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Samsung Galaxy A54: Camera upgrade detailed for 2023-bound mid-range smartphone

The Galaxy A54 is rumoured to feature a few upgrades over the current Galaxy A53. (Image source: Technizo Concept)
The Galaxy A54 is rumoured to feature a few upgrades over the current Galaxy A53. (Image source: Technizo Concept)
Initial camera details for the Galaxy A54 have leaked, signalling a change from its predecessors. While Samsung has persisted with the same 64 MP sensor for three generations, the Galaxy A54 is rumoured to be moving onto pastures new, among other changes.

According to new reports, Samsung is looking to shake things up with the Galaxy A54, having equipped the various versions of the Galaxy A52, Galaxy A52s and the Galaxy A53 with the same cameras. For reference, the trio feature 64 MP primary, 12 MP ultra-wide-angle, 32 MP front-facing and twin 5 MP cameras for capturing macro and depth of field information.

By contrast, GalaxyClub claims that Samsung will include a 50 MP sensor in the Galaxy A54. While that sounds like a downgrade on the face of it, we expect that Samsung has chosen a sensor with a larger optical format, wider pixels and superior low-light performance than the Sony IMX682 in recent Galaxy A5x smartphones. Unfortunately, it remains to be seen what sensor Samsung has chosen, nor whether it will even be from the company's ISOCELL family.

If that is the case, then there are currently five options, the ISOCELL JN1, ISOCELL GN1, ISOCELL GN2, ISOCELL GN3 and the ISOCELL GN5. Considering that all ISOCELL GN sensors are used in current flagship smartphones, we imagine that Samsung will opt for the ISOCELL JN1, which Motorola uses extensively in this year's Moto G series. Purportedly, Samsung will wait until spring 2023 before introducing the Galaxy A54. As it stands, the website expects Samsung to equip the handset with One UI 5.1 based on Android 13 and the Exynos 1380, the successor to the Exynos 1280 found in the Galaxy A53.

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Alex Alderson, 2022-10- 4 (Update: 2022-10- 4)