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Samsung Galaxy A5 price, specs and dimensions outed by a retailer: it won't be cheap

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Samsung Galaxy A5 price, specs and dimensions outed by a retailer: it won't be cheap
The next entrants in Samsung's new design line that started with the Galaxy Alpha are already shaping up in terms of names and specs, but now we are having one other important ingredient leaking out - the pricing scheme. A Kazakhi retailer has jumped the gun on listing the Galaxy A5 prematurely in its catalog, complete with the full specs sheet, including the dimensions, as well as the price.

In Kazakhstan, the Galaxy A5 will retail for 99, 990 tenge (that's the local currency), which translates to roughly EUR 435, or $552. Once again this confirms that Samsung is planning to set apart the new design line putting it at a respectable price range, just like it does with the Galaxy Alpha. According to the listing, the Galaxy A5 is equipped with a 5" Super AMOLED HD display, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, a 13 MP camera on the back, and, thankfully, a microSD slot for storage expansion. Previous rumors add to these specs a 2330 mAh battery, Snapdragon 400 processor, and 16 GB of internal memory.

We are also getting the exact dimensions of the device - 5.48" x 2.74" x 0.28" (139.3 x 69.7 x 7 mm), and the weight - at the feathery 4.33oz (123g). Sounds like a svelte handset, especially if it carries the metal sides of the Alpha, too, but will there be any takers if this pricing holds water? What do you think? The catalog is good until November 11th, so we should hopefully hear an announcement some time before that date.

Samsung Galaxy A5 price, specs and dimensions outed by a retailer: it won't be cheap
source: Hi-tech.mail.ru (translated)

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posted on 28 Oct 2014, 03:22 11

1. DogeShibe (Posts: 1113; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


'Midranger' $552?

posted on 28 Oct 2014, 03:55 10

4. pwnarena (Posts: 1129; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


because metal
haha
samsung logic

posted on 28 Oct 2014, 07:01 1

18. Industriality (Posts: 131; Member since: 08 Sep 2014)


Apple Logic

posted on 28 Oct 2014, 04:37 8

11. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


More expensive than S4 but less powerful than S4 lol. I have nothing to say.

posted on 28 Oct 2014, 10:29 2

21. aba71983 (Posts: 805; Member since: 24 Jul 2014)


That's how samsung fool their loyal consumer.

What do you expect for the company?

posted on 28 Oct 2014, 03:29 14

2. tech2 (Posts: 3477; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Well I don't understand why PA fails to mentions that if a device costs $552 in a country it doesn't necessarily mean it will cost $552 in US (or any other place for that matter).

Simply converting the currency is naive.

posted on 28 Oct 2014, 04:06 2

6. Genza (Posts: 540; Member since: 12 Mar 2014)


What you say is true but still, the price of the Galaxy A5 is still too expensive.
Because if i'm not mistaken the GS4 Exynos version + Galaxy Star is still cheaper than GA5.

That's also why I think there is nothing wrong with what the PA said.

posted on 28 Oct 2014, 06:08

14. aksa123 (Posts: 332; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)


He is just saying that EUR 435 = $552, and you're right it won't necessarily cost that much. Goverment subsidies and all must take into account.

posted on 28 Oct 2014, 06:49

16. tech2 (Posts: 3477; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


He isn't 'just saying' that but he is also clearly saying in the headline 'the device won't be cheap' without knowing how much it will cost in other developed markets.

All I am saying that they should've CLARIFIED so in the article as some may assume it will cost $552 in US too (since they're converting it to US dollars).

posted on 28 Oct 2014, 03:33 1

3. AlikMalix (Posts: 6300; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


I wonder how much Samsung phones and other Android Phones would cost if they had no subsiding from companies that pay to put their Bloatware on YOUR phone. I bet it would cost much much more if every Android manufacturer actually made their own OS and OS updates instead of just skin what is already done. Except for Nexus brand - but in that case you're not the consumer - you're a product for Google to sell to their real customers - companies looking to advertise to YOU...

