Samsung Announces A3 and A5 Phones

Samsung Galaxy A5

With the Festive build up in full flow, Samsung has decided to show off two brand new smartphones in an effort to turn the tables on its recent drop in profits.


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The Samsung Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 were both unveiled side by side, quite clearly targeting younger users after entry-level or mid-range devices.

Samsung Galaxy A5

Do you like the look of the Samsung Galaxy A5?

The more powerful of the two Samsung smartphones, the Galaxy A5 boasts a 1.2GHz quad-core processor along with 2GB RAM.

16GB expandable storage makes the cut to allow for all of your music and video needs, whilst a 2300mAh battery handles all of your energy needs over the course of the day.

Packing some handy internal specs, it’s nice to see Samsung back them up with a 5” HD Super AMOLED display, most likely 720p although this hasn’t been confirmed yet.

Samsung has also shown some class in the camera department, giving the Galaxy A5 a 13 megapixel lens on the back side, whilst a 5 megapixel effort finds its way to the front side of the handset.

All in all, this makes for an extremely tempting mid-range handset from Samsung, and with Android KitKat being the operating system of choice, you can’t really go wrong with the A5.

Samsung Galaxy A3

Would you opt for a pink Samsung Galaxy A3?

The second and more wallet friendly option from Samsung is the Galaxy A3, but don’t dismiss this model just yet, as it still packs a punch behind the hood.

Featuring the same 1.2GHz quad-core processor as the A5, speed isn’t majorly affected on the A3, although it does only feature 1GB RAM instead of 2GB.

A smaller 8GB internal memory also makes a home on the A3, whilst the handset is also compatible with Micro SD cards, meaning that shouldn’t be too much of an issue if you invest in added storage.

The 5” display is cut down to 4.5” on the A3, and also makes a cut to its resolution, opting for a qHD display whilst still using Super AMOLED technology.

The 13 megapixel rear lens is replaced by a more modest 8 megapixel effort, whilst the 5 megapixel selfie snapper keeps its place atop the screen.

Both the A3 and A5 sport identical designs, featuring an array of attractive colours along with an all-metal design, something almost unheard of from Samsung until now.

Currently there have been no pricing details released for either handset, but considering their respective specs, you shouldn’t be expecting to pay too much for either, with the A5 obviously costing slightly more.

Both devices will be available this November, but with Samsung struggling for sales, we still aren’t sure exactly which markets will be getting the handsets, meaning we might have to wait for them in the UK.

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Written by Luke Hatfield

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