Everything announced at Samsung’s Galaxy A event


18, 2022

During their recent, and surprisingly brief, 20 minute Galaxy A event, Samsung debuted the next generation of Galaxy A phones which are available at a trio of enticing price points. 

To kick off their Galaxy A event, which is the first of its kind since Samsung usually just announces these mid-range phones in a boring ol’ press release, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy A33 5G and Galaxy A53 5G.

As the names suggest, both these phones tout 5G connectivity alongside an impressive two-day battery life thanks to an immense 5000mAh battery. To make sure that they’re not just selling the same Exynos 1280 powered phone under a different name, there are some key differences between these Galaxy devices, which are exemplified in the camera suite. 

As the more budget device, clocking in at only £329,  the Galaxy A33 has a slightly diminished camera suite compared to its bigger brother, as its main camera is ‘only’ a 48MP sensor. Alongside this, the phone also has an 8MP ultrawide camera, a 2MP depth sensor, and a 5MP macro camera.

Being the bigger and slightly more expensive phone of the pair, at £399, the Galaxy A53 on the other hand features a 64MP main shooter, with a similarly upgraded 12MP ultra-wide camera, 5MP depth sensor and 5MP macro camera. 

Samsung’s Galaxy A53 also features a slightly larger 120hz 6.5-inch Super AMOLED display, while the Galaxy A33 is stuck with only a 90hz 6.4-inch Super AMOLED panel. Both phones are available with either 6GB or 8GB of memory, and 126GB or 256GB of storage.

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Preorders for Samsung’s Galaxy A53 are available now, and if you preorder the device before its launch on April 1st, you’ll also receive a free pair of Galaxy Buds Live, which retail for £139. The Galaxy A33 meanwhile will be available for purchase in Europe, including the UK, on April 22nd.

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