Samsung has just unveiled two mid-range Android smartphones which are its thinnest ever. The Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 are 6.9mm and 6.7mm thick respectively and come with Galaxy Alpha-like metallic unibody designs. Yes, they’re far from being the thinnest ever smartphone, but it’s interesting to see Samsung caring a lot more on the build and design aspect of their non-flagship phones, specially after the spree of diminishing profits quarter after quarter.

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The Galaxy A5 carries a 5-inch 720p (HD) Super-AMOLED screen and a quad-core 1.2GHz processor (Exynos?), 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. It carries a microSD card slot for expandable storage, has a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5MP front facing camera for selfie loving crowd. There’s a 2300 mAh of battery to power them, which thankfully continues to be removable and user-replaceable.

On the other hand, the Galaxy A3 comes with an inferior 4.5-inch qHD Super AMOLED display, has a 1.2GHz Quad-Core Processor, 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. There’s a microSD card to accompany it. The rear camera is 8 Megapixel while the front is a 5 Megapixel affair. 1900mAh battery is user replaceable.

The Galaxy A5 and A3 offer a beautifully crafted full metal unibody, slim design, superior hardware and the best possible social media experience. These devices make our advanced Galaxy experience even more accessible to young and trend conscious consumers

Samsung has quite a few phones in the mid-range, like the Galaxy Grand series and Galaxy Mega series. Galaxy A series is more youth oriented with classy design and selfie cameras. It looks like Samsung is trying hard to get rid of the ‘cheap plastic phones’ tag in this price segment as well.

Both devices are set to launch in China next month, with other select markets to follow. Both devices will come in a variety of colors, including Pearl White, Midnight Black, Platinum Silver, Soft Pink, Light Blue and Champagne Gold. Prices will be announced closer to the launch.


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