Samsung Malaysia has kicked off its Galaxy A Series campaign this year by launching the pre-order program for the Galaxy A33 5G, Galaxy A53 5G, and Galaxy A73 5G earlier this week. As it turns out, the Galaxy A13 and Galaxy A23 which are designed for the budget market have made their way to our market as well.
As opposed to the other three higher-end models which support 5G, the Malaysia variants of the Galaxy A13 and Galaxy A23 are limited to the 4G network. Design-wise, the Galaxy A13 is akin to last year’s Galaxy A Series while the Galaxy A23 with its raised rear camera module mirrors its three higher-end siblings.
From the front, both phones looked rather identical to each and this is mainly because both models are equipped with the same 6.6-inch Full HD TFT display. In Malaysia, they also carry the same amount of RAM and internal storage at 6GB and 128GB, respectively.
Not only that, the Galaxy A13 and Galaxy A23 also rely on the same photography setup that includes a 50MP f/1.8 main camera, 5MP f/2.2 ultra-wide camera, 2MP f/2.4 macro camera, and 2MP f/2.4 depth camera. Both phones also have the same 8MP selfie camera as well as a 5000mAh battery.
However, the Galaxy A23 rear camera does come with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) system which is absent on the Galaxy A13. In addition to that, the Galaxy A13 fast charging support is limited to 15W while the Galaxy A23 is able to support a higher power rating at up to 25W.
When it comes to their pricing, the Galaxy A23 can be obtained for RM999 and the Galaxy A13 goes for RM799. At the moment, only Galaxy A23 can be purchased directly from Samsung Malaysia’s online store but you should have no problem ordering both models from your favourite phone retailers out there.