We've already heard numerous rumors about Samsung's upcoming A devices – the A3
, and A7
. Designed in the same chamfered-metal-frame language as the recently released Galaxy Alpha
, the 3 new phones are expected to take their place mainly in the mid-range sector, with the lowest-specced A3 to sport a (rumors beyond this point) 1.2 Ghz Snapdragon 410, 1 GB of RAM, and a 540x960 resolution on a 4.5" screen; the A5 – the same Snapdragon 410, a 720x1280 resolution, and a 5" screen; and the A7 is expected to be the biggest handset – with a 5.2" display, sporting a 1080x1920 resolution, 2 GB RAM, and a 1.5 Ghz Snapdragon 615 SoC.
According the the Korea IT Times, the new phones will be hitting the markets in China in early November and the main mission if the A series is to take back some of the positions that Samsung lost to Xiaomi
when the latter took the China market by storm earlier this year, offering top-specced devices at very low price points.
It is said that Samsung will be pricing the A phones between $350 and $500, which is still a bit more than what Xiaomi sells its flagship Mi4
for. In that case, it would be curious to see if the midrange A phones can sway some attention in their direction, just for being 64-bit phones.
There is yet no word on plans for worldwide launch of Sammy's new midrangers. If they were conceived as soldiers in the battle against Xiaomi, Samsung may not even be intending on spreading them worldwide. We'll just have to wait and see.