A report from a couple of days ago had suggested that the Samsung Galaxy A-series of smartphones would be launched in November. Well as it turns out the report was close enough as Samsung has officially announced the Samsung Galaxy A series, which for now consists of the Samsung Galaxy A3 and the Galaxy A5.
There was no mention of the alleged higher-end Samsung Galaxy A7, but presumably that will be coming at a later date, so for now we guess we will have these two devices to contend with. Moving along, Samsung claims that these new A-series of handsets have been designed for a younger and more trendy crowd in mind.
They will follow in the footsteps of the Galaxy Alpha and will feature a metal unibody exterior, thus resulting in some of the thinnest phones Samsung has produced to date, with the Galaxy A5 measuring 6.7mm thin and the Galaxy A3 measuring 6.9mm, making them just as thin if not thinner than the iPhone 6.
As far as specs are concerned, the Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 will share the same 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 16GB of storage with microSD expansion, with Android 4.4 KitKat running the show. However the Galaxy A5 will feature a 5-inch HD display while the Galaxy A3 will feature a 4.5-inch qHD display.
The Galaxy A5 will be accompanied by 2GB of RAM versus the 1GB of RAM on the Galaxy A3, and will come with a 13MP rear-facing camera. The Galaxy A3 will come with an 8MP rear-facing camera but both phones will sport a 5MP front-facing camera. Pricing and availability have yet to be confirmed, save for China, but we’ll keep our eyes peeled all the same.