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First Samsung Galaxy A (2016) TV commercial is here: "exclusively for you"

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First Samsung Galaxy A (2016) TV commercial is here:
Already available to buy in China, Samsung's new Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5, and Galaxy A7 should be launched in other markets starting January. Until then, Samsung wants to make sure that the world knows about its new family of smartphones, that's why today it released its first Galaxy A (2016) TV commercial.

The new commercial - embedded below - is asking quite a lot of questions (including "why do we use our phones for everything but talking?"), without providing proper answers ("it's what we do" isn't really an explanation). Interestingly, the commercial doesn't mention any of the three new handsets in particular, simply presenting the Galaxy A (2016) family as a whole, saying that it's "exclusively for you." But we'll remind you of the three smartphones' main features anyway.

The Galaxy A7 (2016) and Galaxy A5 (2016) are powered by 1.6 GHz octa-core Exynos processors, sport 1080p Super AMOLED displays (5.5 inches and 5.2 inches, respectively), and come with 13 MP and 5 MP cameras (rear and front). The A7 has 3 GB of RAM and a 3300 mAh battery, while the A5 has 2 GB of RAM and a smaller, 2900 mAh battery. As for the Galaxy A3 (2016), this sports a 4.7-inch 720p Super AMOLED display, and it's powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core Exynos processor. Other features include 1.5 GB of RAM, 13 MP rear camera, 5 MP front-facing camera, and a 2300 mAh battery. All handsets offer 16 GB of expandable storage space, and run Android Lollipop (upgradeable to Android Marshmallow).

Do you plan to buy any of Samsung's new Galaxy A smartphones? If yes, which one?




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posted on 28 Dec 2015, 21:57 5

1. another1 (Posts: 157; Member since: 25 Dec 2015)


Samsung should consider limiting the amount of models. It's clear that some models they bring to the market have an identity crisis issue.

posted on 28 Dec 2015, 22:12 13

3. someone12 (Posts: 177; Member since: 28 Aug 2015)


WTF you care about all their models? you must buy all of them? someone put a gun to your head and told you to buy every single phone they make?? just buy what you want and don't f**king cry everytime about how many phones they make.

posted on 28 Dec 2015, 22:26 12

4. another1 (Posts: 157; Member since: 25 Dec 2015)


You clearly miss the point.

That point being...these companies do not have unlimited resources.

May I ask what is up with your hostility? You seem upset.

posted on 29 Dec 2015, 10:19 1

29. Carlitos (Posts: 496; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


The point is too appeal to as any different consumer groups as possible.
And it's Samsung their resources are huge!
The company makes 300+ billions in revenue a year, they can afford to spend money

posted on 28 Dec 2015, 22:52 15

6. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


I think they already did. There's the S series, note series, A series and J series with 2-3 phones in each. Compare that to last year with the 100+ junk galaxy phones like grand, ace, mega, Xcover and whatnot.

This comment would have been fine 1 year ago.

posted on 28 Dec 2015, 22:57

8. NoToFanboys (Posts: 1030; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Agreed, recently their lineup caters to all without being overwhelming.

posted on 29 Dec 2015, 00:11 1

14. NonFanBoy (Posts: 141; Member since: 28 May 2015)


+ the E series and also a few extra like Core Prime

posted on 29 Dec 2015, 01:31 1

16. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


Is there an E series? Never heard about it. And phones like core prime won't be released further I think.

posted on 29 Dec 2015, 05:57

24. SenorThrottles (Posts: 221; Member since: 23 Dec 2015)


The E series was basically a plastic version of the A series with slightly inferior specs. Samsung never really advertised it well so I'm guessing it's dead now

posted on 28 Dec 2015, 21:57

2. another1 (Posts: 157; Member since: 25 Dec 2015)


Samsung should consider limiting the amount of models. It's clear that some models they bring to the market have an identity crisis issue.

posted on 28 Dec 2015, 22:30 7

5. Jermainesmit (Posts: 42; Member since: 01 May 2014)


to be fair... It looks pretty slick if you ask me!

posted on 29 Dec 2015, 04:36

20. phislett (Posts: 3; Member since: 29 Dec 2015)


