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Samsung seems ready for a face-off against Google’s Pixel 6A with its new $450 Galaxy A54 5G launching on April 6. Although Google’s A series is garnering much attention these days, Samsung’s A-series are hard to beat when it comes to global sales, ranking as one of the top-selling phones in 2022. The latest flagship is here to make sure the spotlight does not stray away from Samsung’s A54 by showing off improved cameras, elevated endurance, and brighter displays.
The A54 5G bears a lot of similarities with the Galaxy A53 5G such as a 5,000 mAh battery, a screen with a 120Hz adaptive refresh rate, and 128GB of storage that is expandable up to 1TB. The screen sizes are also quite similar- the Galaxy A54 measures 6.4 inches compared to the Galaxy A53’s 6.5-inch display.
The most noticeable changes Samsung introduced to its new phone are concerned with the camera. The Galaxy A54 5G has a 50-megapixel primary camera instead of the Galaxy A53’s 64-megapixel main sensor, even though both phones have a 12-megapixel ultrawide camera and a 5-megapixel macro camera. It seems like Samsung is focusing on its nighttime photography with the Galaxy A54 5G as the company said “the pixels in the Galaxy A54 5G’s sensor are larger than those in the Galaxy A53 5G’s camera, therefore requiring fewer megapixels.” The Galaxy A54 5G also features a 32-megapixel front camera but lacks the rear-facing 5-megapixel depth camera.
Powered by an Exynos 1380 processor, the A54 bids goodbye to last year’s 1280 chipset. Quite a few complaints were made against the performance of the Galaxy A53 5G.
The launch arrives as Google has been competing with Samsung on price in the last few years. Google is in possession of its own A-series devices that provide some features from its Pixel line at an affordable rate. The Pixel 6A at $450 is one of the best phones in its price range while retaining Google’s Tensor processor from the Pixel 6. Moreover, it also delivers an excellent camera in comparison to the Galaxy A53 5G. Google launched the Pixel 6A last July after announcing it in May at its developer conference, so there is a chance it could launch a successor in the coming months.