Motorola Moto G53: New mid-range smartphone showcased with performance upgrades over Moto G52 before global introduction
Motorola has presented another Moto G series smartphone, having already introduced the Moto G22 through Moto G82 this year alone. While Motorola has focused on releasing Moto Gx2 series models this year, it has now moved on to the Moto Gx3 series with the Moto G53. While the Moto G53 features a more powerful chipset than the Moto G52, Qualcomm's naming schemes suggest otherwise.
Specifically, Motorola has equipped the Moto G53 with the Snapdragon 480 Plus, an 8 nm and 5G chipset based around ARM Cortex-A55 and Cortex-A76 CPU cores. Additionally, the Snapdragon 480 Plus contains the Adreno 619 GPU, rather than the Adreno 610 in the Moto G52's Snapdragon 680. According to our database, the Moto G53 should deliver approximately 20% better performance than its predecessor, although that could come at the cost of lower battery runtimes.
Additionally, the Moto G53 features a 6.5-inch IPS display that runs at 720p and 120 Hz. A 5,000 mAh battery that supports 18 W fast charging is also onboard, as are 50 MP primary, 2 MP secondary and 8 MP front-facing cameras.
The Moto G53 runs Android 13 too, mirroring the Moto X40 that Motorola also announced today. The Moto G53 starts at CNY 899 (~US$129) in China with 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. Alternatively, Motorola sells the handset with 8 GB of RAM and the same amount of storage for CNY 1,099 (~US$168). Unfortunately, it remains to be seen when Motorola will announce the Moto G53 globally.