Samsung's metallic Galaxy A5 may cost around $400, other details about the A3 and A7 leaked

Samsung's metallic Galaxy A5 may cost around $400, other details about the A3 and A7 leaked
Earlier this month, the Samsung SM-A500 (expected to be called Galaxy A5) appeared in two series of photos, both seemingly confirming that the handset has a metal frame around its edges - just like the Galaxy Alpha and Galaxy Note 4. While Samsung has yet to officially announce the smartphone, we now have details on how much it’s going to cost.

According to SamMobile, the Galaxy A5 should be sold for prices between $400 and $450 - thus being more affordable than handsets like the Galaxy S5 or Galaxy Alpha. Sure enough, we weren’t expecting to see a high price anyway, since the A5 is a mid-range device. Its features include a 5-inch 720p AMOLED display, LTE connectivity, 5MP front-facing camera, 13 MP rear camera, quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 2 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of expandable internal memory - all in a 6.7mm-thin body.

SamMobile also has details about other two unannounced Samsung smartphones: the Galaxy A3, and Galaxy A7 (which are expected to be part of the same A series of devices that includes the Galaxy A5). The A3 should cost between $350 and $400, while the A7 could be sold for $450 - $500. Like the A5, both the A3 and A7 will have LTE connectivity, and - supposedly - bodies that are partially made out of metal. While the Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 should be widely available around the world, it’s said that the A7 will be released only in “select countries.” Well, we're now waiting for Samsung to confirm all this.


source: SamMobile

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34 Comments

1. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

a7 with 1080p display, I suppose

2. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Nice crop of mid rangers. Atleast better than their old crop. Good luck Samsung.

13. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Aha, I see you changed back to your old matli dogy avatar. Looks better and funnier. He he he he he. ... "Matli"

19. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

For the sake of god ... TELL ME WHO/WHAT IS MATLI ?

21. Ninetysix

Posts: 2962; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Malti perhaps? Maltese? Muttley? /shrug

22. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Nope. Courage was probably mutt.

24. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Well said Ninetysix. . Muttley the dog from wacky racer.

23. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Cartoon from wacky racer.

3. darkoman4

Posts: 183; Member since: May 30, 2014

What's metal here? Two chamfered edges.

5. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

So if the entire frame was made of metal , you will love it , right?

10. TheMoltenD

Posts: 109; Member since: Jul 13, 2014

The Note 4 has a metal frame too, the back is plastic because its better for cell signal than a metal one. Functionality > Aesthetics

25. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

i hear it's mix of metal and some secret material so you don't need signal gate

4. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

Why would I buy this when you can pre-order 1+1

6. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Coz some people will prefer this over OPO . Stop making yourself look stupid.

16. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

How am I making myself look stupid? The only stupid people would be those not making the most of their hard earned money and settling for some low end S400 SoC instead of taking half an hour to search the web for a better alternative. No one will prefer this over OPO when you put them side by side.

17. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

'No one will prefer this over OPO when you put them side by side'. But that's none of your business.

18. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

"Coz some people will prefer this over OPO ." I guess that's none of your business too.

20. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Yes ... it's not my business. I just told you why some people will prefer this when you can pre-order OPO

34. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

And im just telling you that people will prefer OPO when you put them side by side. Do you actually have anything constructive to talk about? Or else I wont bother with you anymore.

7. blackberry_Boy

Posts: 213; Member since: May 27, 2014

There getting closer and closer to a 5s look congratulation Sammy lol.

8. Ninetysix

Posts: 2962; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

The Samsung Galaxy A9, Samsung Galaxy A11, & Samsung Galaxy A13 will be considered high-end. Can't wait to see them!

9. iGeek

Posts: 171; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Where are Samsung fans that complain about huge bezel ? What do you think of this one ? Innovative ain't it.

14. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

You have a point there, which I agree. But it's not that bad, of a big bezel.

30. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

I never understood that complaint anyway. The phone needs to have some gripping points for watching videos or gaming. Lips of cases also can get in the way of editing documents from the margins (and yes I've dealt with this before). It also makes the phone less resistant to drops if the display was truly edge to edge. Quality earpieces and microphones also take up some space along with whatever speaker implementation the phone ships with. I've opened up a lot of phones and I know how large components tend to be, especially if they are of good quality.

11. techloverNYC

Posts: 601; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

I don't even know which flagship device is samsung trying to sell now. way too much samsung products coming out.

12. SellPhones82

Posts: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

These are not flagships. S5 and Note 4 are the flagships. Everything else is meant for other regions and/or budgets.

15. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Nice new metal design. Can't wait to see where Samsung can go with this design~

26. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

I thought the iPhone had large bezels, and now finally a metal phone from sammy with HUGE bezels...... Is it me or is this gonna be deal breaker for lots of sammy lovers....

27. zibbyzib2000

Posts: 221; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Eww it has a protruding camera *sits back and sips tea*

31. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Hmm... needs that picture of Kermit the Frog sipping tea to complete the post...

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