Samsung Launches The Galaxy A3, A5 and A7

Samsung has announced the launch of the new Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7, the 2016 lineup of their premium but less-than-flagship devices.  The three devices range in size from a 4.7″ screen on the A3 up to a 5.5″ display on the A7.  All three feature aluminum and glass designs to give you that premium feel.  On the A5 and the A7, you also can take advantage of Samsung Pay for contactless payments while all three devices have a 13MP rear facing camera (with OIS for the A5 and A7) for taking photos and a 5MP front facing camera for selfies.

While there was no price lineup provided by Samsung on these new devices, based on previous years, we can likely expect them to top out at $400.

Samsung Press Release and Specifications of The Galaxy A3, A5 and A7

Here then is the full Press Release from the company announcing the new devices and you will find all of the specifications for the devices in the release.  It looks like we can expect these devices to start hitting the global markets later this month.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd today announced its latest Galaxy A smartphones that offer premium design, easy mobile payment technology, and enhanced camera features. The Galaxy A (2016) incorporates Samsung’s latest in innovative design and technology, giving consumers the ability to expresses their individuality with powerful performance in three screen size options: 5.5-inch for the A7, 5.2-inch for the A5 and 4.7-inch for the A3

“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.”
The Galaxy A (2016) continues the latest Samsung Galaxy design heritage, combining metal and glass to create a beautifully harmonious premium design. The new Galaxy A provides superior viewing experience with narrower bezel.
Now the Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 (2016) support Samsung Pay, Samsung’s simple, safe and virtually anywhere mobile payment service. Protected by fingerprint verification, Samsung Pay works with both Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST) and Near Filed Communication (NFC) technologies.
The Galaxy A (2016) also comes equipped with an enhanced camera system for both brighter and clearer photos and videos. This advanced system includes Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) to prevent image blurring, as well as a front and rear F1.9 lens to allow users to take the optimum photos in dark conditions. What’s more, with Samsung’s Quick Launch feature, double clicking the home button launches the camera in less than a second. Consumers can also take their best selfie yet with features including Wide Selfie, Palm Selfie and Beautifying Effects..
The Galaxy A (2016) will be available in China in mid-December 2015 and will be expanded to global markets.

Full details and product images are available at www.samsungmobilepress.com

Galaxy A7 (2016)

  • LTE Cat.6 * May differ by markets and mobile operators

    Samsung Galaxy A7
    Samsung Galaxy A7
  • 5.5-inch FHD (1920×1080) Super AMOLED display
  • 1.6GHz Octa Core chipset
  • Android 5.1 (Lollipop)
  • 13MP OIS (F1.9) rear camera, 5MP (F1.9) front camera
  • MP4,M4V,3GP,3G2,WMV,ASF,AVI,FLV,MKV,WEBM
  • MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA
  • MST technology(Samsung Pay), Samsung KNOX, S-Voice, Dual SIM option, Samsung Pay launches may vary by market-readiness
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth® v 4.1, ANT+, USB 2.0, NFC (UICC, eSE)
  • Accelerometer, Proximity, Geomagnetic, RGB Light, Hall Fingerprint scanner
  • 3GB RAM + 16GB Storage, Micro SD slot (up to 128GB)
  • 151.5 x 74.1 x 7.3mm, 172g
  • 3,300mAh battery, Fast Charging

Galaxy A5 (2016)

  • LTE Cat.6 * May differ by markets and mobile operators
  • 5.2-inchFHD (1920×1080) Super AMOLED display
  • 1.6GHz Octa Core chipset
  • Android 5.1 (Lollipop)
  • 13MP OIS rear camera, 5MP front camera
  • MP4,M4V,3GP,3G2,WMV,ASF,AVI,FLV,MKV,WEBM
  • MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA
  • MST technology(Samsung Pay), Samsung KNOX, S-Voice, Dual SIM option Samsung Pay launches may vary by market-readiness
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth® v 4.1, ANT+, USB 2.0,
    NFC (UICC, eSE)
  • Accelerometer, Proximity, Geomagnetic, RGB Light, Hall Fingerprint scanner
  • 2GB RAM + 16GB Storage, Micro SD slot (up to 128GB)
  • 144.8 x 71.0 x 7.3mm , 155g
  • 2,900mAh battery, Fast Charging

Galaxy A3 (2016)

  • LTE Cat.4 * May differ by markets and mobile operators
  • 4.7-inch HD (1280×720) Super AMOLED
  • 1.5 GHz Quad Core
  • Android 5.1 (Lollipop)
  • 13MP (F1.9), Front : 5MP (F1.9)
  • MP4,M4V,3GP,3G2,WMV,ASF,AVI,FLV,MKV,WEBM
  • MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA
  • Samsung KNOX, S-Voice, Dual SIM option
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth® v 4.1, ANT+, USB 2.0, NFC (UICC)
  • Accelerometer, Proximity, Geomagnetic, RGB Light, Hall
  • 1.5GB RAM + 16GB Storage, Micro SD slot (up to 128GB)
  • 134.5 x 65.2 x 7.3mm, 132g
  • 2,300mAh battery

* OIS, Fingerprint Scanner and Samsung Pay only support A5, A7

* Features and functions will vary by market.

* All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

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