All-metal Samsung Galaxy A3 and A5 made official

All-metal Samsung Galaxy A3 and A5 made officialThe Galaxy A3 (left) and Galaxy A5 (right) weren’t exactly a well-kept secret, having recently popped up in a leaked video, but Samsung has finally shown the pair off officially.

They’re still called the Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 (as opposed to, say, Alpha 3 and Alpha 5), and while the focus is firmly on social networking and “young consumers”, the pair boasts premium all-metal bodies.

Shared Samsung Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 specs include Android KitKat 4.4, a quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 16GB internal storage (augmentable via microSD), and 13MP/5MP cameras.

The Samsung Galaxy A5 is the more impressive model, with a 5.5in 720p display, 2GB of RAM, and a 2,300mAh battery.

Meanwhile, the more modest Samsung Galaxy A3 has a 4.5in qHD display, 1GB of RAM, and a 1,900mAh battery.

Interestingly, the Samsung Galaxy A5 is a little thinner than the Galaxy A3 (6.7mm vs. 6.9mm), but they’re both pretty damn thin. Not quite Oppo R5 4.85mm thin, but thin.

The Samsung Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 will launch in “select markets” - including China - from November, but pricing has yet to be announced.

So the world cries out for a premium all-metal Samsung flagship and this is how it responds? The rumoured Samsung Galaxy A7 will inevitably pack more of a punch, but again, don’t be expecting a flagship-level phone.

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JanSt / MOD  Nov. 1, 2014 at 12:59

The Samsung Galaxy A5 is the more impressive model, with a 5.5in 720p display, 2GB of RAM, and a 2,300mAh battery Not much battery for the size, is it?

The A3 is very disappointing. If it were WP or, ahem... well, anyways, 1GB RAM? On an Android phone? An Android phone with Touchwiz? A well specced 'small' device would've been nice. But that is just a Galaxy S4 MiniMetal...

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