Samsung has unveiled the 2016 editions of the Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5 andGalaxy A7 smartphones. All three new Galaxy A devices feature the same premium metal and glass design found on the first-gen A series offerings, but offer improved specifications. The Galaxy A3’s qHD screen has been replaced by a Super AMOLED HD display. The new Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 have been upgraded to support Samsung Pay easy mobile payment technology, OIS and fingerprint sensors.
The Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 2016 share quite a few specifications. They run Android 5.1 Lollipop, and offer connectivity specs including 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, ANT+, USB 2.0 and GPS. They offer Super AMOLED displays, and 16GB of internal storage, further expandable up to 128GB via microSD cards. They come with 13-megapixel primary cameras and 5-megapixel secondary snappers. The Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 also get fingerprint sensors embedded into the home button, Samsung Payment support, and OIS.
The Samsung Galaxy A3 2016 appears to be the most affordable of the trio with a 4.7-inch HD display. The phone is powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, coupled with 1.5GB of RAM. It is fuelled by a 2,300mAh battery.
The Galaxy A5 2016 sports a 5.2-inch full HD display, and is powered by a 1.6GHz octa-core processor, aided by 2GB of RAM. It is backed by a 2,900mAh battery with fast charging support. The Galaxy A7 2016 is the largest of the lot with a 5.5-inch 1080p display, 3GB of RAM, and a 3,300mAh battery with fast charging. The rest of its specs are similar to the A5 2016.
The Samsung Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 2016 editions will go on sale in China first starting mid-December, followed by a global launch later on. The price of these phones will be announced at local launch.