We are reaching the end of year 2015 where every phone brand is winding up and observing all their statistics but unlike others, Samsung is busy releasing sequels to the Galaxy A series smartphones. Samsung announced the A series in 2014, comprising of the Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7. All had premium build quality, mid-range specs and ran Samsung’s signature software. Now that more than a year has passed, Samsung is following them up with new phones. The naming remains the same. The only way to differentiate will be that Samsung might use the 2016 title with these models. The new range of phones bring a redesigned and rethought exterior, better internal hardware and an important addition of a fingerprint scanner (not included in the Galaxy A3).
The new Galaxy A series will be available in three models, the cheapest and smallest being the A3 and the most expensive and largest being the A7. Galaxy A5 sort of sits in between these two with adequate specs and a screen-size manageable for all users. The A3 hasn’t received some of the major upgrades like an OIS or even a fingerprint scanner which indicates this phone will be at a competitive price point with other budget smartphones. The A3 fits in a 4.7 inch screen with HD resoultion while A5 and A7 feature 5.2 inch and 5.5 inch Full HD screens respectively. The A7 has the most amount of RAM, coming in at 3GB then it comes down to 2GB with the A5 and spirals to 1.5GB with the A3. Again with the processors, the A3 will feature a Quad-Core chipset while both A5 and A7 will feature an Octa-Core chipset.
Availability & Pricing:
Chinese market will have these phones in stock mid-December while other markets will get it early next year — no fixed announcement by Samsung. The pricing is still unknown but it would be quite similar to the A series phones when they came out.