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

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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

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