The Korean tech giant, Samsung has quietly announced the Galaxy M53 5G, featuring a 108-megapixel main camera and a 6.7-inch, 120-Hz Super AMOLED Plus display.

If those specifications sound familiar, it is because the M53 is a less expensive variant of the Samsung Galaxy A73 5G.

The chipset is the only significant difference between the Galaxy M53 and the Galaxy A73; the M53 is likely to be powered by a Dimensity 900 rather than the Snapdragon 778G found in the A-series phones as the Korean company rarely lists chipset details. Both are TSMC 6 nm processors, but the Snapdragon has a more powerful GPU and a superior CPU composition (4x Cortex-A78 vs. 2x A78).


For now, there is also only one storage option, 6 GB of Ram and 128 GB of Rom, with no Ram or storage expansion options. However, the inclusion of a microSD card alleviates the storage issue.

The mentioned 108 MP main camera is housed behind an f/1.8 lens, although it lacks Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS). A lower-resolution 8 MP sensor was used in the ultra-wide camera (down from 12 MP). A 2 MP macro and a 2 MP depth sensor make up the final two modules on the rear. Interestingly, the 32-megapixel front camera was unaffected by the budget decrease.

Like always, there is a punch hole in the Galaxy M53’s 6.7” Super AMOLED Plus display, which has Full HD+ resolution with a blazing 120 Hz refresh rate for a fine gaming experience.

There’s no mention of toughened glass, yet the A73 lacks Gorilla, although the in-display fingerprint reader has been moved to the side and looks much better now.

The phone has a 5,000 mAh battery with 25W fast charging, which is the same as the A73 and A53. Switching to the Dimensity chip has one disadvantage: Wi-Fi connectivity is limited to Wi-Fi 5 rather than 6. Bluetooth 5.2, on the other hand, is supported by 5.0.

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Tech enthusiasts are still waiting for the price and a list of launch territories for the Samsung Galaxy M53 5G, as it was a subdued debut. If the A-series launch follows the same trend, we may have to wait a few weeks to find out these details.