New rumors: November launch for Samsung Galaxy A5, Full HD screen for Samsung Galaxy A7

New rumors: November launch for Samsung Galaxy A5, Full HD screen for Samsung Galaxy A7
It seems like Samsung has taken all of that criticism about releasing plastic smartphones to heart. Ever since it released the metal clad Samsung Galaxy Alpha, it feels like the manufacturer is trying to make up for lost time. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 includes metal sidings, and now metal is expected to be used in the construction of the rumored Samsung Galaxy A series.

The latest speculation involving this line has the middle child, the Samsung Galaxy A5 (SM-A500), being released in November. Considering that it is October already (kinda snuck up on you, didn't it?), we are talking just a matter of weeks before the model should be released. While we've discussed pricing before, it doesn't hurt to remind you that the mid-ranger will probably go on sale for $400-$500 USD. The device has a 5 inch Super AMOLED display with resolution of 720 x 1280. A 64-bit Snapdragon 410 CPU is under the hood with 16GB of native storage inside. Rear and front-facing cameras weigh in at 13MP and 5MP, respectively, and a 2330mAh battery keeps the lights on. Android 4.4.4 is pre-installed, and dual SIM slots are available.

We also have some other unfinished business related to this line. While the Samsung Galaxy A3 and Samsung Galaxy A5 both are equipped with screens offering 720 x 1280 resolution, the Samsung Galaxy A7 is rumored to include a 5.5 inch glass with 1080 x 1920 resolution. Hopefully, Samsung will soon make these three models official. With a November launch date a possibility for at least one of the phones, a formal unveiling of the trio shouldn't be too far away.

Thanks for the tip, William!

source: SamMobile

Related phones

Galaxy A5
  • Display 5.0" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 410, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2300 mAh(15h 3G talk time)



1. silencer271

Posts: 254; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

Iphonearena doesnt even know aluminum is a metal. I think they need to give up on blogging.

2. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

LOL... an entry level cpu in a $400-$500 smartphone???? come on... look at the z3 compact that packs a snapdragon 801 for the same price...

4. Spedez

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

z3 compact costs 500€ in my country.

5. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

The Xiaomi Mi3 provides a Snapdragon 800 and an aluminum-magnisium body for $230 in India.

9. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Mi3's body is made if plastic ie polycarbonate...

10. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012


3. KingDingaLing

Posts: 324; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

They launch way too many phones.

12. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

i feel the opposite, they don't launch enough :p

6. salaal

Posts: 109; Member since: Dec 08, 2013

It must be a snapdragon 610 in A7.

7. EliteProximity

Posts: 4; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

I am thinking I will dislike the unnecessary weight of metal.

8. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Nice. It's looking like the Galaxy A7 is higher end than Alpha, judging by the display itself.

16. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Or its just the same phone with a higher res display. hmmm! *rollseyes*

11. silverfish

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 07, 2014

Don't know how many phones they launch in an year...They should limit to few good models instead of launching phones in every inch.

13. NightSurfer

Posts: 101; Member since: Sep 06, 2014

Im waiting for Samsung Galaxy A7 all metal-clad(metal frame and metal back) series before jumping into HTC ONe M8 or Huawei Ascend Mate 7 or Lenovo Vibe z2 Pro. If the specs of A7 will be disapponting and subpar with any of the flagships mentioned, I'll be forced to go to large-screen phablets.

14. Mube007

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 24, 2013

i think snapdragon 600 is no more exist

15. Ashoaib

Posts: 3282; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

but 610 do

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