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Samsung Galaxy A5, Galaxy A3 unveiled

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Samsung recently unveiled two new smartphones. The new Samsung Galaxy A5 is a 5-inch midrange smartphone, whereas the Galaxy A3 is a 4.5-inch entry-level handset.

Intended to be pitted against Xiaomi products, the new Galaxy A Series offers entry to mid-level specs inside a premium all-metal unibody build (and not just a metal frame found in the Alpha). Both the Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 are also notable for having very slim profile. The former is only 6.7mm thick, while the latter measures 6.9mm. That makes them thinner than and just as thick as the iPhone 6, respectively.

Samsung Galaxy A5

Samsung Galaxy A5 Specs

  • Android 4.4 KitKat
  • 5-inch Super AMOLED (720×1280 HD), ~294ppi
  • 1.2GHz quad-core processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage
  • microSD support up to 64GB
  • 13-megapixel main camera, with autofocus and LED flash
  • 5-megapixel front camera
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • 3G HSPA+, optional 4G LTE
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Dimensions: 139.3 x 69.7 x 6.7mm
  • Weight: 123g
  • 2300mAh battery

These two devices have similar specs. They both use a quad-core processor and run Android 4.4 KitKat. The Galaxy A3, however, is inherently inferior for having a smaller display, less powerful main camera, and half the amount of RAM as the A5.

With features like a 5-megapixel front-facing camera and Beauty Face, the Galaxy A3 and A5 have been designed to allure young consumers who go gaga over taking selfie shots. A wide array of selfie features is available, such as Wide Selfie, Palm Selfie, and Rear-Cam Selfie. Naturally, the phones also offer convenient sharing of photos and videos on social networks.

Samsung Galaxy A3

Samsung Galaxy A3 Specs

  • Android 4.4 KitKat
  • 4.5-inch Super AMOLED (540×960 qHD), ~245ppi
  • 1.2GHz quad-core processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage
  • microSD support up to 64GB
  • 8-megapixel main camera, with autofocus and LED flash
  • 5-megapixel front camera
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • 3G HSPA+, optional 4G LTE
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Dimensions: 130.1 x 65.5 x 6.9mm
  • Weight: 110.3g
  • 1900mAh battery

The Samsung Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 will first arrive in China this month. Information on pricing and global expansion is yet to be released.

[Source: Samsung]

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