Samsung has recently released two new smartphones under the new series- Samsung Galaxy A3 and A5, which come with full metal unibody design. The Galaxy A3 has strictly mid-end specs, while the Galaxy A5 has mid-to-high end specs (somewhat similar to the Samsung Galaxy Alpha).
Let’s take a look at the key specs of Samsung Galaxy A3 and A5:
|Samsung Galaxy A3
||Samsung Galaxy A5
|Display||4.5-inch, Super Amoled capacitive touchscreen 540 x 960 pixels, 245 ppi pixel density||5-inch 720 x 1280 pixels, Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 294 ppi pixel density|
|Processor||Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 chipset, Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU, Adreno 306 GPU||Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 chipset, Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU, Adreno 306 GPU|
|RAM||1 GB RAM||2 GB RAM|
|Internal storage||16 + microSD upto 64 GB||16 + microSD upto 64 GB|
|Battery||Non-removable 1,900 mAh Li-ion,||Non-removable 2,300 mAh Li-ion|
|Camera||8 MP (primary), autofocus, LED flash, video recording 1080p @ 30 fps, 5 MP (front)||13 MP (primary), autofocus, LED flash, video recording 1080p @ 30 fps, 5 MP (front)|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, LTE||Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, LTE|
|Dimensions||130.1 x 65.5 x 6.9 mm||139.3 x 69.7 x 6.7 mm|
|Weight||110.3 g||123 g|
|Operating System||Android 4.4.4 KitKat OS||Android 4.4.4 KitKat OS|
With the announcement of the Samsung Galaxy A3 and A5, the company has added two smartphones in the list of the metal-build ones. These phones are pretty sleek, and are almost as thin as the Samsung Galaxy Alpha. None of these phones have the removable back panels, and have the microSD card slot in the side.
Samsung has not said anything officially yet on price for the Galaxy A3 and A5, though they’re definitely mid-range devices. The price would certainly be kept competitive, as the rivals are selling their phones in a price way less than Samsung. Both models will be available in “select markets” including China starting next month, and there is no any signal available till now for these devices to release in the US or International markets. Samsung is probably expecting to cope up its position in China which it has lost to Xiaomi, and is extended to launch more devices like these in the near future.