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Samsung announces ultra-slim, metallic Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3

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Samsung today officially announced the Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3, putting an end to all the rumors that have been surrounding the two devices in the past months.

The new handsets are part of Samsung’s Galaxy A series - which is tailored for “young consumers seeking practicality and functionality” - and are presented as the company’s slimmest smartphones to date: 6.7mm (Galaxy A5) and 6.9mm (Galaxy A3). For some weird reason, Samsung seems to be forgetting that it has already released a 6.7mm-thin smartphone: the Galaxy Alpha.

Anyway, both the A5 and A3 come with “full metal unibody” designs, and Samsung says they’re optimized for social networking - thanks to LTE, and 5 MP front-facing cameras that'll let you take “vivid selfies.”

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THE SAMSUNG GALAXY A SERIES IS MADE FOR YOUNG USERS

A5 sports a 5-inch Super AMOLED display with 720 x 1280 pixels, and it’s powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor (unknown maker). It’s also got a 13 MP rear camera, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of expandable internal memory, and a 2300 mAh battery. As for the Galaxy A3, this one features a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED display with 540 x 960 pixels, a similar quad-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of expandable storage space, and a 1900 mAh battery.

Both the Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 run Android 4.4 KitKat, and will be available in various color versions, including: Pearl White, Midnight Black, Champagne Gold, Platinum Silver, Light Blue, and Soft Pink. Customers will be able to buy any of the two smartphones starting November, with China being one of the first markets to get them. Official pricing details haven’t been revealed.

While the slideshow below only shows the Galaxy A5, that’s pretty much what the A3 also looks like. So, who’s ready to buy a Samsung Galaxy A?


source: Samsung Tomorrow

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posted on 30 Oct 2014, 22:45 26

1. NexusX (Posts: 549; Member since: 16 May 2013)


Without marketing, samsung phones are the same as every other android phones, except more expensive

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 22:50 40

4. AnTuTu (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


Without any information and knowledge you are just another butt hurt guy.

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 23:03 17

10. silencer271 (Posts: 254; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


butt hurt isheep alert.

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 23:47 9

24. a_merryman (Posts: 749; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


How is he an isheep? He didnt say anything about the iPhone or Apple, and didn't say anything bad about Android....

posted on 31 Oct 2014, 00:34 3

26. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


"Without marketing, samsung phones are the same as every other android phones, except more expensive"

And they are more expensive in no small part due to Samsung's expensive marketing.

It's basically what happens when you stop making great phones and make "sort of good enough" phones with a bunch of gimmicks. To move the product, you've got to make it look like something more than it is. Hence the lifestyle pornography advertisements, similar to Apple.

posted on 31 Oct 2014, 03:32 3

41. splus (Posts: 61; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)


Except he's right.
HD screen for 5 inch and qHD for 4.5 inch screens?? What is this, 2012?
Knowing Samsung's pricing of their budget and mid range phones, these phones will be way overpriced for what they are.
Samsung clearly doesn't get it why their sales are sinking down...

posted on 31 Oct 2014, 06:31 1

45. NexusX (Posts: 549; Member since: 16 May 2013)


You are right about the gimmicks , but they are in no way similar to apple. Unlike samsung, apple actually polished their "gimmicks" with every iteration. Samsung just do it halfassedly to say we can do it too. See samsung fingerprint scanner The heart rate monitor, gesture based operation, etc. Im by no mean an apple fan, but apple ecosystem is unique in the smartphone world.hardware features aside, android is still playing catchup

posted on 31 Oct 2014, 07:07 1

48. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


In my country Samsung phones are not more expensive as any other Android based phone +/- the same cost.

posted on 31 Oct 2014, 07:08 3

49. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1574; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


I heard profits for Samsung are worse since 2011. You scared your mamy-sammy is goin down? 400$ for a phone with 400qualacomm cpu? Moto G 2014 is 200$ with similar specs yet it will provide immediate updates unlike crapsung.

posted on 31 Oct 2014, 07:09 4

50. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1574; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


More like buthurt Sammy boy who is cared to admit that samsung like Apple is trying to overprice its phones. 400$ for a 200$ phone. What a deal! Moto G would like to have a talk with you.

posted on 01 Nov 2014, 09:10

63. SayMobile (Posts: 104; Member since: 29 Jan 2014)


First they had a problem with samsungs plastic built , Now they have a problem with samsungs Metal phones. Just need reasons to hate. #Haters. Go Die

posted on 01 Nov 2014, 20:39

64. corporateJP (Posts: 2444; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


I can't disagree with Martin Cooper...he is the oracle of cellular...

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 22:48 14

2. AnTuTu (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


This will bring Sammy back in the game. Great to see different design and build quality. Kudos.

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 23:08 19

14. cnour (Posts: 1181; Member since: 11 Sep 2014)


Different design? Are you sure?

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 23:17 4

17. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


“full metal unibody” ?????
Is it possible WITHOUT TO CUT THE BACK with ugly strips?????(like iPhone6/6+ and HTC M7/8)
I don't believe it.
If Samsung manage that - IT'S A MIRACLE !!!!!!!!!!

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 23:32 3

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


I know right! That design looks sharp and slim, and that back looks modern as well. Definitely a looker, especially from an angle (picture 3).

posted on 31 Oct 2014, 03:26

40. opsys14 (Posts: 8; Member since: 25 Apr 2014)


Wait for the pricing.
Last rumor indicated A5 to cost around $450 which if true will be a deal breaker.

posted on 31 Oct 2014, 08:08 2

57. akki20892 (Posts: 3902; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Design??? Oh com'on....dude

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 22:49 3

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


6.7mm and 6.9mm isn't considered as ultra slim anymore, because Oppo broke the record on the R5 which has 4.85mm thinness. But kudos to Samsung for changing the design.

I think 6mm - 6.9mm is thin.
More than that is considered as normal.
5mm - 5.9mm is super thin.
4mm - 4.9mm is ultra thin.

posted on 31 Oct 2014, 07:38

56. imnotascammer (Posts: 160; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)


so... you are banned? lol! why????

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 22:50 9

5. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


This is just Samsung failing at trying to be Apple...

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 22:52 13

8. AnTuTu (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


Yes failing and yet able to sell more devices :(

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 23:05 3

12. Rydsmith (Posts: 587; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)


Wait...what?

Last I checked the iPhone has and continues to outsell the Galaxy line of phones.

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 23:08 7

13. skyline88 (Posts: 546; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)


i dont think portfolio of Apple has got any phone as sexy as A3 or A5.

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 23:16 8

16. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


No. Just no. Samsung sold more than double the number of smartphones that Apple did last year.

http://communities-dominate.blogs.com/brands/2014/02/final-2013-smartphone-market-share-numbers-full-year-and-quarterly-q4-data-by-top-10-brands-plus-os-.html

posted on 31 Oct 2014, 07:12

51. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1574; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


Yet with only 2 phones they make more money. Not to mention this years Sammys profit is the worse since 2011. Yep that ship is goin down. LG is goin up. Xiaomi is kicking sammys ass in Asia. Basically sammy has its Europe and half of USA and nothing else. And its SLOWLY loosing even that pie.

posted on 31 Oct 2014, 07:36

55. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


No one cares. I was simply letting him know that what he thought was wrong.

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 22:50 4

6. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 2173; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


young users likes top specs.

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 22:51 5

7. flexile (Posts: 78; Member since: 03 Jun 2012)


What a cheesy ad... -__-

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 23:03 3

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


Especially when the girl said "Samsung Galaxy A", it's like she's being forced to said that lol.

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