Samsung Galaxy A54 5G Smartphone: Stellar Features at an Affordable Price
by Michael Diamond | March 17, 2023

The News: Samsung recently announced its Galaxy A54 5G smartphone, which is part of its Galaxy A Series family, the company’s flagship mid-range series targeted at consumers who want excellent smartphone features at an affordable price point. Read the Samsung Press Release for more information.

Samsung Galaxy A54 5G Smartphone: Stellar Features at an Affordable Price

Analyst Take: Samsung’s new Galaxy A54 5G smartphone is a perfect fit for budget-conscious consumers in the market for affordable mid-range smartphones with some premium features, for a variety of reasons.

For starters, not all consumers and businesses are alike. The reality is that for consumers, there are a range of budgetary or functionality requirements that run the gamut. This is especially true now as consumers have been impacted by higher inflation rates impairing their ability to afford discretionary items. Another factor at play here is the fact that not every smartphone user wants or needs all of the robust flagship features from premium tier phones such as the Galaxy S, etc. That’s what makes the Galaxy A54 5G so attractive.

With a starting price point of $499.99, it’s both feature rich and affordable, and it will be available in early April. The device includes the Exynos 1380 SoC (on a 5-millimeter platform), a step above the Exynos 1280 SoC and should have a performance boost of 20 percent on the CPU front and 26 percent from a GPU perspective.

The Galaxy A54 5G includes Gorilla Glass 5, a 6.4-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display (2400 x 1080-pixel resolution) with a 120Hz refresh rate. It’s also highly durable and has an ingress protection (IP) rating of IP67 (e.g., dust and water resistant of up to 1 meter for 30 minutes).

The Galaxy A54 5G also includes a 50-megapixel main camera, a 12-megapixel ultrawide camera, a 5-megapixel macro camera and a 32-megapixel front camera. Although I have not had a chance to test the device, the new sensors should make the camera perform much better in low-light conditions, which is a feature the consumer market has been been clamoring for.

The device also includes 6 gigabytes of memory, plus 128 gigabytes of storage, along with expandable storage of (up to 1 terabyte with an optional MicroSD card), which is great if you want to add more music and additional content. The battery is a 5,000maH that will allow 25 watts charging, which should last its users a day or two.

From a sustainability perspective, Samsung also promises up to four generations of operating system upgrades and five years of security updates that will also be attractive to budget conscious consumers and organizations that are committed to sustainability initiatives which are badly needed today.

Wrapping it up, the market for more affordable mid-range phones that incorporate premium features should continue to be welcomed to consumers that have budgetary needs along with different functionality requirements. The Galaxy A54 5G will offer its users more processing power, a more robust camera that performs better in lower-light conditions and solid storage options to name a few.

Disclosure: Futurum Research is a research and advisory firm that engages or has engaged in research, analysis, and advisory services with many technology companies, including those mentioned in this article. The author does not hold any equity positions with any company mentioned in this article.

Analysis and opinions expressed herein are specific to the analyst individually and data and other information that might have been provided for validation, not those of Futurum Research as a whole.

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About the Author

Michael Diamond is an industry analyst and foresight professional with 25 years of experience in the IT channel and market research industry. He is a route-to-market expert covering desktop and mobile devices, collaboration, contact center, ProAV, data center infrastructure, and cybersecurity. Prior to joining Futurum Research, Michael worked for The NPD Group as the sole industry analyst covering indirect channels, cybersecurity, SMB and vertical market trends, data center infrastructure (e.g., enterprise storage, servers, networking), ProAV and PCs. He has been quoted by media outlets such as Bloomberg, Kiplinger, TWICE, OPI (Office Products International), Apple World today, Dark Reading, Enterprise Storage Forum, Credit-Suisse, Footwear News, CRN (Computer Reseller News), Channel Futures and Into Tomorrow.  Michael has presented at myriad events including The Channel Company’s Xchange, The Global Technology Distribution Council’s summit, SMB TechFest and more.