Just out of the blue, Samsung has officially taken the wraps off the Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 smartphones and is touting them as being optimized for social networking. As you’ve probably realized, the Galaxy A7 is yet kept under wraps which adds credence to previous reports that the handset will be a limited edition one.
The Galaxy Alpha was launched with a partially metal design and the Samsung Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 take things a step further by offering unibody constructions with a full metal form factor and not some substitute as some rumors claimed. The former phone is the slimmest in the series measuring 6.7mm, while the latter is a tad thicker at 6.9mm.
Both handsets pack Super AMOLED screens with Adaptive Display technology and various software enhancement such as Ultra-Power Saving Mode, Private Mode and Multiscreen amongst others, which come with Android 4.4 KitKat. They’re powered by 64-bit processors as well, namely the Snapdragon 410 clocked at 1.2GHz, and offer 4G LTE Cat.4 connectivity.
The Galaxy A5 flaunts a 5-inch 720p HD display and a 5MP camera on the front, with a 13MP snapper on the rear. On the inside, it packs 2GB RAM, 16GB storage (64GB expandable) and a 2300mAh battery. The Galaxy A3 is a smaller model and offers entry-level hardware.
Key specs of the Samsung Galaxy A3:
– Android 4.4 KitKat
– 1.2GHz quad core processor
– 4.5-inch qHD Super AMOLED display
– 1GB RAM, 16GB storage, 64GB expandable
– Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, NFC, 4G LTE, HSPA+, GPS
– 5MP front camera, 8MP rear imager
– 1900mAh battery
– 110.3 grams weight
– 130.1 x 65.5 x 6.9mm dimensions
The Samsung Galaxy A5 and A3 will go on sale in select locations in November with China first on the list. Both devices will arrive in options of pearl white, midnight black, platinum silver, soft pink, light blue and champagne gold. No official prices have been provided as yet.