Canadians who have been waiting to get their hands on Samsung's Galaxy A5 will be happy to hear that a price has been leaked via internal documents. That the device is coming to Canadian carriers is certainly not news, since it passed through the FCC on February 13th bearing a model number that is commonly associated with devices slated for release in the country. However, this new information outs the cost to buy a brand new Galaxy A5 from carriers, which are expected to offer the device at $499.
The leaked cost of the Galaxy A5 falls in line with its placement as an upper-end, mid-range device, as shown by those known specs. The smartphone is already out in the UK and it is not expected that any changes will be made to the specifications for the device. For those who don't already know, a quick rundown of the specs shows that the Galaxy A5 currently has Marshmallow (Android 6.0.1) on the software side. That is, in turn, powered by an Exynos octa-core processor clocking in at 1.9GHz and backed by 3GB of RAM. Storage can be expanded via SD card to 128GB, coming from 32GB of storage out of the box. It has a 3000 mAh battery, which also features fast charging through the device's USB Type-C port. Some of the more premium features of the Galaxy A5 include a 16-megapixel camera on both the front and the back, a fingerprint reader, and IP68 certification – among other Samsung-standard features such as Samsung Pay and S-Voice. All of that is packed behind a 5.2-inch full-HD Super AMOLED screen.
Unfortunately, a release date for Canada has still not been announced for the Galaxy A5 at this time so consumers in the country who are interested in it will have to continue waiting. However, for those of you waiting patiently to get this device for yourselves, the recent approval from the FCC and the release of a price-point seem to indicate that it will be arriving very soon. The device is also expected to be sold by Rogers, Telus, and Bell, as well as being available on any of those providers' subsidiary companies. So, once it does release, it should not be any problem to get your hands on one.