Samsung’s Galaxy A54 has been leaked via the folks at 91Mobiles in association with the trusted Steve Hemmerstoffer, better known as @OnLeaks. These renders reveal a device that attaches to the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra to get rid of the camera island that is normally located at the rear. Samsung is also expected to ship the next Galaxy S23 with the same design. The company will launch both phones in early 2023.
The Galaxy A54 looks like a very Samsung-y affair. It has a clean design with a triple camera design at the rear and a single hole punch design at the front. While most of this design looks a lot like what we’ve gotten from it in the past, there’s one change that sets it apart. Like the S22 Ultra and S23, Samsung is apparently dropping the now-ubiquitous island of cameras for lenses that blend into the back of the phone.
Camera islands have been used in smartphones ever since the iPhone 11 series made them popular, and it’s only recently that Android manufacturers have started to break out of that box to try new and interesting things. While Google, Huawei and Oppo are all on board with making it as flamboyant and standout as possible, Samsung’s attempt at differentiation seems to make it as subtle as possible.
After all, Samsung’s Galaxy Z and S series may be its flagships, but the company’s A Series finds a home in many more pockets. It was even discovered that Galaxy A12 it was the best-selling Android phone in 2021 as a combination of Samsung’s savvy marketing and its price.
Based on past patterns, the Galaxy A54 should sell for around $450 before carrier rebates. At that price, little things like a more premium design and multiple cameras can only help you. It’s unclear which chipset the phone will be powered by, but one can expect the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 or something around that price range for the price. The A54, as with other A-series phones, should also be good for four years of use with frequent updates.