First Samsung Galaxy A (2016) TV commercial is here: "exclusively for you"

First Samsung Galaxy A (2016) TV commercial is here:
Already available to buy in China, Samsung's new Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5, and Galaxy A7 should be launched in other markets starting January. Until then, Samsung wants to make sure that the world knows about its new family of smartphones, that's why today it released its first Galaxy A (2016) TV commercial.

The new commercial - embedded below - is asking quite a lot of questions (including "why do we use our phones for everything but talking?"), without providing proper answers ("it's what we do" isn't really an explanation). Interestingly, the commercial doesn't mention any of the three new handsets in particular, simply presenting the Galaxy A (2016) family as a whole, saying that it's "exclusively for you." But we'll remind you of the three smartphones' main features anyway.

The Galaxy A7 (2016) and Galaxy A5 (2016) are powered by 1.6 GHz octa-core Exynos processors, sport 1080p Super AMOLED displays (5.5 inches and 5.2 inches, respectively), and come with 13 MP and 5 MP cameras (rear and front). The A7 has 3 GB of RAM and a 3300 mAh battery, while the A5 has 2 GB of RAM and a smaller, 2900 mAh battery. As for the Galaxy A3 (2016), this sports a 4.7-inch 720p Super AMOLED display, and it's powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core Exynos processor. Other features include 1.5 GB of RAM, 13 MP rear camera, 5 MP front-facing camera, and a 2300 mAh battery. All handsets offer 16 GB of expandable storage space, and run Android Lollipop (upgradeable to Android Marshmallow).

Do you plan to buy any of Samsung's new Galaxy A smartphones? If yes, which one?




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28 Comments

1. another1

Posts: 157; Member since: Dec 25, 2015

Samsung should consider limiting the amount of models. It's clear that some models they bring to the market have an identity crisis issue.

6. TyrionLannister unregistered

I think they already did. There's the S series, note series, A series and J series with 2-3 phones in each. Compare that to last year with the 100+ junk galaxy phones like grand, ace, mega, Xcover and whatnot. This comment would have been fine 1 year ago.

8. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Agreed, recently their lineup caters to all without being overwhelming.

14. NonFanBoy

Posts: 180; Member since: May 28, 2015

+ the E series and also a few extra like Core Prime

16. TyrionLannister unregistered

Is there an E series? Never heard about it. And phones like core prime won't be released further I think.

24. SenorThrottles

Posts: 284; Member since: Dec 23, 2015

The E series was basically a plastic version of the A series with slightly inferior specs. Samsung never really advertised it well so I'm guessing it's dead now

2. another1

Posts: 157; Member since: Dec 25, 2015

Samsung should consider limiting the amount of models. It's clear that some models they bring to the market have an identity crisis issue.

5. Jermainesmit

Posts: 43; Member since: May 01, 2014

to be fair... It looks pretty slick if you ask me!

20. phislett

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

Agreed

7. ryq24

Posts: 875; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

If it has tap to wake and sleep features I definitely will consider buying the A7.

9. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

so.. whats the point of this commercial? to show that its just another phone from samsung? o.O

10. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

isn't that what a commercial is for?...to show off the new product

30. banglazbless

Posts: 114; Member since: Feb 05, 2014

You don't say! Einstein.

11. redmd

Posts: 1926; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I will buy the A9 just for that 6 inches of AMOLED goodness.

12. yyzamin

Posts: 382; Member since: Aug 26, 2015

A brand new line of phones running lollipop?...! LOL

23. WAusJackBauer

Posts: 455; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

I'm guessing they'll get marshmallow in like 3 months. Doesn't bother me what it launches with.

28. Rocket

Posts: 642; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

for me lollipop seems better than marshmallow. upgraded my oneplus one to latest nightly last week and downgraded couple days later.

13. xperiaZlover

Posts: 202; Member since: Nov 15, 2015

A3 2016 would have been perfect with 2GB ram. Even the cheaper J5 has 1.5GB .I was wondering what Samsung was thinking? 1GB ram is like the minimum for Android now. 1.5GB ram is not future proof for the next 2 years.

17. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Budget phones are throwaway devices which aren't meant for futureproofing.

18. TyrionLannister unregistered

Older flagships are the way to go. Latest midrangers are just devices which you shouldn't buy.

25. xperiaZlover

Posts: 202; Member since: Nov 15, 2015

Yes I agree. Budget midrangers don't even have much custom roms. After seeing xdas of all Sony devices from the Z 2013 I have the same feeling. All the xperia Z devices have working Android marshmallow roms although all have bugs still.

15. xperiaZlover

Posts: 202; Member since: Nov 15, 2015

I must say except the ram ,i am impressed by everything else. I saw a video of a guy using the A3 2016. The app opening and performance seems to be great. Antutu seems to show performance equal to Sd615 with antutu of about 33k. Gaming performance is alot better than adreno 405 due to the mali t720mp4.

21. phislett

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

I currently only have 1gb of ram and it works alright. I wouldn't mind the A5 and 2gb of ram is twice as much as I'm used to anyway, ram shouldn't be a problem

19. phislett

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

I want the A5. Good battery and I love the design.

22. WAusJackBauer

Posts: 455; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

I'm so buying the A3. Perfect phone. Lucky I don't care about playing games on my phone.

26. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

they release an alphabet a day. which is why their products have a shelf life of 6 months and a depreciated value of more than 3/4 of original cost in a year. of course if you are selling on ebay to someone overseas you will get rid of your product

27. StuiWooi

Posts: 91; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

What is this advert? It does very little to even make me aware of the phone! If I didn't know I'd think it was for youtube...

31. FrankUnderwood2

Posts: 243; Member since: Oct 01, 2015

Anyone else noticed, the narrator sounds like Erica Griffin??

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