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Second-Generation Galaxy A3 & A5 Smartphones Hit The FCC

November 23, 2015 - Written By Kishalaya Kundu

Samsung seems to be preparing to launch the sequels to at least three of its mid-range Galaxy ‘A’ range of handsets. Two of those, believed to be the new generation Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 smartphones, have both apparently been listed now on the FCC’s website. It is worth remembering that both these two devices, along with the new generation Galaxy A7, were all allegedly listed on the GFXBench and GeekBench databases last month, giving us a fairly good look at some of the hardware specs on the upcoming devices. The important thing to note here is that all three are expected to carry NFC chips and fingerprint scanners this time around, thereby making them compatible with mobile payment systems like Samsung Pay and of course, Android Pay.

Taking a look at the expected hardware specifications of the handsets, the second-gen Galaxy A3 is believed to feature a 4.7-inch display with a pixel resolution of 1280 x 720. The device is expected to be powered by an Exynos 7580, which comes with a quad-core 64-bit CPU clocked at 1.5 GHz, along with the Mali-T720 GPU. The handset will come with 1.5 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage as per the leaked info. As for the cameras, the second generation Galaxy A3 will sport a 13-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel front-facing selfie-cam. The device is also expected to come with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop right out of the box, and carry a 2,900 mAh battery.

Coming to the more premium Galaxy A5 second generation, it is believed to be a larger handset than the A3, and will feature a 5.2-inch display with a 1080p resolution. It is also expected to carry an Exynos 7-series SoC as its processing chipset of choice, but this one will be clocked a bit higher, at 1.6 GHz to be precise. The RAM will get bumped up to 2 GB instead of the 1.5 in the second-gen Galaxy A3, whereas the built-in storage will stay at 16 GB. The camera units on this one meanwhile, are expected to remain the same as compared to the next-gen Galaxy A3. While there’s no word right now of the next-gen Galaxy A7, it shouldn’t be long before that one visits the FCC as well.