Samsung unveils updated Galaxy A handsets

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) Android smartphone
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016)
The updated Galaxy A phones have screen sizes between 4.7 and 5.5 inches, all offering improved specs, a premium design that uses both metal and glass, enhanced camera features, as well as a fingerprint sensor.
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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.


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Codrut Nistor, 2015-12- 3 (Update: 2015-12- 3)
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Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.