Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) and A3 (2016) to be launched on January 8 in Europe

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) and A3 (2016) to be launched on January 8 in Europe
If you're planning to buy any of Samsung's second generation Galaxy A smartphones (Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5, or Galaxy A7), you can do it this month only if you're in China. In other parts of the world, the new handsets will be released starting January. And it seems that it's the first half of January, at least if we talk about Europe.

According to a Dutch retailer, which currently takes pre-orders for the Galaxy A3 (2016) and Galaxy A5 (2016), the two handsets will be available on January 8. The Galaxy A3 costs €329, while the Galaxy A5 can be ordered for €429. At the moment, it's not clear if the Galaxy A7 (2016) will also be released in Europe.

Both the new Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 are 7.3mm-thin and feature 5 MP and 13 MP cameras (front and rear), but they have different sizes, as the A3 sports a 4.7-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels, while the A5 offers a 5.2-inch display with 1080 x 1920 pixels. The Galaxy A3 is powered by a quad-core 1.5 GHz processor, further featuring 1.5 GB of RAM, 16 GB of expandable internal memory, and a 2300 mAh battery. The Galaxy A5 is more powerful, coming with an octa-core 1.6 GHz processor, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of expandable storage space, and a 2900 mAh battery.

Right now, we don't know if the new Samsung Galaxy A series will be released in North America, but we're probably going to find out soon.




source: SmartphoneShop.nl (Galaxy A5, Galaxy A3) via GalaxyClub

Related phones

Galaxy A5 (2016)
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, Octa-core, 1600 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2900 mAh(16h 3G talk time)
Galaxy A3 (2016)
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Quad, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2300 mAh(14h 3G talk time)

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7 Comments

1. kefalin

Posts: 292; Member since: Feb 08, 2015

For same price as A5 can get S6 32GB here in Slovakia,damm it Sammy

3. Tommikke

Posts: 69; Member since: Nov 21, 2015

Here in Finland S6 cost atleast 579€!!! Few times 545€, when there was sale.

5. 497362

Posts: 60; Member since: Aug 27, 2015

How much is the Finland tax on smartphones?

7. Tommikke

Posts: 69; Member since: Nov 21, 2015

24%. Sometimes we joke about that there's also special "Finland Tax". :D

8. Tommikke

Posts: 69; Member since: Nov 21, 2015

I mean tax on phones + "Finland addition/tax".

4. okforall.101

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 09, 2015

Nice design like the Note 5. I want to upgrade my OLD A5 into this A5 (2016) edition.

6. EcoCare

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 30, 2014

Nice looking phone, though Chinese midrange phones are getting more competitive these days with lower price.

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