Samsung Galaxy A3 and A5 2015 editions leak out, flaunting new specs and design
About a year after the grand unveiling of two phones that marked the beginning of Samsung's turn towards premium design - the Galaxy A3 (SM-A300) and A5 (SM-A500) - we might soon be blessed with their sequels to marvel at, judging from recent benchmark tips about their purported specs.
As if to corroborate their upcoming launch, today's grand leak is allegedly of the actual Galaxy A3 (SM-A310) and A5 (SM-A510) 2015 edition themselves. The differences with the design of their predecessors are immediately obvious, such as the speaker grill at the bottom, and the camera/LED flash shape and positioning. Furthermore, the A3 and A5 might feature some other material for the back than the matte metal of their predecessors. What is shown here below looks like a mirror finish that is more akin to a glass back than to a metal design, but in any case, it looks like something new for the A-series.
As for the eventual specs, based on the entries we found in the GFXBench database, we might be looking at a 4.7" HD display on the Galaxy A3, and a 5.2" one on the Galaxy A5. The Exynos 7580 SoC should be under the hood of the A3, containing a quad-core 1.5GHz CPU and the Mali-T720 GPU. The A3 might sport 1.5 GB of RAM, along with 16 GB of native storage, a 13MP camera, as well as a 5MP snapper in the front. The Galaxy A5 could come with a 5.2" 1080p screen, Exynos 7 Octa at 1.6 GHz, 2 GB of RAM, plus the same set of 13MP/5MP cameras.
We doubt those will be shipping with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, if they get announced soon, so Android 5.1.1 is the more likely driver out of the box. From the looks of it, we might also get a fingerprint scanner embedded in the home key that would likely support Samsung Pay. Do you like what you are seeing with Samsung's eventual A3 and A5 sequels depicted in the slideshow below?