Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 (2016) prices and release date

With a fresh take on a premium design, improved cameras, bigger batteries, faster charging, zippier processors, and refreshed screen lineup, the newly-announced Galaxy A (2016) series looks like a worthy upgrade to their predecessors, as it should be. The trio sports compact metal-and-glass bodies with narrower bezels, and the A7, as well as the A5, even got fingerprint scanners embedded in their home keys to take advantage of Samsung Pay.

While the advantages before the original A-series entrants are numerous, there is no denying that Samsung isn't mincing numbers when it comes to the price tag of its handsets - hey, it's the world's largest and most popular Android phone maker, after all. Now, to the pressing question - how much for all that A-series jazz, and when can we have them in our hands?

Well, according to Samsung's press release, the new A3, A5 and A7 will be available by mid-December in China, while in Europe they are tipped to arrive in January, rolling out globally afterwards. The European pricing has already been revealed, and, given the USD/EUR exchange rate now, should relay to almost equivalent pricing in the US, if and when the phones launch here. 

Without further ado - the Galaxy A3 (2016) will cost about €/$329 at launch, the A5 (2016) price tag is pegged at €/$ 399, while the Galaxy A7 pricing is yet to be disclosed for any market, but will likely be below 499 EUR or USD, considering the price differential from the A3 to A5. These prices are just a tad higher than the original A-series at launch, and seem to be commensurate with the phones' much upgraded internals and exterior, don't you think?

source: SamMobile



1. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Great budget phones but at a premium price!

18. sebstin

Posts: 193; Member since: Dec 03, 2015

Considering MOTO G features and prices in US, I hope these are Samsung A series phone prices for a mid ranger :) A3: $140-$160 A5: $180-$210 A7: $240-280

20. Noonting

Posts: 135; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

499USD isn't a premium price

2. jellmoo

Posts: 2655; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

I'd say that the A5 might come away as the value winner (assuming a $499 price on the A7), but I worry about how TW will be handled with just 2GB of RAM.


Posts: 120; Member since: Sep 30, 2015

I think the A5 will do it just well with 2gb of RAM since the s5 has the same amount and it was last year flagship

6. jellmoo

Posts: 2655; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Not so sure myself. The S5 was rather laggy, and I'm worried about recent apps being killed even more often than on the S6/Note 5.

15. Sovat_fc

Posts: 224; Member since: Aug 30, 2014

4. semigoodlookin

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

Sorry, but no. There is plenty to like about all the new Galaxy A smartphones, but there are better alternatives in all of the price bands.

5. shinywindow unregistered

Cant wait to see s7!!

7. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

The A5 looks cool.

8. kefalin

Posts: 292; Member since: Feb 08, 2015

wow,400€ for A5,better buy G4 or any other this years flagship.... And even SGS6 costs about 430€,and that device is far more superior

16. Tommikke

Posts: 69; Member since: Nov 21, 2015

In Finland S6 cost 600 € :(

9. Valol23

Posts: 9; Member since: Nov 17, 2015

What the hell, how can somebody buy these phones when you can get flagships for the same prices

10. B-power

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

No A7 for Belgium, Netherlands and Luxemburg. It's note 5 all over again. f**king samsung.

11. FrankUnderwood2

Posts: 243; Member since: Oct 01, 2015

Both A-7 (2016) and A-5 (2016) really should have come with 32 GB internal storage without sacrificing the SIM 2 slot for SD card. For now, these are just 2 other midrangers in a sea of same or better but lower priced midrange models, which have got some excitement on their launch and will quickly vanish within a couple of months.

12. pendragon0202

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

Yehey! They finally painted the silver shiny phone speaker part! Hope S7 does it too.


Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 24, 2015

With these prices it seems like the GS7 will be priced good aswell.

14. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

So the A3 / 5 / 7 2015 version wont have the Marshmallow upgrade because Sammy just want them to upgrade to the 2016 version. Cool

19. Tommikke

Posts: 69; Member since: Nov 21, 2015

Actually every A-series phone will get Marshmallow. (A3, A5, A7 (old and new gen) A8 and A9, which isn't released yet)

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