Ultra-thin Samsung Galaxy A3 (SM-A300) shows up in unofficial photos

Ultra-thin Samsung Galaxy A3 (SM-A300) shows up in unofficial photos
Earlier this month, we showed you some images of the unannounced Galaxy A5 (SM-A500), a device that’s supposedly part of a brand new series of Samsung smartphones which are (partially) made out of metal. Now, we can take a look at another handset from this series: the Galaxy A3 (SM-A300). Of course, it’s not the first time we’re hearing about the A3, but it’s only now that photos of it are available.

Revealed by China’s Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center, the Galaxy A3 looks like the A5, though it’s smaller, featuring a 4.5-inch AMOLED display with 540 x 960 pixels instead of the 5-inch 720p AMOLED screen of the A5. The A3 measures 130.1 x 65.5 x 6.9, and weighs 112 grams. Other features include Android 4.4.4 KitKat, a 5 MP front-facing camera, 8 MP rear camera with LED flash, quad-core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 410 processor, 1 GB of RAM, and 8 GB of expandable internal memory. It’ said that the Galaxy A3 will be sold for around $350 - $400 (unlocked).

We’re kind of expecting Samsung to announce the Galaxy A3, A5 and A7 (which should be bigger than the other two) at the same time, possibly in the next few weeks, or months. We’ll be here to let you know when official details about this are available.

source: TENAA (translated) via GalaxyClub (translated)

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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)



1. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

You mean, ultra-ugly?

5. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

I don't see how it is ugly. I know it is not the most sexiest device on planet, but still it's a decent looking phone.

12. awayzwud

Posts: 8; Member since: Sep 29, 2014

It is indeed Ultra-ugly !! =D

14. tedkord

Posts: 17507; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

That would make the iPhone 6 super ultra mega ugly.

21. awayzwud

Posts: 8; Member since: Sep 29, 2014

iphone 6 isnt ugly you should go and visit specsavers !! =P

18. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

This phone is so ugly,

19. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

What do u expect? and why bother wasting trashing on a low budget phone. u rather have a gold or diamonds on it?

2. brar.arsh

Posts: 202; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

Will it Bend? :p

3. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Yes...and then this too breaks...into pieces.

4. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Nice midranger.

6. bucky

Posts: 3797; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Is it just me or does Samsung not have a clear path for their phones

7. seanwhat

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

They never have. They just do everything, see what sells, continue along that path. It seems to have worked for them so far though.

10. bucky

Posts: 3797; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I guess you're right. But still, they seem to dilute their top end brand a bit like this.

15. vikingsfootball09

Posts: 114; Member since: Oct 02, 2013

for those that always ask why do samsung continue to pump out endless of smartphones...other than the high end NOTE and S series, what other smarphones do you see selling, as far as low ends, at your local carrier store? its obvious all of these other low end/mid range smartphones aren't targeted at the u.s. market. certain smartphones are sold in this region, others are sold in that region, etc...its not like every region of the world are selling every single smartphone that samsung is putting out...OMG PEOPLE, OMG!!!

8. Connie B

Posts: 31; Member since: Nov 13, 2009

I want to see the bend test on this one. My money is that it will not bend like an iPhone 6 Plus.

9. Nexus4lifes

Posts: 303; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

for $400 i can get a Nexus which is more than twice powerful and useful...

11. chengsae

Posts: 64; Member since: Dec 10, 2013

#BendGate. LOL!!!!

13. bucky

Posts: 3797; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Not sure if you know but I think this is the wrong thread lol

16. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Good looking and nice materials...nice phone Samsung (although not much has changed...not like it needs to anyways)

17. JMartin22

Posts: 2410; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

The material is nice, but they need to drop the price a bit. They can still make a net gain in profit, while opening their device to a larger audience.

20. Noonting

Posts: 135; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Samsung should make the mid-range phones slimmer

22. kassi

Posts: 109; Member since: May 25, 2013

This phone has a bezel to screen ratio of 80%

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