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Ultra-thin Samsung Galaxy A3 (SM-A300) shows up in unofficial photos

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Ultra-thin Samsung Galaxy A3 (SM-A300) shows up in unofficial photos
Earlier this month, we showed you some images of the unannounced Galaxy A5 (SM-A500), a device that’s supposedly part of a brand new series of Samsung smartphones which are (partially) made out of metal. Now, we can take a look at another handset from this series: the Galaxy A3 (SM-A300). Of course, it’s not the first time we’re hearing about the A3, but it’s only now that photos of it are available.

Revealed by China’s Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center, the Galaxy A3 looks like the A5, though it’s smaller, featuring a 4.5-inch AMOLED display with 540 x 960 pixels instead of the 5-inch 720p AMOLED screen of the A5. The A3 measures 130.1 x 65.5 x 6.9, and weighs 112 grams. Other features include Android 4.4.4 KitKat, a 5 MP front-facing camera, 8 MP rear camera with LED flash, quad-core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 410 processor, 1 GB of RAM, and 8 GB of expandable internal memory. It’ said that the Galaxy A3 will be sold for around $350 - $400 (unlocked).

We’re kind of expecting Samsung to announce the Galaxy A3, A5 and A7 (which should be bigger than the other two) at the same time, possibly in the next few weeks, or months. We’ll be here to let you know when official details about this are available.


source: TENAA (translated) via GalaxyClub (translated)

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posted on 29 Sep 2014, 12:56 10

1. Wiencon (Posts: 1818; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


You mean, ultra-ugly?

posted on 29 Sep 2014, 13:09 7

5. PorkyBurger (Posts: 585; Member since: 18 May 2013)


I don't see how it is ugly.
I know it is not the most sexiest device on planet, but still it's a decent looking phone.

posted on 29 Sep 2014, 14:22 6

12. awayzwud (Posts: 8; Member since: 29 Sep 2014)


It is indeed Ultra-ugly !! =D

posted on 29 Sep 2014, 15:02 2

14. tedkord (Posts: 10675; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


That would make the iPhone 6 super ultra mega ugly.

posted on 30 Sep 2014, 03:58

21. awayzwud (Posts: 8; Member since: 29 Sep 2014)


iphone 6 isnt ugly you should go and visit specsavers !! =P

posted on 29 Sep 2014, 17:24

18. Settings (Posts: 1501; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


This phone is so ugly,

posted on 29 Sep 2014, 18:07

19. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


What do u expect? and why bother wasting trashing on a low budget phone. u rather have a gold or diamonds on it?

posted on 29 Sep 2014, 13:01

2. brar.arsh (Posts: 200; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


Will it Bend? :p

posted on 29 Sep 2014, 13:03

3. DogeShibe (Posts: 1111; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


Yes...and then this too breaks...into pieces.

posted on 29 Sep 2014, 13:04 1

4. DogeShibe (Posts: 1111; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


Nice midranger.

posted on 29 Sep 2014, 13:10 1

6. bucky (Posts: 2472; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Is it just me or does Samsung not have a clear path for their phones

posted on 29 Sep 2014, 13:29

7. seanwhat (Posts: 280; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


They never have. They just do everything, see what sells, continue along that path. It seems to have worked for them so far though.

posted on 29 Sep 2014, 13:57

10. bucky (Posts: 2472; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


I guess you're right. But still, they seem to dilute their top end brand a bit like this.

posted on 29 Sep 2014, 15:24

15. vikingsfootball09 (Posts: 70; Member since: 02 Oct 2013)


for those that always ask why do samsung continue to pump out endless of smartphones...other than the high end NOTE and S series, what other smarphones do you see selling, as far as low ends, at your local carrier store? its obvious all of these other low end/mid range smartphones aren't targeted at the u.s. market. certain smartphones are sold in this region, others are sold in that region, etc...its not like every region of the world are selling every single smartphone that samsung is putting out...OMG PEOPLE, OMG!!!

posted on 29 Sep 2014, 13:35 1

8. Connie B (Posts: 31; Member since: 13 Nov 2009)


I want to see the bend test on this one. My money is that it will not bend like an iPhone 6 Plus.

posted on 29 Sep 2014, 13:51 2

9. Nexus4lifes (Posts: 155; Member since: 13 Feb 2014)


for $400 i can get a Nexus which is more than twice powerful and useful...

posted on 29 Sep 2014, 14:20

11. chengsae (Posts: 64; Member since: 10 Dec 2013)


#BendGate. LOL!!!!

posted on 29 Sep 2014, 14:45

13. bucky (Posts: 2472; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Not sure if you know but I think this is the wrong thread lol

posted on 29 Sep 2014, 16:08

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


Good looking and nice materials...nice phone Samsung (although not much has changed...not like it needs to anyways)

posted on 29 Sep 2014, 17:03

17. JMartin22 (Posts: 1943; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


The material is nice, but they need to drop the price a bit. They can still make a net gain in profit, while opening their device to a larger audience.

posted on 29 Sep 2014, 22:50

20. Noonting (Posts: 132; Member since: 19 Sep 2014)


Samsung should make the mid-range phones slimmer

posted on 30 Sep 2014, 05:22

22. kassi (Posts: 109; Member since: 25 May 2013)


This phone has a bezel to screen ratio of 80%

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