Samsung Galaxy A53 Hit Stores Before the Official Launch; Charger and Audio Jack Removed

Faisal Rasool

We’re only days away from the official launch of the next-gen Galaxy A series. But ahead of the formal announcement, the Galaxy A53 is already available in a few countries. Plus, the new Samsung Galaxy A52's successor has also been featured in an unboxing video, laying out early impressions.

Samsung has only mildly revisited the phone’s design from last year’s model. The camera housing transitions smoothly into the casing. It’s a single-piece aesthetic, rounded off by a soft matte texture. Overall, it’s a more polished and premium design this year. The Samsung Galaxy A53 comes in peach, white, black, and blue finishes. 

The rear camera cluster features 64MP wide, 12MP ultra-wide, and two 5MP macro and portrait shooters. The primary camera has optical image stabilization for improved night photography and shake-free videos. The front camera has a 32MP sensor behind it.

For the screen, we’re looking at a 6.52” SuperAMOLED panel. The Samsung Galaxy new model delivers 800 nits of peak brightness, 405 ppi pixel density, and a 120Hz refresh rate. Embedded in this display is an optical fingerprint scanner. 

An IP67 dust and water rating toughens the phone, Dolby Atmos dual stereo speakers create surround sound, and storage can be expanded via the microSD slot. But most notably, Samsung has removed the headphone jack from the Galaxy A53, and the phone also ships without a charging brick in the box.

So while the 4500 mAh battery inside the Galaxy A53 supports 25W rapid charging, you will have to purchase the charger separately to hit max speeds. Samsung’s self-developed Exynos 1280 chip does all the number-crunching inside the phone. You also get 8GB of memory, 128GB of internal storage, and the latest OneUI x Android 12. Samsung Galaxy A53 starts from KSH 45,500 (~ Rs. 71,000.) Please note that the Kenyan prices are always on the higher side due to the taxes.


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