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Samsung's mid-range Galaxy A54 (review) is a best-seller and remains very popular as one of the company's flagship Galaxy smartphones, thanks to the good value-for-money proposition that it offers. As for its successor which will most probably be the Galaxy A55, it might rely on the same old, trusted formula while retaining several key features such as the dated charging speed.

Samsung Galaxy A55's disappoints with its charging speed

A regulatory listing shared by MyFixGuide revealed the upcoming Android smartphone will feature the archaic 25 watts charging rating—similar to its predecessor. It should be noted that this has remained unchanged since the Galaxy A52 which was launched in 2021.

With Samsung retaining the 25 watts charging speed, prospective customers might put off buying the Galaxy A55 considering its rivals have pulled far ahead in terms of fast charging. For example, Xiaomi's Poco F5 (review) sports a 67-watt rating that fully charges the handset in just 50 minutes. In comparison, the Galaxy A54 takes approximately 2 hours to go from 0 to 100 percent.

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Charging is fast on the mid-range Xiaomi Poco F5 and it has an included 67 W wall adapter on its box. / © NextPit

In addition, the listing does suggest the retail box of the Galaxy A55 will only include a USB-C cable and SIM ejector tool, dropping the power adapter similar to the Galaxy A54. This is not a big surprise after Samsung has started ditching adapters even from its premium smartphones too.

Better GPU and CPU in the Samsung Galaxy A55

Beyond its pitiful charging speed, the Galaxy A55 is rumored to enlist a new in-house Exynos 1480 chipset. The upcoming silicon is touted to deliver the first AMD-branded Xclipse graphics to Samsung's mid-range, and this is complemented by a faster octa-core processor.

The Galaxy A55 might also retain the old 50 MP primary camera, but whether there are improvements to the ultrawide sensor or the addition of a telephoto lens like on the Galaxy S23 FE remains unknown. At the same time, the device will most likely run on Android 14 with the One UI 6 skin on top.

There is no word on the release date of Samsung's next mid-range device. However, this could be announced in the first quarter of next year, which would be after the Galaxy S24 debuts. Pricing details are still unknown but these changes obviously suggest there won't be a major price hike from the $450 price of the Galaxy A54.

What else do you expect to see in the Galaxy A55 so that it is a compelling upgrade from its predecessor? Hit us with your answers in the comments.

Via: GSMArena Source: MyFixGuide

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Jade Bryan

Jade Bryan
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I still remember how amazed I was when I first got hold of the Nokia 3210 back when I was a kid, and it was during that time I developed my love for technology, particularly for mobile phones. I started sharing my knowledge through writing in different blogs and forums back in Nokia Nseries era. I even make videos before where I put different phones side-by-side. Today, I'm still an avid enthusiast of smartphones, but my interests have evolved into smart devices and electric vehicles.

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