Samsung Galaxy A5 price, specs and dimensions outed by a retailer: it won't be cheap

Samsung Galaxy A5 price, specs and dimensions outed by a retailer: it won't be cheap
The next entrants in Samsung's new design line that started with the Galaxy Alpha are already shaping up in terms of names and specs, but now we are having one other important ingredient leaking out - the pricing scheme. A Kazakhi retailer has jumped the gun on listing the Galaxy A5 prematurely in its catalog, complete with the full specs sheet, including the dimensions, as well as the price.

In Kazakhstan, the Galaxy A5 will retail for 99, 990 tenge (that's the local currency), which translates to roughly EUR 435, or $552. Once again this confirms that Samsung is planning to set apart the new design line putting it at a respectable price range, just like it does with the Galaxy Alpha. According to the listing, the Galaxy A5 is equipped with a 5" Super AMOLED HD display, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, a 13 MP camera on the back, and, thankfully, a microSD slot for storage expansion. Previous rumors add to these specs a 2330 mAh battery, Snapdragon 400 processor, and 16 GB of internal memory.

We are also getting the exact dimensions of the device - 5.48" x 2.74" x 0.28" (139.3 x 69.7 x 7 mm), and the weight - at the feathery 4.33oz (123g). Sounds like a svelte handset, especially if it carries the metal sides of the Alpha, too, but will there be any takers if this pricing holds water? What do you think? The catalog is good until November 11th, so we should hopefully hear an announcement some time before that date.

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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. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

'Midranger' $552?

4. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

because metal haha samsung logic

18. Industriality

Posts: 131; Member since: Sep 08, 2014

Apple Logic

11. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

More expensive than S4 but less powerful than S4 lol. I have nothing to say.

21. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

That's how samsung fool their loyal consumer. What do you expect for the company?

2. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Well I don't understand why PA fails to mentions that if a device costs $552 in a country it doesn't necessarily mean it will cost $552 in US (or any other place for that matter). Simply converting the currency is naive.

6. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

What you say is true but still, the price of the Galaxy A5 is still too expensive. Because if i'm not mistaken the GS4 Exynos version + Galaxy Star is still cheaper than GA5. That's also why I think there is nothing wrong with what the PA said.

14. aksa123

Posts: 366; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

He is just saying that EUR 435 = $552, and you're right it won't necessarily cost that much. Goverment subsidies and all must take into account.

16. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

He isn't 'just saying' that but he is also clearly saying in the headline 'the device won't be cheap' without knowing how much it will cost in other developed markets. All I am saying that they should've CLARIFIED so in the article as some may assume it will cost $552 in US too (since they're converting it to US dollars).

3. AlikMalix unregistered

I wonder how much Samsung phones and other Android Phones would cost if they had no subsiding from companies that pay to put their Bloatware on YOUR phone. I bet it would cost much much more if every Android manufacturer actually made their own OS and OS updates instead of just skin what is already done. Except for Nexus brand - but in that case you're not the consumer - you're a product for Google to sell to their real customers - companies looking to advertise to YOU... So how much does this Samsung cost?

10. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

A lot more than Apple spends making an iPhone with cheap displays and cameras.

22. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

$25 dollar

5. gagakiller

Posts: 176; Member since: Oct 08, 2014

New design ??????? Am I blind or does it really look different from the 1000 Galaxy phones released before it ???

8. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Oh lookie here Fellas, we have a Norm style troll here (or is this Norm himself?)

9. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Well, Samsung is starting to get rid of their cheap plasticky S4 design and move to the Alpha/Note 4 design which looks good. I'm glad to see that Samsung is finally changing their design on their new devices. Just like Sony.

12. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

I'm happy that they got rid of that fake and cheap silver frame.

13. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

but if they bombarded us also from low-end to high end phones with the same design, what's the difference of their previous design, IMO, galaxy S looked cheap because they all look the same, it's good to see the Alpha or the A series new design, but too much of same design language will be no difference with their previous design, they need to design differently from high to low end devices for not to become look like generic device. best example as of now was LG and HTC, but LG is following samsung with their same design on different varieties of phones, and I hate to see that, it should be, one series, one design language. it is ok for compacts and mini versions like they are identical twins, but looking all the same from low-end to high end, i don't like it.

7. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

The Critics got at Samsung for using Plastic,so they decide to chose Metal,but know they have got to thing of the Price Upgrade of Samsung using Metal,so instead of Gaining buyers Samsung will be Losing more buyers,an with there Sales not doing so well,Samsung might end up like Nokia,an there Mobile Section overtaken by someone,just can"t wait to see the Price of the Future Galaxy S6,Apple will be Laughing there Heads Off at Samsung

15. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

It will cost the same it always does, don't be stupid

23. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Um isn't the iPhone 4s still like $552 or close to it? The last thing an App,e fan should do is laugh about another companies pricing. Samsung devices are usually quite reasonably priced for the amount of R & D and the latest tech that they dump into their handsets.

28. Venkatramanan

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

What R&D is done with this phone? Same SD400 Dual core processor which was used in Moto-E, Just for Metal, this price is too high though it will be a bit less in developed market, but not nesser than $400.

17. Darkerm

Posts: 322; Member since: Jan 31, 2012

lol at that price? lol again

19. Symon_Fleece

Posts: 351; Member since: May 30, 2014

Snapdragon 400? It say it is snapdragon 410, and why dual core for $552?. Hope this is not the international model.

24. QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Does the A5 have a removable battery? Thanks.

25. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Costs around the same as a Galaxy K Zoom. Doesn't make it too expensive though. Hopefully the A7 won't be too expensive.

26. Mube007

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 24, 2013

i think they are taking extra 70 bucks for metal frame lol which is totally disgusting

27. Mube007

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 24, 2013

i think they are taking extra 70 bucks for metal frame lol which is totally disgusting

29. laughmi

Posts: 283; Member since: Oct 28, 2014

This phone looks overpriced by at least $100. This overpricing may lead Samsung out of the phone business. Cheaper chinese rivals offering same quality at half the price are a better option.

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