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Samsung debuts the Galaxy A54 5G and A34 5G

Preorders start on March 30.
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March 15, 2023
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G White and Galaxy A34 5G Silver exclusive colors
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TL;DR
  • Samsung has announced the latest entries into its mid-tier Galaxy A series.
  • The phones look like the Galaxy S23 series, but with mid-range specs.
  • The A54 and A34 will be available for preorder on March 30.

After months of leaks, Samsung’s latest entries into its mid-tier Galaxy A series are finally ready for showtime. We have all the details on both the Galaxy A54 5G and A34 5G, and here’s everything you need to know.

Samsung Galaxy A54

Samsung Galaxy A54 5G with Galaxy Buds 2
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Starting with the A54, Samsung has given its bread and butter device a 6.4-inch FHD+ SuperAMOLED display with a 120Hz dynamic refresh rate. While this is pretty close to the same specs as the A53‘s screen, albeit slightly smaller (6.5 inches), Samsung did improve the brightness. The A54 tacks on an additional 200 nits compared to the last iteration, totaling up to 1,000 nits. This should make viewing in bright conditions much better than before.

Protecting that display and the back of the device will be Gorilla Glass 5. This should be enough to prevent damage from waist-high drops onto hard, rough surfaces and provide decent scratch resistance. In terms of durability, it comes with an IP rating of IP67

The front of the handset features an Infinity-O cutout for the selfie camera, which uses a 32MP sensor. Speaking of the cameras, the back of the A54 includes a group of three shooters. The main camera offers a 50MP sensor with optical image stabilization (OIS) and video digital image stabilization (VDIS). The ultrawide uses a 12MP sensor and 5MP for the macro lens.

Powering the A54 is a 5,000mAh battery, similar to the A53. This is said to provide enough juice for 21 hours of video playback and two days of use, even when on 5G. As for charging, the phone uses 25W Super Fast Charging which should be able to fully charge the device in 82 minutes.

Moving on to one of the more important aspects of the handset, the A54 will run on an Exynos 1380 chipset. It will be supported by 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM on all models. And for storage, you’ll have a choice between 128GB and 256GB with UFS 3.1. If that’s not enough storage, the phone supports up to 1TB of microSD expandable storage.

Samsung Galaxy A34

Samsung Galaxy A54 5G and Galaxy A34 5G selfie cameras
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Samsung’s more affordable mid-tier phone shares a few similarities with the A54. For example, the A34 also sports an FHD+ SuperAMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and 1,000 nits of brightness. Additionally, it boasts a triple camera setup, an IP67 rating, a 5,000mAh battery, 25W Super Fast Charging, the same storage options, and Gorilla Glass 5.

However, it stops short of mimicking the same specs in a few key areas. One such area is the camera array which features a 48MP main camera, 8MP ultrawide, and 5MP macro lens. Another notable difference is the processor, which is a MediaTek 1080 SoC. This chip makes a 17% improvement in CPU and a 14% improvement in GPU performance compared to the A33. It also comes with 6GB of RAM for the 128GB model and 8GB of RAM for the 256GB variant. And instead of an Infinity-O cutout, the A34 uses an Infinity-U cutout for the selfie camera.

Specs

Galaxy A54Galaxy A34
Display
Galaxy A54
6.4-inch Infinity-O SuperAMOLED
1000 nits
FHD+
120Hz dynamic refresh rate
Galaxy A34
6.6-inch Infinity-U SuperAMOLED
1000 nits
FHD+
120Hz refresh rate
Processor
Galaxy A54
Exynos 1380
Galaxy A34
MediaTek Dimensity 1080
RAM
Galaxy A54
8GB
Galaxy A34
6/8GB
Storage
Galaxy A54
128GB/256GB
MicroSD card support up to 1TB
Galaxy A34
128GB/256GB
MicroSD card support up to 1TB
Power
Galaxy A54
5,000mAh battery
25W Fast charging

Galaxy A34
5,000mAh battery
25W wired charging

Cameras
Galaxy A54
REAR:
- 12MP Ultra Wide F2.2
- 50MP Main F1.8 OIS
- 5MP Macro F2.4

FRONT:
- 32MP F2.2
Galaxy A34
REAR:
- 8MP Ultra Wide F2.2
- 48MP Main F1.8 OIS
- 5MP Macro F2.4

FRONT:
- 13MP F2.2
Software
Galaxy A54
Android 13

Galaxy A34
Android 13

Colors
Galaxy A54
Awesome Graphite
Awesome Violet
Galaxy A34
Awesome Graphite
Awesome Violet
IP rating
Galaxy A54
IP67
Galaxy A34
IP67
Weight & Dimensions
Galaxy A54
158.2 x 76.7 x 8.2mm, 199g
Galaxy A34
161.3 x 78.1 x 8.2mm, 196g
Other specs
Galaxy A54
On-screen fingerprint
Galaxy A34
On-screen fingerprint

Availability and release date

Samsung Galaxy A54 5G and Galaxy A34 5G displays
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In the United States, we’ll only see the Galaxy A54 and only in its 128GB configuration. You will have the choice of two colors: Awesome Violet and Awesome Graphite. Either way, the phone will set you back $449.

Across the pond in the UK, the 5G variants of the Galaxy A54 and Galaxy A34 will be available in the same colorways as in the US for £449 (~$546) and £349 (~$424), respectively. Those prices are for the 128GB models. If you want a 256GB model, the Galaxy A54 will set you back £499 (~$607), while the Galaxy A34 will cost £399 (~$485).

Regardless of your location, if you want one for yourself, the unlocked versions will be up for preorder on Samsung.com and the Samsung Experience Store starting March 30. On April 6, the phone will be available to pick up from store shelves at major carriers and retail stores.