Samsung Unveils Metallic Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 Targeted At The Youth


The Galaxy A3 and the Galaxy A5 are not strangers to us. They have leaked before in very accurate photos. With just a few differences in the specifications leaked before and what Samsung has today officially announced, they were a long time coming and if priced well could be the start of better quarterly reports as far as financial losses currently plaguing the company are concerned.

The Galaxy A series of mid-range smartphones is targeted at the youthful crowd with features like the camera’s selfie-taking capabilities taking centre stage and social networking using the devices being the main highlight. Of the two, the Galaxy A5 is the more “senior” device as it packs specs superior to the Galaxy A3 while still being able to come in slimmer than the latter. Both devices are incredibly slim at just under 7mm.

The Galaxy A series smartphones feature the same design language front and back

Specs of the devices are as follows:

Galaxy A5 Galaxy A3
Size and weight 139.3 x 69.7 x 6.7mm, 123g  130.1 x 65.5 x 6.9mm, 110.3g
Display 5.0” HD Super AMOLED 4.5” qHD Super AMOLED
Processor 1.2GHz Quad-Core Processor 1.2GHz Quad-Core Processor
Memory 16GB Internal memory + micro SD slot (up to 64GB), 2GB RAM 16GB Internal memory + micro SD slot (up to 64GB), 1GB RAM
Camera Rear: 13 MP AF with LED FlashFront: 5 MP Rear: 8 MP AF with LED FlashFront: 5 MP
OS Android 4.4 (KitKat) Android 4.4 (KitKat)
Battery 2300 mAh 1900 mAh
Connectivity Bluetooth: 4.0(BLE, ANT+),  Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n, NFC (LTE version only), A-GPS/ GLONASS Same as A5
Network 4G: LTE Cat4 (150/50Mbps)3G: HSPA+ 42.2/5.76Mbps Same as A5
Colours Pearl White, Midnight Black, Platinum Silver, Soft Pink, Light Blue and Champagne Gold Same as A5

The A5 and the A3 will be available from November in “select markets” including China. There’s no word on the pricing but we do hope they’ll be favourably priced as they herald a new chapter in Samsung’s device design language following in the footsteps of the Galaxy Alpha and the high end Galaxy Note 4.