Samsung has finally announced the new Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 and it seems that the new phones will have full metal unibodies, to our surprise. The Galaxy A5, A3 and A7 are the three new Samsung mid-rangers that were inspired by the metallic Galaxy Alpha smartphone. The Galaxy Alpha has been praised for the metal frame Samsung finally decided to include in the design. The Galaxy Alpha is the first Samsung smartphone to sport such a design, followed by the Galaxy Note 4. The Galaxy A5 and A3 take Samsung’s design a step further with full metal unibodies which should end up looking great and attracting a lot of attention.
Samsung has run into some issues regarding the Galaxy line, and even though the Galaxy S5 is among the best selling smartphones of the year, we can’t say the same about the Galaxy Core, Galaxy Young, Galaxy Grand, Galaxy Mega, Galaxy Round or other Galaxy iterations. Samsung has seen a decrease in revenue and sales for the Galaxy smartphone line and in consequence, the choice of metal unibody for the new Galaxy A5 and A3 might come as a salvaging strategy. Besides having metal bodies meant to shine, the Galaxy A5 and A will also be the thinnest phones from Samsung ever, which should only add to their popularity. Thin phones like the marvelous new Oppo R5, Gionee Elife S5.1 and even the iPhone 6 are becoming increasingly popular and Samsung might want to take advantage of the trend with the new Galaxy A5 and A3.
While we don’t know much about the Galaxy A7, we’re fairly sure that Samsung will hold fast and keep the metal design for the third smartphone in the new A-line. The Galaxy A5 measures only 6.7 mm thickness while the A3 measures 6.9 mm, surprisingly close to the iPhone 6 measurements. The Galaxy A5 specs include a 5.0 inch HD Super AMOLED display, a 13 MP rear camera, 5 MP front camera and the handset will be powered by an unnamed quad core CPU clocked at 1. GHz backed by GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage expandable via microSD card. The Galaxy A5 battery will be a 2300 mAH one, which should provide enough juice for a day or two of mixed use. The Galaxy A5 sibling, the A3 will sport a 4.5 inch HD Super AMOLED display alongside an 8 MP rear camera, 1 GB RAM and a slightly smaller 1900 mAH battery. Otherwise, the Galaxy A5 and A3 will sport the same specs, including CPU and software.
Samsung will also pack some new features into the camera on the Galaxy A5 and A3, including animated GIF, rear-cam selfie mode, palm selfie, wide selfie and beauty face features. The slefie trend has become of interest to many companies and the selfie-centered phone is becoming quite popular. Like HTC embraced the trend with the HTC Desire Eye and the new Eye Experience software, it seems that Samsung is admitting that maybe the crowd that is into selfies will appreciate a stylish phone that can also offer great camera features. The Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 will be available in Champagne Gold, Light Blue, Midnight Black, Soft Pink, Platinum Silver and Pearl White. The bad news is that momentarily, the new phones from Samsung will only go on sale in select markets such as China, starting sometime next month.