Both Samsung Galaxy A3 and A5 are now official. After weeks, even months of leaks this Korean giant finally made them official. Both of these handsets feature unibody metal construction and look really sleek because of it. They’re extremely thin and look a lot alike, though, of course, their internals are different. Let’s see take a closer look at what Samsung included in one of those devices, this time around we’re covering the Galaxy A5.
Galaxy A5 features a 5-inch 72op (1280 x 720, 294ppi) Super AMOLED display along with 2GB of RAM for multitasking and 16GB of expandable internal storage, you can expand it via MicroSD card up to 64GB. Just like the Galaxy A3, Samsung Galaxy A5 is powered by a quad-core chip (Samsung didn’t share the model or brand details) clocked at 1.2GHz. On the back of the device, you’ll find a 13-megapixel AF camera and an LED flash while there’s a 5-megapixel shooter on the front side of this device for selfies and video calls.
As far as connectivity is concerned, this device is equipped with Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 (BLE, ANT+), NFC (only in LTE version of the phone) and A-GPS / GLONASS. As you can figure out from the previous sentence, there are two versions of the device, the 3G version and a 4G LTE version: 3G: HSPA+ 42.2/5.76Mbps ; 4G: LTE Cat4 (150/50Mbps). The device comes with an integrate 2,300mAh battery which should provide you enough juice to get through the day. The following sensors are also included: Accelerometer, Proximity, Geo-magnetic, RGB ambient light and a Hall Sensor.
When it comes to software, Samsung Galaxy A5 comes with Android 4.4 KitKat pre-installed along with Samsung’s own skin on top of it. This handset brings along a ton of software features, like Ultra Power Saving Mode, Changeable Theme (Natural, Classic, Casual, Romantic), Private Mode, Multi Screen and Quick Connect. Wide Selfie, Rear-cam Selfie and Beauty Face Features are also included as part of Galaxy A5’s camera software offerings. 139.3 x 69.7 x 6.7mm are this device’s measurements while it weighs 123 grams, which makes it thinner, but not lighter than the Galaxy A3.
Galaxy A5 will be available starting November in select markets, China included, just like its smaller brother. Samsung didn’t give us any information regarding the pricing of either of these handsets at the moment nor did they share the exact launch dates, we should get more soon though.