Almost two weeks after we spotted the Samsung Galaxy M53 5G on Samsung Philippines’ site, it’s finally up on Shopee Philippines.
(Update, May 24: The Samsung Galaxy M53 5G is now available in the Philippines!)
There’s a caveat: You can’t buy the smartphone yet. However, the listing shows that the M53 with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage costs P29,990 (roughly $571).
We’re not sure if that’s the official suggested retail price or just a placeholder, because its predecessor, the Galaxy M52 5G, retailed at P22,990 ($438) at launch. Granted, the latter only has half the storage, but it seems that the price difference is significant. Plus, the Indonesian SRP of the 8GB/256GB M53 is just Rp6,299,000 (P22,546 or $429). We could be wrong, though.
The Samsung Galaxy M53 5G is based on a MediaTek Dimensity 900 chipset, which also powers devices such as the OPPO Reno7 5G, OPPO Reno6 5G, Tecno POVA 5G, and Infinix Zero 5G. It comes with a quad rear camera, whose 108-megapixel primary sensor offers nine-pixel-binning technology and flagship-inspired features such as Single Take for taking up to 10 outputs in one click and Object Eraser for removing unwanted objects from photos.
The premium-midrange phone’s Super AMOLED display measures 6.7 inches, has a refresh rate of 120Hz, and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Other specs include a 32-megapixel selfie camera, a 5,000mAh battery with support for 25-watt fast charging, a side-mounted fingerprint reader, and Android 12-based One UI 4.1. You can choose to get the blue, green, or brown color variant.
Samsung Galaxy M53 5G specs
- 6.7-inch Super AMOLED display, FHD+ resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, Infinity-V (waterdrop notch)
- 6nm octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 900 processor with 5G
- Mali-G68 MP4 GPU
- 8GB RAM
- 256GB storage
- Quad 108-megapixel main, 8-megapixel ultra-wide, 2-megapixel portrait, 2-megapixel macro rear cameras
- 32-megapixel front camera
- Side fingerprint reader
- 5,000mAh battery with 25-watt USB-C charging
- One UI 4.1 Android 12
- Color options: Blue, green, and brown
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