Samsung unveils new Galaxy A smartphone lineup

Samsung announced new updated versions of its mid-range Galaxy A smartphone lineup today, giving them better specifications and improved premium designs.

The Korean tech giant is offering three screen size options: 5.5-inch for the A7, 5.2-inch for the A5 and 4.7-inch for the A3. They all have glass backs and aluminum frames.

Samsung’s Galaxy A smartphones focus on quality construction and design at a more affordable price than the Galaxy S series.

“At Samsung, we are committed to continued innovation, inspired by the feedback and needs of our wide range of consumers,” said JK Shin, CEO and Head of Samsung’s IT & Mobile Business.

“With the introduction of the Galaxy A (2016), we took the consumer feedback on our original Galaxy A models and made thoughtful and impactful improvements offering consumers a seamless convergence of style and performance for their everyday lifestyles.”

All three of the new phones come equipped with an enhanced camera system for “both brighter and clearer photos and videos.” According to Samsung, this advanced system includes “Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) to prevent image blurring”, as well as a front and rear F1.9 lens to “allow users to take the optimum photos in dark conditions.”

The A5 and A7 also support Samsung Pay, which works with both Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST) and Near Filed Communication (NFC) technologies.

A breakdown of the three phones:


The Galaxy A3


The A3 is the lineup’s most lower end device. The phone has a 1.5GHz Quad Core processor, 1.5GB of RAM, a 4.7″ 1280×720 AMOLED display, and runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop.

  • Samsung_GalaxyA3Network: LTE Cat.4
  • Display: 4.7-inch HD (1280×720) Super AMOLED
  • AP: 1.5 GHz Quad Core
  • OS: Android 5.1 (Lollipop)
  • Camera: Rear: 13MP (F1.9),  Front : 5MP (F1.9)
  • Additional features: Samsung KNOX, S-Voice, Dual SIM option.
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth® v 4.1, ANT+, USB 2.0, NFC (UICC)
  • Memory: 1.5GB RAM + 16GB Storage
    Micro SD slot (up to 128GB)
  • Dimension: 134.5 x 65.2 x 7.3mm, 132g
  • Battery: 2,300mAh

The Galaxy A5


The A5 has a 1.6GHz Octa Core processor, 2GB of RAM, a 5.2″ 1920×1080 AMOLED display, and runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop.

  • Samsung_GalaxyA5Network: LTE Cat.6
  • Display: 5.2-inchFHD (1920×1080) Super AMOLED
  • AP: 1.6GHz Octa Core
  • OS: Android 5.1 (Lollipop)
  • Camera: 13MP OIS(rear), 5MP (front)
  • Additional features: MST technology(Samsung Pay), Samsung KNOX, S-Voice, Dual SIM option
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth® v 4.1, ANT+, USB 2.0,
    NFC (UICC, eSE)
  • Sensor: Accelerometer, Proximity, Geomagnetic, RGB Light, Hall Fingerprint scanner
  • Memory: 2GB RAM + 16GB Storage
    Micro SD slot (up to 128GB)
  • Dimension : 144.8 x 71.0 x 7.3mm , 155g
  • Battery: 2,900mAh, Fast Charging

The Galaxy A7


The A7 has a 1.6GHz Octa Core processor, 3GB of RAM, a 5.5″ 1920×1080 AMOLED display, and also runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop. It also has a fingerprint scanner which will support Samsung Pay
Samsung_GalaxyA7

  • Display: 5.5-inch FHD (1920×1080) Super AMOLED
  • Network: LTE Cat.6
  • AP: 1.6GHz Octa Core
  • OS: Android 5.1 (Lollipop)
  • Camera: Rear : 13MP OIS (F1.9), Front : 5MP (F1.9)
  • Additional features: MST technology(Samsung Pay), Samsung KNOX, S-Voice, Dual SIM option
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth® v 4.1, ANT+, USB 2.0, NFC (UICC, eSE)
  • Sensor: Accelerometer, Proximity, Geomagnetic, RGB Light, Hall Fingerprint scanner
  • Memory: 3GB RAM + 16GB Storage
    Micro SD slot (up to 128GB)
  • Dimension: 151.5 x 74.1 x 7.3mm, 172g
  • Battery: 3,300mAh, Fast Charging

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