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Get an early taste of the Samsung Galaxy A53's specs and design

Were you expecting sweeping upgrades? Prepare to be disappointed.
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January 20, 2022
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G camera module in hand
Dhruv Bhutani / Android Authority
TL;DR
  • The Samsung Galaxy A53 has passed through TENAA.
  • The listing confirms the device’s design and some of its key specs, including display size, camera hardware, and more.
  • Don’t expect huge upgrades over the outgoing Galaxy A52 models.

Renders of the Samsung Galaxy A53 broke cover at the end of 2021, showcasing a design that excluded a 3.5mm headphone jack. Now, the device’s core specs and official renders have emerged thanks to TENAA.

The Galaxy A53 could feature a modest rear camera bump that houses four lenses and a flash. A power button and volume rocker sit on the phone’s right flank, while a centered punch hole is also present. In terms of size, the Galaxy A53 is slightly smaller than the outgoing Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A52s 5G, with a 159.5 x 74.7 x 8.1mm profile and 190-gram weight.

Samsung Galaxy A53 specs

Now to the specs sheet. There’s a 6.46-inch 2,400 x 1,080 display, which doesn’t appear to be much of an upgrade over the Galaxy A52. However, there’s no word on refresh rate, so we could get a 120Hz surprise. Samsung will also make 128GB and 256GB storage options available and keep the microSD card slot.

Other key figures include 8GB of RAM and a 4,860mAh battery, likely being marketed as a 5,000mAh unit. There’s no indication which chipset commands this device, but it’s an octa-core chip that sits between 2.0GHz and 2.4GHz. That profile best fits the Snapdragon 778G used in the Galaxy A52s 5G, although some rumors suggest that this chip could be the unreleased Exynos 1200. We’ll have to wait for official confirmation from Samsung, though.

As for imaging, those four rear camera lenses hide 64MP, 32MP, and two 5MP sensors. Judging by the lack of overt upgrades over the Galaxy A52, expect those snappers to pull primary, ultrawide, macro, and depth-sensing duties once again. The selfie shooter reportedly uses a 12MP sensor.

Finally, there’s no mention in the listing of a 3.5mm headphone jack, hinting that initial rumors of its removal are indeed true.

Judging by the presence of this listing, the Samsung Galaxy A53 shouldn’t be too far away from its primetime debut.