Samsung brings more metal with the Galaxy A3 and A5.
Samsung is bringing the premium feel to its mid-range devices with the announcement of the metal-framed Galaxy A3 and A5.
A major complaint of Samsung’s many patrons is that the plastic body of their previous generations of devices have given them a rather flimsy feel. This problem was addresed with the introduction of metal frames into the new generation of flagships such as the Galaxy S5, Alpha and Note 4. Now, Samsung wants even their mid-range device customers to get that premium feeling, with the Galaxy A-series. What makes these devices even more interesting is that they are the thinnest Samsung smartphones to date, with the A5 measuring in at 6.7 mm thick and the A3 at 6.9 mm.
The Galaxy A5 is considered the more powerful of the two devices. It sports a 5-inch 720p Super AMOLED screen with a 1.2 GHz quad core processor to run things with the help of 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, expandable with microSD. It has a 13MP rear facing camera and an amazing 5MP front facing camera, equipped with the Wide Selfie, Rear-cam Selfie and Beauty Face Features as seen in the Note 4.
The Galaxy A3 instead sports a 4.5-inch qHD display, has 1GB of RAM as well as a weaker 8MP rear facing camera, with the other specs similar to the A5. Both devices come bundled with Android 4.4.4 KitKat and are available in six different colors; Pearl White, Midnight Black, Platinum Silver, Soft Pink, Light Blue and Champagne Gold.
Samsung has taken a bold step in showing that they do value their mid-range customers and intend to reward them with more premium feeling devices and better value for money. The Galaxy A series will be available in selected markets November 2014.