Samsung has introduced new 5G phones smartphones to the Galaxy A series – Meet the Samsung Galaxy A33 5G and the Galaxy A53 5G. The two handset come with a new 5 nm chipset – a chipset that Samsung barely mentions, the new Exynos 1280. As for the two phones, they are mostly the same save for the display and camera.

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Samsung Galaxy A53 5G Unveiled

As earlier mentioned, the Galaxy A53 5G is pretty similar to the Galaxy A33, except for a few changes. It comes with a slightly bigger 6.5-inch AMOLED display with support for a 120Hz refresh rate. It also has the Ambient Edge design and is partly made up of recycled materials.

Samsung Galaxy A53 5G

The chipset is also the same; the A53 5G is also powered by an Exynos 1280 SoC, which is paired with two RAM + storage options: 6GB+128GB and 8GB+256GB. It also gets RAM and storage expansion options.

While the camera department is also alike, there’s a small difference. The main camera on the Galaxy A53 stands at 64MP as opposed to the A33’s 48MP primary lens.

Samsung Galaxy A53 5G cameras

It also is backed by a 5,000mAh battery with 25W fast charging, runs One UI 4.0 based on Android 12, comes with Samsung Knox, IP67 water resistance, and more.

Samsung Galaxy A53 5G specs

Samsung Galaxy A53 5G Specifications

Network Properties

  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G bands: LTE
  • 5G bands: SA/NSA/Sub6
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G


  • Announced: 2022, March 17
  • Status: Exp. release 2022, April 01


  • Dimensions: 159.6 x 74.8 x 8.1 mm (6.28 x 2.94 x 0.32 in)
  • Weight: 189 g (6.67 oz)
  • Colors: Black, White, Blue, Peach
  • SIM: Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • IP67 dust/water resistant (up to 1m for 30 mins)


  • Type: Super AMOLED, 120Hz
  • Size: 6.5 inches, 102.0 cm2 (~85.4% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~405 ppi density)
  • Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5

Operating System

  • Android 12, One UI 4.1


  • Chipset: Samsung Exynos 1280
  • CPU: Octa-core (2.4 GHz & 2.0 GHz)
  • GPU:
  • Storage: 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM
  • Memory Card slot: microSDXC


  • Main Camera: Quad
    • 64 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.7X”, 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS
    • 12 MP, f/2.2, 123˚, (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
    • 5 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
    • 5 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
  • Features: LED flash, panorama, HDR
  • Video: 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps; gyro-EIS
  • Selfie Camera: Single – 32 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/2.8″, 0.8µm
  • Features: HDR
  • Video: 4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps


  • Radio:
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • Audio 3.5mm jack: Yes


  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.1, A2DP, LE
  • NFC: Yes (market/region dependent)
  • USB: USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go


  • Sensors: Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, compass
  • Virtual proximity sensing


  • Battery Type & Capacity: Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable
  • Charging: Fast charging 25W

Models: SM-A536U, SM-A536U1, SM-A5360, SM-A536E, SM-A536E/DS

Galaxy A53 5G Price and Availability

Samsung Galaxy A53 5G in colors

The Galaxy A53 5G has a starting price of 450 USD in the US, 449 Euros in Europe (around NGN 207,000). The phone will be available from April 22.


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