Samsung pulls the Galaxy A5's launch date for December because of production delays

Samsung pulls the Galaxy A5's launch date for December because of production delays
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?

source: ETNews

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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)

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7 Comments

1. Bertelgeus

Posts: 126; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

mehhhh

2. alaw.14

Posts: 426; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

Mid rangers should have SD 600. Its still a beastly chip.

4. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Why not SD610/615?

5. alaw.14

Posts: 426; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

Yep those too.

3. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Samsung should make their mid-rangers cheaper and more powerful instead of adding metal strip and increase the price.

6. Ashoaib

Posts: 3297; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

I agree with you, samsung's offerings in low and mid range are overly priced. Launching A B C series will not help them gaining market share in china

7. Dave_Kor

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 27, 2014

ET News is Korean media

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