Samsung Galaxy A3 and A5 2015 editions leak out, flaunting new specs and design

Samsung Galaxy A3 and A5 2015 editions leak out, flaunting new specs and design
About a year after the grand unveiling of two phones that marked the beginning of Samsung's turn towards premium design - the Galaxy A3 (SM-A300) and A5 (SM-A500) - we might soon be blessed with their sequels to marvel at, judging from recent benchmark tips about their purported specs.

As if to corroborate their upcoming launch, today's grand leak is allegedly of the actual Galaxy A3 (SM-A310) and A5 (SM-A510) 2015 edition themselves. The differences with the design of their predecessors are immediately obvious, such as the speaker grill at the bottom, and the camera/LED flash shape and positioning. Furthermore, the A3 and A5 might feature some other material for the back than the matte metal of their predecessors. What is shown here below looks like a mirror finish that is more akin to a glass back than to a metal design, but in any case, it looks like something new for the A-series.

As for the eventual specs, based on the entries we found in the GFXBench database, we might be looking at a 4.7" HD display on the Galaxy A3, and a 5.2" one on the Galaxy A5. The Exynos 7580 SoC should be under the hood of the A3, containing a quad-core 1.5GHz CPU and the Mali-T720 GPU. The A3 might sport 1.5 GB of RAM, along with 16 GB of native storage, a 13MP camera, as well as a 5MP snapper in the front. The Galaxy A5 could come with a 5.2" 1080p screen, Exynos 7 Octa at 1.6 GHz, 2 GB of RAM, plus the same set of 13MP/5MP cameras. 

We doubt those will be shipping with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, if they get announced soon, so Android 5.1.1 is the more likely driver out of the box. From the looks of it, we might also get a fingerprint scanner embedded in the home key that would likely support Samsung Pay. Do you like what you are seeing with Samsung's eventual A3 and A5 sequels depicted in the slideshow below?

source: S_leak (Twitter) via & GFXBench (1),(2)



24. Zapp_B

Posts: 31; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Finally the bezels are black and blend perfectly with the display

23. WAusJackBauer

Posts: 456; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

I might get the A3. 4.7 is the perfect size for me.

22. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Kinda wish they get away from glass backs. My Nexus 4 is cracked and my friend at work just crack his Note 5 before getting his case. Only phone I had with glass back that held up was iPhone 4. Still looks premium this day but too outdated.

21. Sealblaighter

Posts: 443; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

You mean 2016 edition.

20. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Interesting how they moved from metal unibody to glass and metal frame. They should play with all glass by edging both front and back and just fuse both front and back panels together. It would be fragile but super cool. These A models should be experimental though.

18. HarpersIsland

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 26, 2015

Hello! Samsung A3 is my favourite. Looks similar to Samsung Galaxy Alphas body. Finally a compact smartphone. According to the leaked pics. The dimensions of the phone look like 65.9mm width, 135mm height, and 7.1mm thickness. It's so much easier to hold the phone with one hand unlike iPhone 6, cause of its curved and extremely slippery edges. Gosh Samsung please speed up the release of the Galaxy S6 mini, what is taking so long? Please release in November or December, before the January 2016 potential release of the Galaxy S7.


Posts: 120; Member since: Sep 30, 2015

Who knows it might be metal and glass I can't really tell by the photos


Posts: 120; Member since: Sep 30, 2015

Seems like they will be made of plastic, still I do like the design and the nice specs update.

14. kingEngine

Posts: 36; Member since: Mar 05, 2014

Another glass back? Metal feels way more premium and isn't a fingerprint collector.

17. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

I don't think it's glass. clear polycarbonate maybe. ah don't make it even more overpriced with full metal or glass this is only midrange and you know samsung even without its already overpriced.

13. maximumpayne

Posts: 13; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

The specs for A5 version is almost same as Galaxy s5 Neo.

12. Lenny86

Posts: 301; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

The small a3 looks very very compact!!!!if it will be £140-175 will be a nice competitor.Hahaha won't be that low priced will't?!!

11. benno

Posts: 94; Member since: Apr 17, 2015

So awesome design last year cleverly morphed into glass backed shit this year. Once again samsung not on my gift list

10. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

This will sadly be overpriced

9. Dr.SamX

Posts: 245; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

Who wants a glass back? Seriously, glass is THE worst thing for the back of a phone! Either go with plastic or metal!

8. shiftt

Posts: 333; Member since: May 03, 2015

Nice, I always liked the square design on Samsung phones anyways. Wasn't digging the iPhone like curves on the S6/edge.

7. skips

Posts: 490; Member since: Oct 04, 2015

Wait, is that glossy back? NOOOOOOOOOOOO. ;'( Yet another fingerprint magnet.

6. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014


4. TSMan2

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 20, 2015

The A3, A5 (and soon A7) are the real direct competitors to the iPhones.(no fugly plastic inserts and useless huge bezels , though) Galaxy6Edge and Note are the next level.

2. manojmcn

Posts: 634; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Looks good. Carrying forward the style of S6/Note5 with more respectable specs compared to previous A series versions. They may also support Samsung Pay also. In all, may strengthen the middle level porfolio of Sammy.

1. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Looks Like The S6, Makes Me Thank The S7 Won't Have A Similar Design But That's Probably Wishful Thinking.

3. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

It has already been said by Samsung, the S7 would have a similar design as the S6 only made with Magnesium and not aluminum. Where have you been or what have you been reading? Geez!

5. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Must Have Missed That Article, Sorry M8. Sometimes I Go A Day Without P.A. And I Don't Go Back And Look At Every Article I Missed.

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