News by Josh Dasey on Wednesday December 02, 2015.
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Samsung launched its new Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5, and Galaxy A7 2016 Edition smartphones earlier today, although at the time of the unveiling the company did not mention prices or specific dates for release. Never fear as Sammy has now spilled the proverbial beans and told us exactly how much these handsets will cost and where and when you will be able to get them.As we mentioned earlier (although it was just a rumor then), Samsung will roll out the new Galaxy A series smartphones in China first, with the handsets landing in the country from mid-December. The rest of the world will get the handsets in January, including Europe where the devices have already been priced. Considering the US dollar is running almost equal to the Euro these days, the released prices show us how much the Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5, and Galaxy A7 should cost in the United States. The Galaxy A3 will set you back ?/$329 at launch, the A5 price tag is locked at ?/$ 399, and while Samsung is still being coy on the price of the Galaxy A7 we think it is reasonable to think it will cost $499. Once again Samsung has delivered very appealing devices and has priced them way to high. The company is asking premium prices for handsets that do not match the cost, it is something Samsung has been doing for years. However, these days it is a more dangerous tactic as there are numerous potent (read better) alternatives to the Galaxy A's in all price points. Do you agree?
Josh is our European editor, tackling news events, reviews, and new items from his UK home. As a former HTC marketing employee, Josh is close to the industry and bring his experience to MobileBurn.