Users have been asking Samsung for Metal smartphones, and the South Korean manufacturer has finally complied. Samsung has launched Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 in India priced at 20,500 INR and 25000 INR. The Samsug Galaxy A3 is just 6.9 mm thin, while Galaxy A5 thickness measures only 6.7 mm.
Samsung Galaxy A3
This is the lower end of the two A series phones and features a 4.5 Inch qHD 960 x 540 pixel Super AMOLED display. Galaxy A3 is powered by 1.2 GHz quad core processor with 1 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage. The storage can be further extended by another 64 GB using microSD card.
Software is Android 4.4 Kitkat. There is an 8 MP rear camera with LED flash and 1080p video recording along with a 5 MP selfie camera. The handset is quite light at 110 grams. Other features include 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS/ GLONASS and Hybrid dual SIM functionality.
Samsung Galaxy A5
Samsung Galaxy A5 has a larger 5.5 Inch display with 720p HD resolution. This one also uses Super AMOLED technology and you can expect high contrast and popped out colors. There is a 13 MP rear camera paired with 5 MP selfie shooter.
Galaxy A5 is powered by 64 bit snapdragon 410 quad core processor with 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage. This one too has a hybrid dual SIM functionality, which means slot for SIM and MicroSD card has been combined. You can only use either one of the two. Battery capacity is 2300 mAh. Other features include 4G LTE / 3G, Wi-Fi802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and A-GPS/ GLONASS.
|Model||Samsung Galaxy A3||Samsung Galaxy A5|
|Display||4.5 inch qHD display||5 inch HD display|
|Processor||1.2 GHz quad core||1.2 GHz quad core|
|Camera||8 MP rear shooter and 5 MP front camera||13 MP rear camera and 5 MP front camera|
|Battery||1900 mAh||2300 mAh battery|
|Internal Memory||16 GB||16 GB|
|Dimensions and Weight||130.1 x 65.5 x 6.9mm and 110.3 grams||139.3 x 69.7 x 6.7mm and 123 grams|
|Price||To be announced||To be announced|
Both Samsung Galaxy A5 and Samsung Galaxy A3 will be available in black, white and Gold colors for a price of 25,500 and 20,500 INR respectively. Both will be available starting next week. Airtel customers will also get special double data plans for the next 6 months.