Samsung starts selling the Galaxy A5 in Europe, Galaxy A3 expected to arrive soon

Samsung starts selling the Galaxy A5 in Europe, Galaxy A3 expected to arrive soon
Introduced in China last month, the Galaxy A5 is now available to buy in Europe - though at the moment we’re seeing it being in stores only in Russia.

Part of Samsung’s brand new Galaxy A series, the A5 is a very thin, all-metal smartphone with mid-range specs. Samsung Russia is asking $440 for the handset - which is about $20 more than its price for the Chinese market.

Running Android 4.4 KitKat, the Galaxy A5 offers a 5-inch Super AMOLED display with 720 x 1280 pixels, a 13 MP rear camera, 5 MP front-facing camera, a quad-core, 64-bit Snapdragon 410 processor, 2 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of internal memory. The handset has a 2300 mAh battery that can’t be replaced. On the plus side, there is a microSD card slot for up to 64 GB of extra storage. 

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Samsung starts selling the Galaxy A5 in Europe, Galaxy A3 expected to arrive soon
the near future, Samsung will also sell the Galaxy A3 in Russia. Since the A3 is smaller and offers less advanced features compared to the A5, it will be cheaper: around $312. We’re expecting both the Galaxy A5 and A3 to be released in more European markets pretty soon. In case you’re wondering, we don’t know if Samsung is planning to launch the handsets in North America (but we'll let you know when we find out). 

Another Galaxy A smartphone - the A7 - is expected to be officially announced by Samsung before the end of the year. This will be bigger than the A3 and A5, sporting a 5.5-inch display.


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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)
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)

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7 Comments

1. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Overpriced mid-range devices. Typical Samsung...

2. Symon_Fleece

Posts: 351; Member since: May 30, 2014

this a5 is okay if samsung price is correctly. :)

3. Youraveragejoe

Posts: 134; Member since: Oct 31, 2014

Too expensive.. Should be priced similar to moto g if they want to make the cut

5. slh163

Posts: 140; Member since: May 19, 2014

moto g !!!! are you serious? you compare A5 with moto g !!

4. leroy98

Posts: 13; Member since: Jun 29, 2014

A reseller has started selling the A3 and A5 in The Netherlands. The prices are hereunder: Galaxy A3: €309 ~$382 Galaxy A5: €409 ~$506 A seller said on their website it'll be released in January. These are the links: studentmobiel.nl/samsung-galaxy-a5 studentmobiel.nl/samsung-galaxy-a3

6. Cicero

Posts: 1106; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

On Easter the prices for that will cool down. $100 less and then you will see the value.

7. Jillsandwich

Posts: 63; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

Guess I'll be the one to break the ice and make a comment about the pretty girl before you geeks do. "Comment about the pretty."

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