Samsung has packed a 5,000mAh battery into the Galaxy A53 5G, too. The 4,500mAh battery in the prior model lasted an impressive 45 hours on a single charge in CR’s tests. So, theoretically, this one should exceed that. We look forward to testing the phone’s performance when we can buy lab samples at retail.
Other than a slight redesign to the camera housing, which makes the rear lenses more flush with the back (similar to the tweaks in Samsung’s S22 line of phones), the A53 5G should look and feel much like the A52 5G.
The Galaxy A53 5G has the same 6.5-inch AMOLED display with a 120Hz dynamic refresh rate for speedier scrolling and animations than you get with the standard 60Hz rate. It has the same four rear cameras (main, ultra-wide, depth, and macro), along with a 32-megapixel front camera. And it still comes with handy features you might not expect to find in a phone priced under $500: a memory card slot, fast battery charging, and water and dust resistance.
The Galaxy A53 5G is available for pre-order now and arrives in stores on March 31. If you preorder at Samsung.com, you’ll also get a free pair of Galaxy Buds Live. The phone comes with two storage options (128GB or 256GB), but just one color (black), so you’ll have to buy a case if you want to add some flair.
Samsung offered slim details on two more models soon to be available “in select markets:” the Galaxy A33 5G (the successor to the Galaxy A32 5G) and the A73 5G, which will be available in late April. A company representative told us over email that there’s nothing specific to share about U.S. versions of those phones at this time.