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Samsung Galaxy A53 5G: New mid-range smartphone announced with longer software support than the Xiaomi 12 or Xiaomi 12 Pro for under €450

The Galaxy A53 5G has the same software support as the Galaxy S22 series. (Image source: Samsung)
The Galaxy A53 5G has the same software support as the Galaxy S22 series. (Image source: Samsung)
The Galaxy A53 5G has arrived, and it has longer software support than some current flagship smartphones. Samsung has also equipped the handset with other impressive features, including a 120 Hz Super AMOLED display, a 5nm SoC and expandable storage. The Galaxy A53 5G starts for less than €450 too.

Samsung has announced the Galaxy A53 5G, a larger alternative to the Galaxy A33 5G. The pair rely on the same Exynos 1280 SoC and 5,000 mAh battery, but the Galaxy A53 5G has superior cameras and a higher refresh rate display. Unsurprisingly, the Galaxy A53 5G is more expensive than its smaller sibling.

As expected, the Galaxy A53 5G has a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED display that offers a 1080p resolution and a 120 Hz refresh rate. Meanwhile, Samsung states that it has equipped the Galaxy A53 5G with a 32 MP front-facing camera (f/2.2), complemented by four rear-facing sensors. Arguably, the highlight is the 64 MP primary camera, which has an f/1.8 aperture and supports OIS. Moreover, Samsung has equipped the handset with dual 5 MP cameras for collecting depth of field and macro information.

(Image source: Samsung)
(Image source: Samsung)
(Image source: Samsung)

Like the Galaxy A33 5G, the Galaxy A53 5G will be orderable in Awesome Black, Awesome Blue, Awesome Peach and Awesome White. Similarly, the handset will launch with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of expandable storage, albeit for €449. In comparison, the Galaxy A33 5G costs €369. However, Samsung will also sell an 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage configuration for €509, which is unavailable with the Galaxy A33 5G.

Samsung will provide 4 years of Android OS updates and 5 years of security patches, a commitment that it made last month with the Galaxy S22 series. By contrast, Xiaomi could only offer 3 Android OS updates and 4 years of security patches for the Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro, despite their billing as flagship smartphones.

Samsung will start selling the Galaxy A53 5G from April 1 in the Eurozone. According to Samsung's press release, it will bundle a pair of Galaxy Buds Live earbuds with pre-orders placed from today to March 31, as well as providing various trade-in bonuses. The Galaxy A53 5G ships with Android 12 and One UI 4.1, matching the Galaxy A33 5G.

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Alex Alderson, 2022-03-17 (Update: 2022-03-17)