The Samsung Galaxy A series is the premium lineup just after the Galaxy S devices. Galaxy A devices are definitely not as highly priced as their S counterparts but they are way above that of their mid-range counterparts like the Galaxy E and the lower-segment-targeted Galaxy J smartphones. Their distinguishing feature is the build quality which is comparable only to the Galaxy S’s sleek design. The lineup already features devices like the discontinued Galaxy Alpha which was the pioneer and the Galaxy A3, A5, A7 and A8 which have been in the market for quite some time and definitely deserve a refresh.
That refresh is on the way in the form of the SM-A510 and SM-710, the model numbers of what we expect to be the Galaxy A5 and A7 2016 models respectively.
The new Galaxy A5 is expected to pack a a 5.2-inch full HD display, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage (expandable), an Exynos 7 processor clocked at 1.6 GHz and backed by a Mali T720 graphics chip, a 13-megapixel main camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing snapper and run on Android 5.1.1 (this might change by the time they are available as the company is already testing the Android 6.0 update for existing Galaxy A devices).
Both devices feature a metal unibody construction and a fingerprint sensor on the enlarged physical home button.
The Galaxy A7, on the other hand, is expected to feature a 5.5 inch full HD Super AMOLED display. 3 GB RAM, 16 GB onboard storage, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor clocked at 1.5 GHz and backed by an Adreno 405 GPU, and the same camera module and operating system as its smaller sibling, the A5.
The two devices are expected to be available in the market by the start of 2016.