Samsung Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3, metallic and slim

We have stuck for weeks revealing its appearance and specifications, the time had to come when the Samsung Galaxy A5 and A3 became an official product. Today is the day when we can confirm practically everything expected about them.

Two new phones to be part of the Galaxy A family, which despite the distinguished appearance of the devices, Samsung wants to focus on young consumers, who are looking for design and functionality. Much new responsibility also falls on new products, improving last quarter numbers.

For now we can advance that they are the two thinnest Samsung phones, with 6.7 millimeters thick for the Galaxy A5 - it ties with the Alpha -, and 6.9 millimeters for the Galaxy A3. For a new race to be created to drop from 7 millimeters, that is, far from the Oppo R5.


As the trends set, in addition to making thin phones, it is committed to metal bodies - unibody -, which fit technology at the height of the most demanding, yes, one step below the Galaxy Alpha. To put some examples of expected specifications in a new product: colorful in their housings, LTE connectivity and 5 megapixel front camera.

Samsung Galaxy A5

The Samsung Galaxy A5 is a terminal with a 5-inch screen, the larger of the two. The screen is made with a Super AMOLED panel and 720p resolution.

They do not tell us the name of the chosen internal hardware, but it is a chipset with a quad-core processor that runs at 1.2GHz. It would be very interesting to know what Snapdragon is, that's why to confirm the 64 bits. Everything indicates that they have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410.

It is accompanied by 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory, which is expandable. In a space of 139.3x69.7x6.7 millimeters, a 2,300mAh battery has fit. The phone weighs 123 grams.

It seems that it is already a norm to place a good sensor - at least on paper - in the front, and we find 5 megapixels. In the rear, the A5 has a better camera than its presentation companion, with 13 megapixels.

Samsung Galaxy A3

The Samsung Galaxy A3 decreases in size to 4.5 inches, it also does so in its resolution, staying in qHD. The panel is still created with the house specialty, Super AMOLED.

There's not much information about the internal hardware, either, rather than a quad-core processor chipset, but here it drops to a gigabyte of RAM. The expandable 16GB with microSD cards are maintained.

The A3's cameras are 8 and 5 megapixels, the phone has a full dimensions of 110.3x65.5x6.9 millimeters, and weighs 110.3 grams. There is room for a 1,900mAh battery.

Galaxy A3 and A5, when?

Both phones have Android 4.4 KitKat as the operating system, with the corresponding version of TouchWiz. The colors in which you can buy: pearl white, black, champagne, silver, light blue and pink.

Interesting to know that the two go on sale globally in November, but they emphasize that China will release them. For now, no prices. I leave you with a gallery where you can see the colors, the design is the same for both phones:

See complete gallery »Samsung Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 (21 photos)

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