As reported earlier, smartphone leader Samsung has released its mid-range Galaxy A5 and A3 in India.
As of now, Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 have been made available on Samsung's official India eStore for ₹25,500 and ₹20,500 respectively.
However, the details regarding the devices' availability in physical brick-and-mortar stores are yet to be revealed by the company.
For the uninitiated, Galaxy A5 sports metal based uni-body design like we see in the flagship Galaxy Alpha series. It sports a 5.0-inch HD super AMOLED display and runs on the Android 4.4 KitKat OS out-of-the-box.
Under the hood, it houses 1.2GHz Snapdragon 410 series SoC (System on Chip), 2GB RAM, 16GB inbuilt storage, 13.0-megapixel camera, 5.0-megapixel snapper on the front and a 2,300 mAh battery.
On the other hand, Galaxy A3 is lower-end model. It features 4.5-inch qHD display, Android 4.4 KitKat, 1.2GHz Snapdragon 410 quad-core CPU, 1GB RAM, 16GB memory, 8.0-megapixel camera, 5.0-megapixel front camera and a 1900 mAh battery.
Going by the specifications and exorbitant price-tag, Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 will find it tough to convince consumers.
Indians buyers are spoilt for choices with the market flooded with feature-rich Micromax YU Yureka, Xiaomi Redmi 4G, OnePlus One and others, which are priced much less compared to the Samsung phones.
Last week, besides Galaxy A5 and A3, Samsung had also unveiled new Galaxy E7 and E5 smartphones. These two E series handsets are slated to hit Indian stores on 20 January. [For specification details, scroll down]
Key specifications of Samsung Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3:
|Models||Samsung Galaxy A5||Samsung Galaxy A3|
|Display||5.0-inch HD (1280x720p) super AMOLED screen with Adaptive Display technology||4.5-inch qHD (540x960p) super AMOLED with Adaptive Display technology|
|OS||Android 4.4 KitKat||Android 4.4 KitKat|
|Processor||1.2GHz Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor||1.2GHz 410 quad-core processor|
|Storage Capacity||16GB, expandable up to 64GB||16GB, expandable up to 64GB|
|Battery||2,300 mAh with Ultra Power Saving Mode||1900 mAh with Ultra Power Saving Mode|
|Network||3G & 4G-LTE Cat.4 (in select markets)||3G & 4G-LTE Cat.4 (in select markets)|
|Add-ons||Bluetooth 4.0 (BLE, ANT+), NFC (in LTE models only), Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n), A-GPS/GLONASS,||Bluetooth 4.0 (BLE, ANT+), NFC (in LTE models only), Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n), A-GPS/GLONASS,|
|Dimensions||139.3 x 69.7 x 6.7 mm||130.1 x 65.5 x 6.9 mm|
|Weight||123 g||110.3 g|
[Image credit: Samsung Mobile Press]
Key Specifications of Samsung Galaxy E7 & Galaxy E5:
|Models||Samsung Galaxy E7||Samsung Galaxy E5|
|Display||5.5-inch HD (1280x720p) super AMOLED screen||5.0-inch HD (1280x720p) super AMOLED screen|
|OS||Android 4.4.4 KitKat||Android 4.4.4 KitKat|
|Processor||1.2GHz Snapdragon 410 quad-core CPU||1.2GHz Snapdragon 410 quad-core CPU|
|Storage capacity||16GB, expandable up to 64GB||16GB, expandable up to 64GB|
|Battery||2950 mAh||2400 mAh|
|Add-ons||Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 ), USB 2.0, A-GPS/GLONASS, Ultra Power Saving Mode, Private Mode, Shot & More||Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 ), USB 2.0, A-GPS/GLONASS, Ultra Power Saving Mode, Private Mode, Shot & More|
|Dimensions||151.3 x 77.2 x 7. 3 mm||141.6 x 70.2 x 7.3 mm|