Although Samsung kept its mouth shut during its event at CES 2015 yesterday and hardly ever mentioned the word "smartphone", the undisputed, yet troubled market leader today announced a duo of newcomers that will complement the company's mid-range portfolio for 2015. During the official announcement of the Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 in India (a pair of phones that have made the rounds during the past few months), Samsung decided to lift the veil and show us what it's been brewing during the past few months or so.
Hardware-wise, the Samsung Galaxy E7 comes with a 5.5-inch, 720p Super AMOLED display, a quad-core SoC humming at 1.2GHz, 2GB RAM, 16GB on-board storage (a microSD card also made the cut), and a 13MP rear snapper/5MP front-facing selfie one. A hefty 2,950mAh juicer and two SIM card slots can be found aboard as well. The phone is priced at about $363 (Rs. 23,000) in India.
Both the Galaxy E5 and E7 are running Samsung's own TouchWiz UI atop Android 4.4.4 KitKat, but Samsung teased that they'll be receiving Lollipop in the foreseeable future. International availability is, however, shrouded in mystery at this point.
What do you think? Is Samsung on the right path?
Samsung Galaxy E5
Samsung Galaxy E7
source: Samsung via SamMobile