This is A Game Changer So Samsung caught everyone off guard when they announced that their new flagships will be supported for 5 years. 4 years of operating system upgrades and 5 years of security updates. This is more than what the owner of Android, Google, offers for their pixel phones. And now, it seems Samsung will up their game in the midrange segment and offer something that no other Android OEM currently offers which is to provide the same 5 years of updates for their Galaxy A range of phones.
Specifically the Galaxy A73 and A53. I mean Samsung didn’t specifically mention A53 and A73 but considering these two are the most popular A series devices, it’s a no-brainer that they were talking about these handsets. Like I’ve said, this would be a total game-changer as almost every other OEM provides no more than merely 2 Android updates for their mid-range devices. You see, people buying midrange phones focus too much on the hardware, the specs and they pay little attention to the software.
But the fact of the matter is, hardware is only half of the story, in order to get a good user experience, well-optimized software is equally important and Samsung is absolutely the king right now in the software game in the Android side things. So even though you might see Chinese OEMs offering better specs than the A53 and A73 for less price, they are no match to the software experience you get with Samsung phones. With that said, we have quite a lot of new information about the A53 and A73.
Starting with the first look at the Galaxy A73. This is the official marketing image of the A73 leaked by Evan Blass which shows that Samsung has shrunk the bezels down quite a bit. It’s worth mentioning that the phone is of white color with the same colored frame, so it’s giving an illusion that the bezels are so tiny. But despite that, the bezels do look somewhat smaller than their predecessor.
But apart from that, there are no changes to the design, we have the same camera layout but Samsung is bringing some major changes to the camera hardware. They are finally bringing the 108MP camera to their midrange segment. Although I don’t think it’s the same one we see in their flagships, it’s going to have a smaller sensor than that. It’s accompanied by a 12MP Ultrawide and 8 MP telephoto with a 2MP depth sensor.
This also means you can do an 8K video recording which is really impressive. The A73 is also getting a capable processor, the Snapdragon 778G with 8GB RAM, 128GB base storage, and a 5000mAh battery. Its little brother the A53 will also look similar as you can see from the real photos of the handset but this time Samsung is differentiating the two phones. The camera specs, the processor are all different. It’s using the Exynos 1200 SoC instead and here are the camera specification headlined by the 64MP main sensor.
Both phones will offer a 120Hz of refresh rate at FHD+ resolution. Interestingly neither of the phones will have a charger inside the box nor do they offer headphone jacks which is pretty disappointing. We don’t have any pricing info but expect them to remain the same as their predecessors. Of course, let me know what do you think down in the comments and as always I’ll see you tomorrow…peace out