Samsung announces ultra-slim, metallic Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3

Samsung today officially announced the Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3, putting an end to all the rumors that have been surrounding the two devices in the past months.

The new handsets are part of Samsung’s Galaxy A series - which is tailored for “young consumers seeking practicality and functionality” - and are presented as the company’s slimmest smartphones to date: 6.7mm (Galaxy A5) and 6.9mm (Galaxy A3). For some weird reason, Samsung seems to be forgetting that it has already released a 6.7mm-thin smartphone: the Galaxy Alpha.

Anyway, both the A5 and A3 come with “full metal unibody” designs, and Samsung says they’re optimized for social networking - thanks to LTE, and 5 MP front-facing cameras that'll let you take “vivid selfies.”

The Galaxy A5 sports a 5-inch Super AMOLED display with 720 x 1280 pixels, and it’s powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor (unknown maker). It’s also got a 13 MP rear camera, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of expandable internal memory, and a 2300 mAh battery. As for the Galaxy A3, this one features a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED display with 540 x 960 pixels, a similar quad-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of expandable storage space, and a 1900 mAh battery.

Both the Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 run Android 4.4 KitKat, and will be available in various color versions, including: Pearl White, Midnight Black, Champagne Gold, Platinum Silver, Light Blue, and Soft Pink. Customers will be able to buy any of the two smartphones starting November, with China being one of the first markets to get them. Official pricing details haven’t been revealed.

While the slideshow below only shows the Galaxy A5, that’s pretty much what the A3 also looks like. So, who’s ready to buy a Samsung Galaxy A?

source: Samsung Tomorrow

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)
Galaxy A3
  • Display 4.5" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 410, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 1900 mAh(12h 3G talk time)



1. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

Without marketing, samsung phones are the same as every other android phones, except more expensive

4. AnTuTu

Posts: 1613; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Without any information and knowledge you are just another butt hurt guy.

41. splus

Posts: 160; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

Except he's right. HD screen for 5 inch and qHD for 4.5 inch screens?? What is this, 2012? Knowing Samsung's pricing of their budget and mid range phones, these phones will be way overpriced for what they are. Samsung clearly doesn't get it why their sales are sinking down...

49. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

I heard profits for Samsung are worse since 2011. You scared your mamy-sammy is goin down? 400$ for a phone with 400qualacomm cpu? Moto G 2014 is 200$ with similar specs yet it will provide immediate updates unlike crapsung.

64. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

I can't disagree with Martin Cooper...he is the oracle of cellular...

10. silencer271

Posts: 254; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

butt hurt isheep alert.

24. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

How is he an isheep? He didnt say anything about the iPhone or Apple, and didn't say anything bad about Android....

50. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

More like buthurt Sammy boy who is cared to admit that samsung like Apple is trying to overprice its phones. 400$ for a 200$ phone. What a deal! Moto G would like to have a talk with you.

26. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

"Without marketing, samsung phones are the same as every other android phones, except more expensive" And they are more expensive in no small part due to Samsung's expensive marketing. It's basically what happens when you stop making great phones and make "sort of good enough" phones with a bunch of gimmicks. To move the product, you've got to make it look like something more than it is. Hence the lifestyle pornography advertisements, similar to Apple.

45. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

You are right about the gimmicks , but they are in no way similar to apple. Unlike samsung, apple actually polished their "gimmicks" with every iteration. Samsung just do it halfassedly to say we can do it too. See samsung fingerprint scanner The heart rate monitor, gesture based operation, etc. Im by no mean an apple fan, but apple ecosystem is unique in the smartphone world.hardware features aside, android is still playing catchup

48. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

In my country Samsung phones are not more expensive as any other Android based phone +/- the same cost.

63. SayMobile

Posts: 157; Member since: Jan 29, 2014

First they had a problem with samsungs plastic built , Now they have a problem with samsungs Metal phones. Just need reasons to hate. #Haters. Go Die

2. AnTuTu

Posts: 1613; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

This will bring Sammy back in the game. Great to see different design and build quality. Kudos.

14. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Different design? Are you sure?

17. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

“full metal unibody” ????? Is it possible WITHOUT TO CUT THE BACK with ugly strips?????(like iPhone6/6+ and HTC M7/8) I don't believe it. If Samsung manage that - IT'S A MIRACLE !!!!!!!!!!

21. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

I know right! That design looks sharp and slim, and that back looks modern as well. Definitely a looker, especially from an angle (picture 3).

40. opsys14

Posts: 8; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

Wait for the pricing. Last rumor indicated A5 to cost around $450 which if true will be a deal breaker.

57. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Design??? Oh com'on....dude

3. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

6.7mm and 6.9mm isn't considered as ultra slim anymore, because Oppo broke the record on the R5 which has 4.85mm thinness. But kudos to Samsung for changing the design. I think 6mm - 6.9mm is thin. More than that is considered as normal. 5mm - 5.9mm is super thin. 4mm - 4.9mm is ultra thin.

56. imnotascammer

Posts: 160; Member since: Aug 22, 2012

so... you are banned? lol! why????

5. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

This is just Samsung failing at trying to be Apple...

8. AnTuTu

Posts: 1613; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Yes failing and yet able to sell more devices :(

12. Rydsmith unregistered

Wait...what? Last I checked the iPhone has and continues to outsell the Galaxy line of phones.

16. g2a5b0e unregistered

51. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Yet with only 2 phones they make more money. Not to mention this years Sammys profit is the worse since 2011. Yep that ship is goin down. LG is goin up. Xiaomi is kicking sammys ass in Asia. Basically sammy has its Europe and half of USA and nothing else. And its SLOWLY loosing even that pie.

55. g2a5b0e unregistered

No one cares. I was simply letting him know that what he thought was wrong.

13. skyline88

Posts: 697; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

i dont think portfolio of Apple has got any phone as sexy as A3 or A5.

6. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2264; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

young users likes top specs.

7. flexile

Posts: 78; Member since: Jun 03, 2012

What a cheesy ad... -__-

11. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Especially when the girl said "Samsung Galaxy A", it's like she's being forced to said that lol.

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