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The Galaxy A53 might share some features with flagships, for better or worse

The Galaxy A53 could be the first mid-ranger with 8K recording, but it'll come at a cost.
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March 7, 2022
TL;DR
  • The Samsung Galaxy A53 specs have apparently leaked online.
  • It’s believed that the phone could offer 8K recording capabilities.
  • This would seemingly be a first for mid-range smartphones.

We’ve seen several Samsung Galaxy A53 leaks in recent months, including renders and some specs. Now, a more comprehensive leak has dished out the mid-range phone’s entire spec sheet.

Twitter leaker Sudhanshu Ambhore has posted a comprehensive Galaxy A53 5G spec sheet, detailing all the apparent features you should expect.

Some of the core features mentioned here include a 6.5-inch 120Hz OLED screen (FHD+), an unannounced Exynos 1280 processor (with Mali-G68 MP4 graphics), 6GB of RAM, 128GB of expandable storage, and a 5,000mAh battery with 25W charging.

The Galaxy A53 is also said to have a 64MP main camera with OIS, a 12MP ultrawide lens, a 5MP macro camera, and a 5MP depth sensor. A 32MP camera in a central punch-hole cutout is said to handle video calls and selfies.

8K recording comes to the mid-tier?

Interestingly enough, the spec sheet also notes that the phone will offer 8K/24fps video recording. This could be the first time we see 8K video recording in a mid-range phone, having previously been restricted to phones with flagship silicon.

8K recording is still a somewhat niche feature given that 8K TVs and monitors to watch these videos aren’t really mainstream right now. Nevertheless, we hope Samsung includes its burst-like 8K Video Snap feature here too so users can extract 33MP frames from recorded 8K clips.

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Another notable observation is that the apparent list of contents in the box doesn’t include a charger. This would be in line with a few recent budget Samsung phones and a recent leak, but would still be disappointing if true.

Other specs and features listed in this latest leak include Android 12 with One UI 4.1, Bluetooth 5.1, Gorilla Glass 5 on the front, an IP67 rating, an in-display fingerprint sensor, NFC, a plastic back, and Wi-Fi 5.

There’s no word on pricing or availability just yet, but Samsung is apparently gearing up to release new Galaxy A series phones later this month.