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Samsung announces Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 to gain lost ground in the smartphone market

Samsung is finally looking to move away from cheap plastic phones to premium metallic builds. The trend started with the Galaxy Alpha which launched about a month back in India and looks like Samsung is in no mood to hold back. The company has now launched Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3, both having metallic body and slim design.

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Samsung’s flagship device, the Galaxy S5 didn’t do well which costed the company almost half of their operating profit. This has lead to a strategic change where the company is seen exiting the plastic category and slowly making its way into metallic bodies. The rumoured Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 are now officially announced by Samsung which are not flagships but mid-ranged devices. Lets have a look at what it has to offer other than the premium metal finish.

Galaxy A5

The Galaxy A5 features a 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD Super AMOLED display which is powered by 1.2 GHz quad-core processor. It has 2 GB of RAM and comes with 16 GB of internal memory which can also be expanded up to 64 GB via microSD card. The device runs on Android 4.4 KitKat with the latest version of the TouchWiz on top of it.

The Galaxy A5 comes with a 13-megapixel auto-focus rear primary camera with LED flash. It is also capable of recording Full HD videos. On the front, it has a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with wide angle lens for better selfies and video calling. It is just 6.7 mm thick which makes it the slimmest phone ever from Samsung and weighs only 123 grams.

The Samsung Galaxy A5 includes 4G LTE/3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS/GLONASS and NFC (LTE version only) as connectivity options. The smartphone packs in a 2,300 mAh battery under the hood which supports Ultra Power Saving Mode to provide more juice through out the day.

Galaxy A3

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The Galaxy A3 features a 4.5-inch (960 x 540 pixels) qHD Super AMOLED display which is powered by 1.2 GHz quad-core processor. It has 1 GB of RAM and comes with 16 GB of internal memory which can also be expanded up to 64 GB via microSD card. The device runs on Android 4.4 KitKat with the latest version of the TouchWiz on top of it.

The Galaxy A3 comes with a 8-megapixel auto-focus rear primary camera with LED flash. It is also capable of recording Full HD videos. On the front, it has a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with wide angle lens for better selfies and video calling. It is just 6.9 mm thick which is just 0.2 mm more than the Galaxy A5 and weighs only 110.3 grams.

The Samsung Galaxy A3 includes 4G LTE/3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS/GLONASS and NFC (LTE version only) as connectivity options. The smartphone packs in a 1,900 mAh battery under the hood which supports Ultra Power Saving Mode to provide more juice through out the day.

Both the Samsung Galaxy A5 and Samsung Galaxy A3 comes with Private Mode, Multiscreen and adjustable audio options. The Samsung Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 smartphones will come in Midnight Black, Platinum Silver, Pearl White, Light Blue, Soft Pink and Champagne Gold colour variants. These devices will go on sale this November in selected markets including China but there is no details on pricing yet.

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