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Samsung Unveils Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5, and Galaxy A7 2016 Editions

News by Josh Dasey on Wednesday December 02, 2015.

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And just like that we have three new Samsung Galaxy handsets. Have weeks of rumors and leaks the South Korean giant has unveiled the new Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5, and Galaxy A7 2016 editions, which will tackle the budget and mid-range markets. Of course, this is how Samsung rolls, sending out devices in rapid first fashion, although we are still waiting on a sequel to the Galaxy A8 and a rumored Galaxy A9.

Those handsets will probably be launched in January, so let's focus on the new Galaxy A series smartphones that were launched today.

All devices borrow heavily from the design language found on Samsung's flagship Galaxy S6, which means we get a very good-looking set of handsets for their price, all constructed from metal and glass.

Galaxy A7

Larger, faster, and better looking are quick keywords to the Galaxy A7. The handset comes with a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED screen with 1080p Full HD resolution, a Exynos 7 processor clocked at 1.6GHz, 3GB of RAM, a 13 megapixel rear camera, 5 megapixel front facing lens, and an ample 3300 mAh battery. The device also gets a fingerprint scanner embedded in the home button.

Galaxy A5

The Galaxy A5 is really the smaller version of the A7, sharing many of the same specs (and exactly the same design), minus a few details. The A5 gets a smaller 5.2-inch panel, although it is still a 1080p resolution display. There is only 2GB of RAM in the Galaxy A5 compared to 3GB in the A7, while the smaller device gets a 2900mAh juicer.

Galaxy A3

The Galaxy A3 is for those Samsung customers who want something more compact and more budget friendly. It sports a 4.7-inch screen with 720p resolution, a quad-core Exynos 7580 chipset, 1.5 GB of RAM. A 13 megapixel rear camera, a 5 megapixel front shooter, and a 2300mAh battery.

The three Galaxy A smartphones will be launching in China during December, while they will start shipping globally in January. The devices will all ship with Android 5.1 Lollipop, but a later upgrade to Android 6.0 Marshmallow is all but guaranteed at some point. Samsung has yet to offer pricing for the Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5, or the Galaxy A7 2016 editions.

At Samsung, we are committed to continued innovation, inspired by the feedback and needs of our wide range of consumers," said JK Shin, CEO and Head of Samsung's IT & Mobile Business. "With the introduction of the Galaxy A (2016), we took the consumer feedback on our original Galaxy A models and made thoughtful and impactful improvements offering consumers a seamless convergence of style and performance for their everyday lifestyles.

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