Samsung may cancel this mid-range phone series

South Korea-based tech giant Samsung offers several smartphone series, including budget and flagship devices. The company also updates its mid-range smartphones with new handsets every year. Samsung devices like the Galaxy A33 5G and the Galaxy A53 5G are also crucial for the company as they rack up a lot of sales. Now, the smartphone maker is reportedly planning to cancel one handset from its mid-range segment in 2023.
According to a report by GalaxyClub, Samsung may shelve the Galaxy A74 smartphone next year. Rumoured design and specs of Samsung’s Galaxy A series phones are usually tipped online a few months before their announcement (commonly towards the end of the year). This has been true for other A-series devices like the Galaxy A14 5G, Galaxy A24, Galaxy A34 5G, and Galaxy A54. However, that has not been the case with the Galaxy A74 as there is no information about the smartphone available yet. The absence of data about the A74 model is raising concerns about the device’s existence.
Why Samsung may be planning to cancel the Galaxy A74 device
As per the report, the company might be planning to “simplify” its smartphone lineup. This decision can save both users and Samsung’s software development teams from confusion. If these rumours are to be true, the Galaxy A54 will become the company’s most expensive mid-range device. This year’s vanilla Galaxy S22 model may help fill the gap left by the Galaxy A74 and the Galaxy S22 FE after its price drops post the launch of the Galaxy S23 series.

Samsung Galaxy A54: Rumoured specs
Samsung Galaxy A54 is expected to sport a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display that may support a Full HD+ resolution, a 120Hz refresh rate, and an in-display fingerprint scanner. The upcoming device is rumoured to come powered by the company’s own Exynos 1380 chipset.
To compare, the Galaxy A53 5G featured the Exynos 1280 processor had only two high-performance CPU cores while the 1380 chip has four. The Exynos 1380 chip is also backed with the Mali-G68 graphics unit.

For optics, the Galaxy A54 is expected to house a dual rear camera setup with OIS and 4K recording support that may include — a 50MP primary camera and a 12MP ultra-wide lens. The handset may also feature a 32MP front shooter for selfies and video calls.
Apart from this, the upcoming smartphone is likely to feature 5G, GPS, Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.3, NFC and a USB Type-C port for connectivity. The device may also come equipped with a stereo speaker setup and an IP68 water and dustproof rating. The Galaxy A54 may also pack a 5,100mAh battery unit.

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