Oct 31st, 2014

Samsung Galaxy A5 kids

We’ve heard about Samsung’s A series many times in recent months. The subject of countless leaks, tonight, on the eve of Halloween, Samsung is formally announcing their metal-clad Samsung Galaxy A5 and Samsung Galaxy A3.

Samsung says the new phone line feature a more “trendy” design aimed at a younger demographic (probably those who love the look of the all metal iPhone) thanks to an all metal unibody exterior and a side profile Samsung says is their thinnest smartphone yet (because paper thin smartphones are still a thing). The Galaxy A5 measures in at just barely 6.7mm thin, while the A3 is 6.9mm (same as the iPhone 6). Yeah, these things are slim. There’s 5 colors too (no doubt limited by region): Pearl White, Midnight Black, Platinum Silver, Soft Pink, Light Blue and Champagne Gold.

The other interesting hardware spec is the front facing camera. Samsung opted for a 5MP shooter on the front because the kids, they’re all about the selfies nowadays. You know what the kids aren’t into? The smartphone spec arms race we saw this year. There’s no 2K displays or octa-core processors to be found on these devices. No, sir. The A series is all about style and aesthetics. Here’s where we’re at in terms of hardware:

Samsung Galaxy A5 hardware

Samsung Galaxy A5

  • 1.2GHz unnamed quad-core processor
  • 5.0” HD SAMOLED
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage w/ micro SD card slot (up to 64GB)
  • 13MP rear / 5MP front facing
  • LTE Cat 4
  • NFC (LTE model only)
  • 2,300mAh battery
  • Android 4.4 KitKat

Samsung Galaxy A3

  • 1.2GHz unnamed quad-core processor
  • 4.5-inch qHD SAMOLED
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage w/ micro SD card slot (up to 64GB)
  • 8MP rear / 5MP front facing
  • LTE Cat 4
  • NFC (LTE model only)
  • 1,900 mAh
  • Android 4.4 KitKat

Samsugn Galaxy A3 hardware

Samsung mentioned that while the new Samsung Galaxy A5 and A3 will definitely be headed to China, availability will also be limited to other select markets as well (although was mum on details). Check out Samsung’s hip new promo video below and be sure to let us know what you think about the new A series.

[Samsung Tomorrow]

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