The newest addition to the Samsung smartphone portfolio is the new Galaxy A or Alpha line, which models its devices based on the Galaxy Alpha launched earlier this summer. The Galaxy Alpha was praised by the crowds because of its premium feel and metal frame, but the phone doesn’t bring anything new to the Samsung portfolio aside from that. The new Samsung Alpha line will encompass the Galaxy A3, the Galaxy A5 and the Galaxy A7.
The Galaxy A3 is a mid-range smartphone with pretty average specs, including 4.52 inch AMOLED screen with a 540*960 resolution and a Snapdragon 410 64 bit CPU. The A3 will have 1 GB RAM and 8 GB internal storage, expandable via microSD card. Android L might be featured on the Galaxy A3, but that hasn’t been confirmed yet. The Galaxy A3 camera will an 8 MP sensor on the rear and a 5 MP sensor on the front. The Galaxy A3 price will probably be around $350, which is kind of expensive for such an entry-level phone, but it remains to be seen whether a metal build will be included in the phone to make it more worth the money.
The Galaxy A5 specs also border the mid-range category and the handset is set for a November release date. The Galaxy A5 price will be around $400 and $450, and the handset will feature a 5 inch Super AMOLED display as well as a Snapdragon 400 CPU, but rumors say that a 64 bit configured Snapdragon 410 might also be an option for the Galaxy A5. The handset will have a 13 MP rear camera and a 5 MP front sensor, 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage expandable via microSD card. Benchmarks have shown Android 4.4.4 KitKat on the Galaxy A5, but if there will be a 64 bit configuration available, we should see Android L in the picture, too. The Galaxy A5 battery will supposedly be a 2330 mAH battery, which should last for a day or two of mixed use.
The Galaxy A7, on the other hand, is a larger unit in the Alpha line, with a 5.5 inch Super AMOLED Full HD display, dual SIM slots, LTE and will retail for $450-$500. The Galaxy A7 might be a device that will launch only in select countries, but Samsung hasn’t confirmed availability just yet. We don’t know what’s under the hood in the Galaxy A7 either, but we suppose it will be a mid-range tentative, the same as its brothers, the Galaxy A5 and A3. We might be surprised, in the end.
The Galaxy A5 has been pegged for a November launch, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it will be launched alone. We might end up seeing the full line-up being introduced by Samsung next month, so keep an eye out for an exact date and maybe some details on how much power the A7 will pack in the end.