Samsung unveils updated Galaxy A handsets
The second-generation Galaxy A handsets are finally official, and they brings quite a few updates. Samsung worked to improve all areas of the A3, A5, and A7. The result is a lineup of smartphones with sizes between 4.7 and 5.5 inches, premium looks, fingerprint sensor, as well as updated hardware specs.
These are the highlights of each Samsung Galaxy A (2016) handset:
- Galaxy A3: 1.5 GHz quad-core, 1.5 GB RAM and 16 GB storage, 5 MP front and 13 MP back, 4.7-inch Super AMOLED HD, 2300 mAh
- Galaxy A5: 1.6 GHz octa-core, 2 GB RAM and 16 GB storage, 5 MP front and 13 MP OIS back, 5.2-inch Super AMOLED full HD, 2900 mAh
- Galaxy A7: 1.6 GHz octa-core, 3 GB RAM and 16 GB storage, 5 MP front and 13 MP OIS back, 5.5-inch Super AMOLED full HD, 3300 mAh
All these new handsets come with microSD support up to 128 GB but, unfortunately, they will ship with Android 5.1 Lollipop. Both the new Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 offer support for Samsung Pay.
The new Galaxy A lineup will hit China later this month, and global availability is expected for early 2016. No pricing details have been announced yet, but prices are expected to be similar to those of the existing A3, A5, and A7.