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Samsung A series gets 3 new mid-range models: A3, A5 and A7

Samsung made some updates to its mid-range Galaxy A series and the devices are going live in China later this month. Galaxy A3, A5 and A7 will come to China first, but they will go live globally next year. They are cheaper alternatives to the flagship Galaxy S series, but they do pack a mighty punch on their own.

 

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The cheapest of the bunch is Galaxy A3. It has the smallest screen of the bunch at 4.7 inches and 720p and it only packs 1.5GB of RAM. It does not have a fingerprint reader or MST tech, features that the other two devices have. Below you can see the full spec list:

 

  • Display: 4.7-inch HD (1280×720) Super AMOLED
  • AP: 1.5 GHz Quad Core
  • OS: Android 5.1 (Lollipop)
  • Camera: 13MP (F1.9), Front : 5MP (F1.9)
  • Additional features: Samsung KNOX, S-Voice, Dual SIM option
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth® v 4.1, ANT+, USB 2.0, NFC (UICC)
  • Sensor: Accelerometer, Proximity, Geomagnetic, RGB Light, Hall
  • Memory: 1.5GB RAM + 16GB Storage, Micro SD slot (up to 128GB)
  • Dimension: 134.5 x 65.2 x 7.3mm, 132g
  • Battery: 2,300mAh
  • Network: LTE cat 4

 

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Samsung Galaxy A5 is the mid-ranged of the mid-range devices with a slightly bigger screen at full HD res and a fingerprint scanner plus MST. It gets 2 GB of RAM. Below you can check the full spec list:

 

  • Display :5.2-inch FHD (1920×1080) Super AMOLED
  • AP: 1.6GHz Octa Core
  • OS: Android 5.1 (Lollipop)
  • Camera: 13MP OIS (rear), 5MP (front)
  • Additional features :MST technology(Samsung Pay), Samsung KNOX, S-Voice, Dual SIM option
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth® v 4.1, ANT+, USB 2.0,
    NFC (UICC, eSE)
  • Sensor: Accelerometer, Proximity, Geomagnetic, RGB Light, Hall Fingerprint scanner
  • Memory: 2GB RAM + 16GB Storage, Micro SD slot (up to 128GB)
  • Dimension: 144.8 x 71.0 x 7.3mm , 155g
  • Battery: 2,900mAh, Fast Charging
  • Network: LTE cat 6

 

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Samsung Galaxy A7 is the premium of the mid-range line with a 5.2-inch full HD screen, the fingerprint scanner and MST, plus 3GB of RAM and and octa-core processor. Below is the full spec list:

  • Display: 5.5-inch FHD (1920×1080) Super AMOLED
  • AP: 1.6GHz Octa Core
  • OS: Android 5.1 (Lollipop)
  • Camera: 13MP OIS (F1.9), Front : 5MP (F1.9)
  • Additional features: MST technology(Samsung Pay), Samsung KNOX, S-Voice, Dual SIM option
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth® v 4.1, ANT+, USB 2.0, NFC (UICC, eSE)
  • Sensor :Accelerometer, Proximity, Geomagnetic, RGB Light, Hall Fingerprint scanner
  • Memory: 3GB RAM + 16GB Storage, Micro SD slot (up to 128GB)
  • Dimension: 151.5 x 74.1 x 7.3mm, 172g
  • Battery: 3,300mAh, Fast Charging
  • Network: LTE cat 6

 

 

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Samsung did not tag the devices with any prices yet, but they will definitely vary by region. Some months will pass until we will hear more about these devices and their appearance on the European and US markets, but here’s hoping!

 

Source: Samsung

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Samsung Galaxy A3 and A5 – Samsung’s first metal unibody designs to launch on select markets soon

Samsung launches Galaxy A3 and A5, two new thinner phones made of metal! Even if the market is full of thin phones already, the trend seems to be more and more exigent in the attempt to make smartphones as slim as possible. Samsung’s thinnest mobiles yet are not only slim, but also designed in metal unibody frames.

Galaxy A3 it the thicker one at 6.9mm, whereas A5 is slimmer with its 6.7mm frame. Both devices are much slimmer than iPhone6 for example (6.9mm) and Galaxy S5 with its 8.1mm frame.

 

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Galaxy A3 has a 4.5” qHD Super AMOLED display with an 8MP rear-camera and a 5 MP front snapper. Inside, you will find a 1.2 GHz quad core processor with 1 GB of RAM and 16GB storage space plus microSD slot. It is powered by a 1900 mAh battery.

Samsung A5 has a larger screen – 5” Super AMOLED display – with a 13 MP rear camera with LED flash. Under the slim hood you will find a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor paired with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB internal memory plus a microSD slot. It is powered by a 2300mAh battery.

Both devices will launch with Android KitKat 4.4.4.

 

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In order to fight HTC’s Eye experience, Samsung is throwing in some of its own camera features, including:

  • Wide selfie
  • Palm selfie
  • Rear-cam selfie
  • Beauty face features
  • Animated GIF.

Both devices will be available in colors such as: Soft Pink, Platinum Silver, Pearl White, Midnight Black, Light Blue, and Champagne Gold. They will go on sale on select markets starting November.

Source: Samsung