A lot has been said, written and commented on Samsung’s tryst with plastic devices and inhibition to move to a more premium construction material. It was only earlier this year that falling market share coupled with the rise of newcomers in the market such as Xiaomi that Samsung truly realised the threat to its pole position, as far as being the top player in mobile space was concerned. Not surprisingly, this prompted a move to a metallic chassis with the Galaxy Alpha and continued with the Galaxy Note 4.
However, if you thought that was just a start and more was to come, you were thinking right, as Samsung has announced two new smartphones, called the Galaxy A3 and A5. The new A series is expected to be the midrange series with metal predominently used in the chassis. Both the A3 and A5 are targeted at the young and vibrant, well-informed sections of the society and come in a nice unibody construction.
In terms of specifications, both the devices bleed mid range specs. The Galaxy A3 comes with a 4.5 inch qHD display and is powered by a 1.2 GHz Quad Core CPU with 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage. The camera on the unit is 8 MP and 5 MP on the front. It runs Android 4.4 with Touchwiz UI on top. The Galaxy A5 in comparison is slightly better spec’d coming in with a 5 inch 720 P Super AMOLED display with a 13 MP rear and a 5 MP front-facing camera. The device is powered by the same 1.2 GHz Quad Core SoC, though has 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage. Both the devices will come in a plethora of color choices such as pink, blue, black, white etc in November.