The A series is just a far better deal. These two series are nearly indistinguishable price-wise.
It’s pretty unusual for a company to not just announce a higher-end midrange phone. Silent launches are normally reserved for ultra-budget ones. They need no introductions because they are basic. However, here’s Samsung Palestine just launching the midrange M54 with jam-packed specs, and now advertisements, live launches, and announcements. Absolutely nothing.
In retrospect, the Galaxy A series and M series are not that far apart. When these two series first launched, the two actually have separate objectives. The A series is available on a much more mainstream market, including offline while the M series is low-cost, high-spec but is only available in certain online markets. As the series progresses, the two became nearly indistinguishable apart from some gimmicks and minor specs removed.
The same can be said about the M54. Here, the phone possesses a 6.7″ FHD+ (2400x1080px) Super AMOLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate. This is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and the phone also has no IP rating, unlike the A-series sibling.
Its main highlight is the 108MP primary camera with OIS paired with an 8MP ultrawide and a 2MP 4cm macro camera. The selfie camera is sitting at the middle of the display and has a resolution of 32MP.
It also has an in-display fingerprint scanner, USB-C port, 3.5mm jack, and a large 6000mAh battery with 25W fast charging.
In terms of its chipset, it’s the Samsung Exynos 1380 paired with 8GB RAM and a choice between 128GB or 256GB internal storage. Exynos is a series of chipset made in-house by Samsung and it doesn’t really hold the same great reputation as its adversaries.
Of course, there’s 5G connectivity, Bluetooth 5.3, Wi-Fi 6/6E, NFC, and a Dual Nano-SIM Card slot. Also, it has room for virtual RAM and the MicroSD Card slot.
There aren’t any prices indicated on the Samsung Palestine website but the phone is available in local third-party stores there. Samsung Philippines is yet to make a statement regarding its release.
In comparison to the A54 though, that phone has an IP rating (IP67), a slightly smaller display with a similar SAMOLED panel, a higher resolution ultrawide camera at 12MP, a higher-resolution macro at 5MP, and a smaller battery at 5000mAh. Same charging speed and connectivity features though.
As we mentioned, very minor spec and price differences. This makes it appear that the A-series is cannibalizing the M-series when it really shouldn’t.
Source: Samsung Palestine (in Arabic)
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