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Samsung to launch its Galaxy A series early next month

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Samsung to launch its Galaxy A series early next month
We've already heard numerous rumors about Samsung's upcoming A devices – the A3, A5, and A7. Designed in the same chamfered-metal-frame language as the recently released Galaxy Alpha, the 3 new phones are expected to take their place mainly in the mid-range sector, with the lowest-specced A3 to sport a (rumors beyond this point) 1.2 Ghz Snapdragon 410, 1 GB of RAM, and a 540x960 resolution on a 4.5" screen; the A5 – the same Snapdragon 410, a 720x1280 resolution, and a 5" screen; and the A7 is expected to be the biggest handset – with a 5.2" display, sporting a 1080x1920 resolution, 2 GB RAM, and a 1.5 Ghz Snapdragon 615 SoC.

According the the Korea IT Times, the new phones will be hitting the markets in China in early November and the main mission if the A series is to take back some of the positions that Samsung lost to Xiaomi when the latter took the China market by storm earlier this year, offering top-specced devices at very low price points.

It is said that Samsung will be pricing the A phones between $350 and $500, which is still a bit more than what Xiaomi sells its flagship Mi4 for. In that case, it would be curious to see if the midrange A phones can sway some attention in their direction, just for being 64-bit phones.

There is yet no word on plans for worldwide launch of Sammy's new midrangers. If they were conceived as soldiers in the battle against Xiaomi, Samsung may not even be intending on spreading them worldwide. We'll just have to wait and see.




source: KoreaITTimes via AmongTech

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posted on 29 Oct 2014, 10:40 2

1. ChrisK_5434 (Posts: 22; Member since: 24 Oct 2014)


They will be very popular if they are priced 100$ lower.

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 01:07

17. timukh (Posts: 294; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Dont worry samsung will screw up the prices. Inspite of having the lowest profit in 3 years they are still throwing phones with normal specs at higher prices. They should compete with moto G2 else they are gone!

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 10:51

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


Hope Galaxy A5 will have 2GB RAM, 16GB Storage and FM RADIO!

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 11:02

3. HTCOE (Posts: 632; Member since: 20 Nov 2011)


I'm still not interested in a Galaxy Phone anymore if it has TouchWiz

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 11:15 3

6. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Simply!!! You're not interested in samsung and never will...
There's no need if spin off..

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 15:41 1

15. Lokulan (Posts: 6; Member since: 30 Jul 2014)


Well a 64 bit chip should be able to push touchwiz way more easily

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 11:04 1

4. NateAdam8 (Posts: 388; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)


Samsung Galaxy S3 make fancy

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 11:13

5. Settings (Posts: 1602; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


I lose track of Galaxy models. Every month I think there's a gajillion number of models released. What's best is they all look the same, all adding to the confusion of what each looks like.

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 11:18 6

7. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Does it even matter to you???
It should be a problem those who buy samsung phones like me...and I have no problem choosing what I want....
Simply put those who don't buy samsung phones need not worry about number of samsung models...because those who buy have no problem with it...

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 12:03 4

9. Settings (Posts: 1602; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


We sell phones for a living. It matters to me. Dont talk like you even know me troll.

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 13:03 4

11. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Who is troll???
If you sell phones..then you should know each and everything...it is your work...if it is so hard for you then why don't only get the samsung phones you want to sell...

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 13:35

13. willard12 (Posts: 1693; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


Is it hard moving around the store with all those Samsungs clogging up the aisles? Because I'm certain your store sells each and every one of them. Your store owner must be pissed that Samsung keeps forcing him to but and sell their products.

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 15:02 2

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


Lol if you sell phones for a living and can't keep track of the few Galaxy models that are probably in your store, then you need a new profession or a new brain.

My carrier has like the GS4, GS5, GS5 active, Note 3, Note 4, GS3 mini, GS4 mini, and the ACE 2x. That's it and they probably won't see another until the GS6.

I can keep track of that easily and your store probably has less. lol

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 11:58

8. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


These "A" phones look like a good addition to the portfolio for Samsung. Hopefully they offer the good audio performance of the Alpha.

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 12:27 1

10. camera531 (Posts: 344; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


If it ever comes to the US, I'm sure it'll be AT&T only, because the OEM's and carriers don't care about consumers!

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 13:22

12. Ishtiaque99 (Posts: 53; Member since: 15 Apr 2014)


A3 will replace galaxy core, A5 will replace grand neo and A7 will replace grand 2. wish them success.

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 23:54

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


But Samsung will add $150 more to their prices and would make sure these models fail.

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