Agreed

posted on 28 Dec 2015, 22:54

7. ryq24 (Posts: 681; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


If it has tap to wake and sleep features I definitely will consider buying the A7.

posted on 28 Dec 2015, 23:45

9. ibend (Posts: 3205; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


so.. whats the point of this commercial?
to show that its just another phone from samsung? o.O

posted on 28 Dec 2015, 23:54 5

10. Clars123 (Posts: 563; Member since: 16 Mar 2015)


isn't that what a commercial is for?...to show off the new product

posted on 29 Dec 2015, 14:34

30. banglazbless (Posts: 106; Member since: 05 Feb 2014)


You don't say! Einstein.

posted on 28 Dec 2015, 23:57 1

11. redmd (Posts: 1226; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


I will buy the A9 just for that 6 inches of AMOLED goodness.

posted on 29 Dec 2015, 00:09 1

12. yyzamin (Posts: 44; Member since: 26 Aug 2015)


A brand new line of phones running lollipop?...! LOL

posted on 29 Dec 2015, 05:38

23. WAusJackBauer (Posts: 186; Member since: 22 Mar 2015)


I'm guessing they'll get marshmallow in like 3 months. Doesn't bother me what it launches with.

posted on 29 Dec 2015, 09:22

28. Rocket (Posts: 171; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


for me lollipop seems better than marshmallow.
upgraded my oneplus one to latest nightly last week and downgraded couple days later.

posted on 29 Dec 2015, 00:10

13. xperiaZlover (Posts: 180; Member since: 15 Nov 2015)


A3 2016 would have been perfect with 2GB ram.
Even the cheaper J5 has 1.5GB .I was wondering what Samsung was thinking?
1GB ram is like the minimum for Android now.
1.5GB ram is not future proof for the next 2 years.

posted on 29 Dec 2015, 03:23

17. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


Budget phones are throwaway devices which aren't meant for futureproofing.

posted on 29 Dec 2015, 04:02 1

18. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


Older flagships are the way to go. Latest midrangers are just devices which you shouldn't buy.

posted on 29 Dec 2015, 06:06

25. xperiaZlover (Posts: 180; Member since: 15 Nov 2015)


Yes I agree.
Budget midrangers don't even have much custom roms.
After seeing xdas of all Sony devices from the Z 2013 I have the same feeling. All the xperia Z devices have working Android marshmallow roms although all have bugs still.

posted on 29 Dec 2015, 00:14 1

15. xperiaZlover (Posts: 180; Member since: 15 Nov 2015)


I must say except the ram ,i am impressed by everything else. I saw a video of a guy using the A3 2016. The app opening and performance seems to be great.
Antutu seems to show performance equal to Sd615 with antutu of about 33k.
Gaming performance is alot better than adreno 405 due to the mali t720mp4.

posted on 29 Dec 2015, 04:37

21. phislett (Posts: 3; Member since: 29 Dec 2015)


I currently only have 1gb of ram and it works alright. I wouldn't mind the A5 and 2gb of ram is twice as much as I'm used to anyway, ram shouldn't be a problem

posted on 29 Dec 2015, 04:34

19. phislett (Posts: 3; Member since: 29 Dec 2015)


I want the A5. Good battery and I love the design.

posted on 29 Dec 2015, 05:32

22. WAusJackBauer (Posts: 186; Member since: 22 Mar 2015)


I'm so buying the A3. Perfect phone. Lucky I don't care about playing games on my phone.

posted on 29 Dec 2015, 06:19

26. bubbadoes (Posts: 814; Member since: 03 May 2012)


they release an alphabet a day. which is why their products have a shelf life of 6 months and a depreciated value of more than 3/4 of original cost in a year. of course if you are selling on ebay to someone overseas you will get rid of your product

posted on 29 Dec 2015, 08:43

27. StuiWooi (Posts: 71; Member since: 19 Feb 2013)


What is this advert? It does very little to even make me aware of the phone! If I didn't know I'd think it was for youtube...

posted on 29 Dec 2015, 15:55

31. FrankUnderwood2 (Posts: 209; Member since: 01 Oct 2015)


Anyone else noticed, the narrator sounds like Erica Griffin??

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