Samsung Galaxy A54: Design and Specs
Samsung’s mid-range Galaxy A-series is essential, and the Samsung Galaxy A53 has been among the best mid-range smartphones you could buy last year. Now, the company is gearing up to release its successor, the Samsung Galaxy A54, which has been officially unveiled. Below is everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy A54.
The Samsung Galaxy A54 has a flat 6.4″ FHD+ 120Hz AMOLED display, a relatively slim chin, and its bezels are just slightly larger than what’s on Samsung’s most expensive phones. It carries an IP67 rating, making it dust and water-resistant. The rear camera array has changed, sporting three individual camera sensors, protruding from the body, as opposed to the large camera bump used in the Galaxy A53. Additionally, the design of the Galaxy A54 has taken inspiration from Samsung’s latest Galaxy S23 lineup, making this phone look even more remarkable.
The Galaxy A54 is available in the US in black and purple, and it is powered by Samsung’s in-house Exynos 1380 chip, which should provide a decent boost in performance over the 1280 used in the previous year’s device. It comes with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage in the US, with a microSD card slot supporting up to 1TB of additional space. The phone’s battery is 5,000mAh, enough to provide two-day battery life.
On the software front, the Galaxy A54 is launching with Android 13-based One UI 5.1. Like the A53 before it, it will receive four OS upgrades and security patches for five years after it hits store shelves. With no Galaxy A74 expected in 2023, the Galaxy A54 should be Samsung’s most expensive and best mid-range smartphone for the year.
Samsung Galaxy A54: Camera
The Galaxy A54’s camera setup has one significant change over the A53 as Samsung swapped the A53’s 64MP primary shooter with a 50MP sensor. The new 50MP sensor should provide noticeable improvements in low-light and dynamic range, thanks to larger pixel sizes. The 12MP ultra-wide and the 5MP macro camera remain unchanged. On the front, the Galaxy A54 houses a 32MP selfie shooter capable of shooting 4K videos. That’s an even larger resolution than the front-facing camera found on the S23 series.
Samsung Galaxy A54: Price and release date
The Galaxy A54 was officially announced on March 15th, with pre-orders starting on March 30th, and it will hit store shelves on April 6th. The phone cost $450, similar to last year’s model. However, those willing to pre-order can save up to $250 by trading in their old phones. Furthermore, Samsung is planning to list the Galaxy Buds Live for just $50 for those buying its latest A-series device.
An excellent mid-range upgrade
Samsung’s Galaxy A54 should last buyers for half a decade before it needs an upgrade. With five years of support, a speedy processor perfect for most tasks, and a long-lasting battery, the Galaxy A54 is looking like an incredible, budget-friendly phone. You can be sure we’ll be putting it through its paces when it arrives in a couple of weeks.
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Samsung’s Galaxy A54 serves as the successor to one of our favorite mid-range phones from 2022. With a 120Hz AMOLED display, a 50MP camera that promises to be capable even in low-light situations, and a faster processor, the A54 looks to be one of the more impressive phones of 2023 under $500. It has stiff competition from Google, but with an excellent update policy, this device should last buyers for half a decade before it needs an upgrade.