So how much does this Samsung cost?

posted on 28 Oct 2014, 04:35 7

10. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


A lot more than Apple spends making an iPhone with cheap displays and cameras.

posted on 28 Oct 2014, 10:32

22. aba71983 (Posts: 805; Member since: 24 Jul 2014)


$25 dollar

posted on 28 Oct 2014, 04:02 5

5. gagakiller (banned) (Posts: 176; Member since: 08 Oct 2014)


New design ??????? Am I blind or does it really look different from the 1000 Galaxy phones released before it ???

posted on 28 Oct 2014, 04:33 3

8. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Oh lookie here Fellas, we have a Norm style troll here (or is this Norm himself?)

posted on 28 Oct 2014, 04:35 4

9. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Well, Samsung is starting to get rid of their cheap plasticky S4 design and move to the Alpha/Note 4 design which looks good. I'm glad to see that Samsung is finally changing their design on their new devices. Just like Sony.

posted on 28 Oct 2014, 04:38 3

12. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


I'm happy that they got rid of that fake and cheap silver frame.

posted on 28 Oct 2014, 05:16 1

13. marcski07 (Posts: 598; Member since: 25 Apr 2014)


but if they bombarded us also from low-end to high end phones with the same design, what's the difference of their previous design, IMO, galaxy S looked cheap because they all look the same, it's good to see the Alpha or the A series new design, but too much of same design language will be no difference with their previous design, they need to design differently from high to low end devices for not to become look like generic device. best example as of now was LG and HTC, but LG is following samsung with their same design on different varieties of phones, and I hate to see that, it should be, one series, one design language. it is ok for compacts and mini versions like they are identical twins, but looking all the same from low-end to high end, i don't like it.

posted on 28 Oct 2014, 04:11 3

7. Loubielou (Posts: 514; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


The Critics got at Samsung for using Plastic,so they decide to chose Metal,but know they have got to thing of the Price Upgrade of Samsung using Metal,so instead of Gaining buyers Samsung will be Losing more buyers,an with there Sales not doing so well,Samsung might end up like Nokia,an there Mobile Section overtaken by someone,just can"t wait to see the Price of the Future Galaxy S6,Apple will be Laughing there Heads Off at Samsung

posted on 28 Oct 2014, 06:23

15. UglyFrank (Posts: 1732; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


It will cost the same it always does, don't be stupid

posted on 28 Oct 2014, 10:32

23. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Um isn't the iPhone 4s still like $552 or close to it? The last thing an App,e fan should do is laugh about another companies pricing.

Samsung devices are usually quite reasonably priced for the amount of R & D and the latest tech that they dump into their handsets.

posted on 28 Oct 2014, 22:05

28. Venkatramanan (Posts: 316; Member since: 15 Aug 2014)


What R&D is done with this phone? Same SD400 Dual core processor which was used in Moto-E, Just for Metal, this price is too high though it will be a bit less in developed market, but not nesser than $400.

posted on 28 Oct 2014, 06:50

17. Darkerm (Posts: 308; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)


lol
at that price?
lol again

posted on 28 Oct 2014, 08:18

19. Symon_Fleece (Posts: 335; Member since: 30 May 2014)


Snapdragon 400? It say it is snapdragon 410, and why dual core for $552?. Hope this is not the international model.

posted on 28 Oct 2014, 13:18

24. QWERTYphone (Posts: 654; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


Does the A5 have a removable battery? Thanks.

posted on 28 Oct 2014, 16:52

25. gigaraga (Posts: 1454; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


Costs around the same as a Galaxy K Zoom. Doesn't make it too expensive though. Hopefully the A7 won't be too expensive.

posted on 28 Oct 2014, 20:21

26. Mube007 (Posts: 236; Member since: 24 Sep 2013)


i think they are taking extra 70 bucks for metal frame lol which is totally disgusting

posted on 28 Oct 2014, 20:22

27. Mube007 (Posts: 236; Member since: 24 Sep 2013)


i think they are taking extra 70 bucks for metal frame lol which is totally disgusting

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 23:51

29. laughmi (banned) (Posts: 283; Member since: 28 Oct 2014)


This phone looks overpriced by at least $100. This overpricing may lead Samsung out of the phone business. Cheaper chinese rivals offering same quality at half the price are a better option.

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