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Samsung Galaxy A3 arrives at the FCC


News by Luke Jones on Friday October 24, 2014.

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Samsung's latest low end offering has made itself a bit more real today as the device passed through the FCC and looks set to get a launch in the US soon. We have already heard plenty about the budget Galaxy A3, the smallest of a new range of devices based off Samsung's Galaxy Alpha. The others in the range will be the A5 and A7, all three due to launch together in November and all three boasting the high end appeal of the Alpha.

According to the FCC filing the Galaxy A3 will have a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor with 1GB of RAM. Other specs include a 4.8-inch panel with (540x960) qHD resolution, a 5 megapixel rear lens, 8GB of expandable storage, and Android 4.4.4 KitKat running the show. There is however, the chance that Samsung will ship the device running Android 5.0 Lollipop, but the more likely scenario is an update shortly after launch.

The FCC filing also reveals that the handset will have dual SIM slots, while it also seems to be limited to 3G, missing out on LTE. This seems a budget phone in almost every sense, so let's hope Samsung gets the pricing right.

As for the other two devices in the new A range, the A5 gets the aluminium construction of the Alpha and will sport a 5-inch Super AMOLED 720p resolution screen, a 13 megapixel rear snapper, a 5 megapixel front facer, and a host of other mid-range specs (such as a 2,300 mAH battery). Some reports are suggesting the Galaxy A5 will have a price tag of around $400, which typically for Samsung is a touch on the pricey side.

The A7 will have a 5.5-inch display with 720p HD resolution, a 64-bit Snapdragon 610 with 1.5GB of RAM and probably the same camera configuration as the Galaxy A3. However, some reports suggest a Full HD 1080p screen is possible and up to 2GB of RAM.

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