Samsung’s Galaxy A and Galaxy E handsets may not be the most powerful in terms of specs, especially when you compare them to their other offerings like the Galaxy S5 and the Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge. The A and E series phones are somewhat sleeker than one might expect for something that isn’t a main flagship device, which is something that is a little bit refreshing to see from a manufacturer like Samsung who pumps out tons of smartphones each year, many of them low-end to mid-range handsets.
Samsung is not just dedicating their efforts to creating smartphones that look good though, they also want their devices to have meaningful technology built in which is something they appear to be focusing on with the Galaxy A and Galaxy E series devices, as they’re announcing today that both the Galaxy A5 and A7 as well as the Galaxy E5 and E7 will have integrated LifeVibe VoiceExperience speech software from NXP software, which will power Samsung’s ‘Always Clear Voice Audio Control’ technology aimed at giving customers top tier voice quality during calls in any environment, whether that be circuit switch calls, VoLTE calls, or video calls. It’s great to see Samsung making decisions that seek to bring focus to specific parts of smartphone that we sometimes forget, the voice quality, as smartphones are still phones and a phone’s primary function is calling.
The Samsung Galaxy A5, E5, and E7 are being powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chipset clocking in at 1.2GHz, while the Galaxy A7 is running with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 chipset which is an octa-core model with dual-sim and LTE support. Although Samsung does also offer a Galaxy A7 that runs on their own in-house Exynos 5 octa-core chip running on a single sim with LTE support. NXP Software seem to be especially fond of the Galaxy A7 model out of the four devices their software will be embedded into as Head of Korea NXP Software Charles G Park states “The Galaxy A7 is a beautiful phone, and at only 6.3mm thick. NXP Software’s innovations enable superior 2-microphone noise suppression and echo cancellation.”