Samsung announces Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 with ultra-thin metal bodies and 5MP front-facing cameras

By October 31st, 2014 AT 1:00 PM

At last, Samsung has announced two new mid-range smartphones with premium builds; the Galaxy A3 and the Galaxy A5. Both smartphones have ultra-thin premium metal unibodies with a waistline under 7mm. Both the device are powered by quad-core processors, run Android 4.4 KitKat, and come with 5-megapixel front-facing cameras. Both the devices come in LTE variants and NFC chips but it is still not clear whether Samsung will launch LTE variants of the Galaxy A3 and the Galaxy A5 in India. Both the devices, the Galaxy A3 and the Galaxy A5, including their more premium sibling, the Galaxy A7 (still unannounced), were leaked several times through benchmarks and images.

The Galaxy A5 is the more premium handset of the two and comes with a 5-inch HD Super AMOLED display, 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 13-megapixel primary camera, 5-megapixel secondary camera, a 2,300 mAh battery, and all this inside a 6.7mm ultra-thin body with metal casing.

Samsung Galaxy A5 Gold


Samsung Galaxy A5 Specifications

  • 5-inch Super AMOLED display, HD (1280 x 720 pixels) resolution
  • Android 4.4 KitKat with TouchWiz UI
  • 1.2GHz quad-core CPU (probably a 64-bit Snapdragon 410 processor) and 2GB of RAM
  • 16GB of inbuilt storage and a microSD card slot (up to 64GB)
  • 13MP primary camera, autofocus, LED Flash, 1080p video recording, and Rear Cam Selfie Mode
  • 5MP front-facing camera, Wide Selfie Mode, Palm Selfie Mode
  • 2,300 mAh battery with Ultra Power-Saving Mode
  • 139.3 x 69.7 x 6.7mm and 123 grams

The Samsung Galaxy A3 features a 4.5-inch qHD display, a quad-core processor, and 1GB of RAM. It is equipped with an 8-megapixel primary camera and a 5-megapixel secondary camera. It comes with a 1,900 mAh battery with an ultra-thin 6.9mm body with metal casing.

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Samsung Galaxy A3 White


Samsung Galaxy A3 Specifications

  • 4.5-inch Super AMOLED display, qHD (960 x 540 pixels) resolution
  • Android 4.4 KitKat with TouchWiz UI
  • 1.2GHz quad-core CPU and 1GB of RAM
  • 8GB of inbuilt storage and a microSD card slot (up to 64GB)
  • 8MP primary camera, autofocus, LED Flash, and Rear Cam Selfie Mode
  • 5MP front-facing camera, Wide Selfie Mode, Palm Selfie Mode
  • 1,900 mAh battery with Ultra Power-Saving Mode
  • 130.1 x 65.5 x 6.9mm and 110.3 grams

It is evident that both the smartphones come with a focus on front-facing cameras and social networking features. Both of them will be launched in a variety of colours, including Pearl White, Midnight Black, Platinum Silver, Soft Pink, Light Blue, and Champagne Gold. Samsung is yet to announce the pricing for these devices, which will be play a major role in their success. As per the preliminary information, these devices will be launched only in selected markets, at least during the start of its availability.

Samsung is expecting to take back the mid-range smartphone market with these two smartphones, which it lost to other players like Motorola, Sony, and Asus in the past few months. Are you impressed with the Samsung Galaxy A3 and the Samsung Galaxy A5? How much are you willing to pay for these devices? Let us know in the comments below.

Computer science engineer turned technology blogger. Following consumer electronics industry closely from 2006, he can now predict pretty much where the market is heading. He has a dream to own Android, Windows Phone and iOS smartphones all at the same time.

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