We’ve been used to Samsung releasing two separate versions of its flagship smartphones, with some markets getting a Snapdragon chipset inside, and others settling for an Exynos. Which markets get which is something that sometimes changes, but other than that, this has been a pretty predictable development for the past few years.
Now it seems like Samsung is looking to adopt the same strategy for one of its best selling mid-rangers. The upcoming Galaxy A53 will succeed the A52/A52s and A51, which were all Samsung’s best selling mid-rangers. And the A53 is allegedly going to be offered in two versions, with two different chipsets, just like the flagship S series.
Samsung Galaxy A53 leaked renders
The source clarifies that this isn’t a confusion stemming from there being both 4G and 5G iterations of the A53 – apparently there’s only going to be an A53 5G. In some markets, like the US, this may show up with a new Exynos SoC (possibly marketed as Exynos 1200 upon launch). Over there the A53 will have the model number SM-A536U. There’s also going to be an SM-A536B for Europe, and an SM-A536E for the Middle East, North Africa, and a number of Asian markets, including India. These models may have differing chipsets.
We’re assuming this might be connected to the now never-ending chip crisis, with Samsung trying to source as many SoCs for its top seller as possible. The Galaxy A53 is expected to become official in March, perhaps alongside the Galaxy A33 and A73. The A53 will have a 64 MP main camera and a 5,000 mAh battery. It will be offered in white, black, blue, and orange.
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