Samsung Galaxy A series

Samsung Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5, Galaxy A7 2016 Models Announced, equipped with fast-charging, OIS cameras


Samsung has officially announced Samsung Galaxy A series next-generation phones -Samsung Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5, Galaxy A7.

The Samsung Galaxy A series of smartphones – Samsung Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5, Galaxy A7- have premium designs with metal and glass builds, and Samsung also touts the enhanced camera features.

The Samsung Galaxy A7 has the higher specifications of the three and also the largest display at 5.5-inches while the Samsung Galaxy A3 has a 4.7-inch screen.

Only Samsung Galaxy A5 and Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) will support Samsung Pay, Samsung’s simple, safe and virtually anywhere mobile payment service. Protected by fingerprint verification, Samsung Pay works with both Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST) and Near Filed Communication (NFC) technologies.

Samsung Galaxy A series
Samsung Galaxy A series

“The line-up reinforces the Samsung Galaxy design heritage, combining metal and glass to create a beautiful premium exterior with a narrower bezel, for an exceptional viewing experience,” said Samsung.

The range “also comes equipped with an enhanced camera system for brighter and clearer photos and videos,” said Samsung, “The advanced system includes Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) to prevent image blurring, as well as a front and rear F1.9 lens to allow users to take the best photos in dark conditions.”

Samsung Galaxy A series (Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5, Galaxy A7) Specs

Galaxy A3 (2016)

Samsung Galaxy A series
Samsung Galaxy A series -Galaxy A3
  • LTE Cat.4
  • 4.7-inch 1280 x 720 resolution Super AMOLED display
  • 1.5 GHz Quad Core processor
  • Android 5.1 (Lollipop)
  • Rear :13MP f/1.9, Front : 5MP f/1.9
  • Samsung KNOX, S-Voice, Dual SIM option
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v 4.1, ANT+, USB 2.0, NFC (UICC)
  • Accelerometer, Proximity, Geomagnetic, RGB Light, Hall
  • 1.5GB RAM
  • 16GB Storage- Micro SD slot (up to 128GB)
  • 134.5 x 65.2 x 7.3mm, 132g
  • 2,300mAh battery

Galaxy A5 (2016) specs:

Samsung Galaxy A series
Samsung Galaxy A series -Galaxy A5
  • LTE Cat.6
  • 5.2-inch 1920 x 1080 resolution Super AMOLED display
  • 1.6GHz Octa-Core chipset
  • Android 5.1 (Lollipop)
  • 13MP f/1.9 OIS rear camera, 5MP f/1.9 front camera
  • MST technology(Samsung Pay), Samsung KNOX, S-Voice, Dual SIM option Samsung Pay launches may vary by market-readiness
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v 4.1, ANT+, USB 2.0,
    NFC (UICC, eSE)
  • Accelerometer, Proximity, Geomagnetic, RGB Light, Hall Fingerprint scanner
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB Storage – Micro SD slot (up to 128GB)
  • 144.8 x 71.0 x 7.3mm , 155g
  • 2,900mAh battery with Fast Charging

Galaxy A7 (2016) specs:

Samsung Galaxy A series
Samsung Galaxy A series -Galaxy A7
  • LTE Cat.6
  • 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080 resolution Super AMOLED display
  • 1.6GHz Octa-Core chipset
  • Android 5.1 (Lollipop)
  • 13MP f/1.9 OIS rear camera, 5MP f/1.9 front camera
  • MST technology(Samsung Pay), Samsung KNOX, S-Voice, Dual SIM option, Samsung Pay launches may vary by market-readiness
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v 4.1, ANT+, USB 2.0, NFC (UICC, eSE)
  • Accelerometer, Proximity, Geomagnetic, RGB Light, Hall Fingerprint scanner
  • 3GB RAM
  • 16GB Storage – Micro SD slot (up to 128GB)
  • 151.5 x 74.1 x 7.3mm, 172g
  • 3,300mAh battery, Fast Charging

All three of Samsung Galaxy A series phones will also come in dual SIM options. Prices and availability are yet to be revealed, other than the fact that the Samsung Galaxy A series will land in UK retailers from April 2016.

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