Samsung is all about the new Galaxy S23. This is understandable, because after all, the new flagship should be presented tomorrow.
A little out of the limelight, however, is the true star of the Samsung portfolio: the more affordable A series. Because Samsung cell phones like the Galaxy A52s or the Galaxy A53, which was released in 2022, are among the best-selling smartphones of all.
With the Galaxy A54, the popular mid-range cell phones will also have a new offshoot in 2023. And just one day before the big Samsung event, where the A series is unlikely to play a role, there is new information.
The A54 gets what the A53 lacked
The information does not come from Samsung itself, nor from one of the well-known smartphone leakers. Instead, the specifications can be found in a certification from the US radio and communications authority ECC, such as Notebookcheck reported.
And according to that, we can now say pretty precisely what will happen with the Galaxy A54 in terms of battery, Wi-Fi and NFC.
The Samsung Galaxy A54 should be delivered with a 4,905 mAh battery, which roughly corresponds to the 5,000 mAh battery of the A53, which is marketed as 5,000 mAh. Again there will be no wireless charging for the A series. And the USB-C port allows up to 25 watts of charging power.
Samsung apparently wants to reverse a questionable decision made by the Galaxy A53 in 2023. Because last year, the mid-range smartphone was released both without a headphone jack and without Wi-Fi 6. While the former continues to be conspicuous by its absence, the faster Wi-Fi standard should at least come back with the A54.
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This is made possible by upgrading the processor. The Galaxy A54 still uses an in-house Exynos processor, which will apparently be retired with the Galaxy S23. But instead of the Exynos 1280, the A54 has an Exynos 1380 – and it supports Wi-Fi 6, although not the current Wi-Fi 6E standard.
Other leaks, which have been found online for some time, attest to a significantly stronger multi-core performance than its predecessor. In addition, the Galaxy A54 should be slightly smaller than its predecessor and the design should be strongly adapted to the S23 that will be presented tomorrow.
First images of the Galaxy A54
Does Samsung have to compromise on camera and design?
So Samsung has always planned changes. And with Wi-Fi 6 one seems to want to iron out one of the few flaws of the Galaxy A53. But is that enough to secure another podium place in the fiercely competitive middle class this year?
The Android middle class is gearing up for a duel
If you are looking for a cheap new iPhone this year, you will probably look into the tube. Because there should not be either an iPhone Mini or an iPhone SE in 2023. However, the mid-range seems to remain highly competitive on the Android market.
Because several companies – even apart from the usual flood of products from Chinese manufacturers – seem to be serious.
There would be Google with the Pixel 7a. With the Pixel 7 (Pro), Google already proved in 2022 that you are able to compete with the absolute top models without charging astronomical costs. Exactly with these qualities one seems to roll up the middle class now.
Because the Pixel 7a is rumored to make a big leap forward and inherit both the 90 Hz display and wireless charging from its big siblings. Especially with the latter you could set yourself apart from the Galaxy A54.
And then there’s newcomer Nothing. With the Nothing Phone (1) they landed a real surprise hit last year. And while we thought it would stay that way for now, the team around co-founder Carl Pei has other plans. Just today, the company confirmed that they would launch a Nothing Phone (2) in 2023.
What comes after the Nothing Phone 1? Developers respond to fan designs
So it will be exciting in the middle class environment. Samsung’s A-series is very popular and it seems sensible to continue iterating with the A54. But is that enough to hold its own against the Pixel 7a’s bigger-seeming leaps and Nothing’s innovations?
What do you all mean? Will the Galaxy A54 take the mid-range crown in 2023? Do you prefer one of the competitors in the form of Google or Nothing? Or do the true kings of the middle class come from China? Write us your opinion in the comments!
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