Chinese media ETNews reported that the Samsung Galaxy A5
, the successor of the Galaxy Alpha
and the next step in establishing the A-series smartphones, will have its launch in China postponed. A Samsung Electronics official said that the company won't be able to launch the product in November, because of delays in manufacturing process. The launch is now expected to happen in December.
The Samsung Galaxy A5 and its follow-up, the A3, are made with hopes to succeed in the Chinese market, which Samsung lost to the likes of Meizu and Xiaomi this year. Against their high-spec'd, cheaply priced offerings, Samsung allegedly plans to throw a metal-constructed phone with a 5-inch 720p screen, 2GB of RAM, a pair of 13MP and 5MP cameras, and Dual-SIM support. It will be offered by the state-owned China Telecol and China Unicom.
While typical high-end Chinese flagship smartphones are priced at about $270, Samsung's offering will, reportedly, hover around $424 unlocked. An "unnamed official" from the Chinese industry told ETNews the exact same thing you might be thinking - "Local manufacturers such as Xiaomi, Meizu, OnePlus are maintaining the price of their phones, which have higher specifications (similar to the Galaxy S5) than the Galaxy A5 at around $270. It would be nice if Samsung, which is strong in design, after-service, and brand power, lowered the price a bit."
Photos and specs of the Samsung Galaxy A5 are available on our website already
. Do you think it stands a chance against the likes of Xiaomi Mi 4
and Meizu MX4
, all things considered?
Samsung Galaxy A5