Samsung's finally pulled the curtain on its newest smartphone that many are calling a mid-range powerhouse priced at a cool $699 for 128GB capacity.
The phone giant is flexing its muscles by giving the A53 5G a 6.5-inch screen, a Super AMOLED display which offers a 120Hz refresh rate, a 2-day battery life, and 25W super fast charging capabilities.
You can either buy the phone outright or pre-order through Telstra, Optus and Vodafone if you'd prefer to get on a phone plan instead over 12, 24 or 36 months.
Fancy getting it outright instead? Pre-order through Amazon and you'll get the phone for its RRP starting at $699 + a free pair of Buds 2.
The phone comes in 2 colours: Black and blue. Deliveries for the A53 5G start from 1 April 2022.
If you're looking to pay the bare minimum each month, signing up to a Woolworths Mobile plan is your best bet. You can pair the A53 with the cheapest mobile plan from Woolies ($25 for 22GB) and end up paying:
Signing up with Woolies means you also get:
Don't want to break your bank but would rather with a big telco that offers 5G instead? If that's the case then Vodafone is your best bet.
We've paired the A53 5G with Vodafone's cheapest mobile plan ($40 a month for 80GB - limited time offer until 31 March) so you get an idea of what you'll be paying.
Signing up with Vodafone will give you:
Telstra may charge more for its plans but you do get the best 4G and 5G network coverage in Australia in return.
If this is important to you, then signing up to Telstra could be a good option. The minimum you're looking to pay per month when you pair the A53 5G with its cheapest mobile plan ($55 per month for 40GB) is:
If Telstra seems to hit your sweet spot, you can also expect some more added benefits such as:
Alternatively, you can go with Optus. Its plans are slightly more expensive than Vodafone but cheaper than Telstra.
We've paired the A53 5G with Optus's cheapest mobile plan ($45 for 20GB) to give you an idea of how much you might have to pay.
Perks of signing up to an Optus plan include:
You can also save money by trading in an eligible phone in good working condition via Samsung, Telstra, Optus or Vodafone.
You could get anywhere between $90 to $1000 in credit/discount depending on your phone model and its current condition.
Looking for a new Samsung? Check out the full announcement of the Samsung A series here.