Samsung might still be the world’s number one in terms of shipments, but increasingly there are signs that the South Koreans don’t have a clue what they’re doing.
The Samsung Galaxy J1 was apparently overpriced in India, much to the ire of Amazon reviewers, and now we’re learning that the Galaxy A7 will be more expensive than the Galaxy S5 – the firm’s current flagship – in Europe. Incredible stuff.
The Samsung Galaxy A7 was launched in mid-January as the king of the A family, essentially an upper midrange phone with not-quite-flagship-level specs including a 5.5in 1080p display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor, 2GB of RAM, 13MP rear camera and 5MP front shooter.
The Samsung Galaxy S5, meanwhile, has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor and 16MP rear camera, and will serve as the company’s flagship until the Galaxy S6 launch this coming Sunday.
Perhaps Samsung believes consumers will pay a premium for its thinnest smartphone ever, the Galaxy A7 being just 6.3mm thick.
Specifically, Samsung Galaxy A7 price comes in at €499 on Amazon France for the black and gold models. The white is available now from a third-party seller for €520.09. Wow.