is said to support 25W fast charging.
After the phone appeared on another certification platform called TENAA, the Galaxy A53 is likely to get a 6.46-inch FHD+ AMOLED panel with an under-screen fingerprint scanner and a punch-hole notch at the top. The listing also showed 128GB and 256GB storage options with support for up to 8GB of RAM. The 2022 upgrade could also see the Galaxy A53 get a slight increase in battery capacity. Unlike the A52’s 4,500mAh battery, its successor will likely get a 4,860mAh battery, which Samsung will market at 5,000mAh rounding up.
When launched, the Galaxy A53 will become the first phone to use the Exynos 1200 chipset – which Samsung could announce in the coming weeks. This variant is to be sold in South and Southeast Asian countries. The US-bound variant of the Galaxy A53 is expected to use a Qualcomm system on a chip. Although we don’t know when Samsung intends to launch the Galaxy A53, there’s a good chance the phone will debut in Asia before the Galaxy S22 launches.