Samsung to launch its Galaxy A series early next month

Samsung to launch its Galaxy A series early next month
We've already heard numerous rumors about Samsung's upcoming A devices – the A3, A5, 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.




source: KoreaITTimes via AmongTech

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17 Comments

1. ChrisK_5434

Posts: 22; Member since: Oct 24, 2014

They will be very popular if they are priced 100$ lower.

17. timukh

Posts: 295; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Dont worry samsung will screw up the prices. Inspite of having the lowest profit in 3 years they are still throwing phones with normal specs at higher prices. They should compete with moto G2 else they are gone!

2. Symon_Fleece

Posts: 351; Member since: May 30, 2014

Hope Galaxy A5 will have 2GB RAM, 16GB Storage and FM RADIO!

3. HTCOE

Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

I'm still not interested in a Galaxy Phone anymore if it has TouchWiz

6. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Simply!!! You're not interested in samsung and never will... There's no need if spin off..

15. Lokulan

Posts: 6; Member since: Jul 30, 2014

Well a 64 bit chip should be able to push touchwiz way more easily

4. NateAdam8

Posts: 420; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

Samsung Galaxy S3 make fancy

5. Settings

Posts: 2942; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

I lose track of Galaxy models. Every month I think there's a gajillion number of models released. What's best is they all look the same, all adding to the confusion of what each looks like.

7. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Does it even matter to you??? It should be a problem those who buy samsung phones like me...and I have no problem choosing what I want.... Simply put those who don't buy samsung phones need not worry about number of samsung models...because those who buy have no problem with it...

9. Settings

Posts: 2942; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

We sell phones for a living. It matters to me. Dont talk like you even know me troll.

11. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Who is troll??? If you sell phones..then you should know each and everything...it is your work...if it is so hard for you then why don't only get the samsung phones you want to sell...

13. willard12 unregistered

Is it hard moving around the store with all those Samsungs clogging up the aisles? Because I'm certain your store sells each and every one of them. Your store owner must be pissed that Samsung keeps forcing him to but and sell their products.

14. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Lol if you sell phones for a living and can't keep track of the few Galaxy models that are probably in your store, then you need a new profession or a new brain. My carrier has like the GS4, GS5, GS5 active, Note 3, Note 4, GS3 mini, GS4 mini, and the ACE 2x. That's it and they probably won't see another until the GS6. I can keep track of that easily and your store probably has less. lol

8. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

These "A" phones look like a good addition to the portfolio for Samsung. Hopefully they offer the good audio performance of the Alpha.

10. camera531

Posts: 346; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

If it ever comes to the US, I'm sure it'll be AT&T only, because the OEM's and carriers don't care about consumers!

12. Ishtiaque99

Posts: 68; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

A3 will replace galaxy core, A5 will replace grand neo and A7 will replace grand 2. wish them success.

16. laughmi

Posts: 283; Member since: Oct 28, 2014

But Samsung will add $150 more to their prices and would make sure these models fail.

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