Smartphone leader Samsung officially launched the new Galaxy A and E series mid-range handsets in India on Tuesday.
Samsung's metal-clad Galaxy A5 and A3 were originally unveiled back in October and now the company has announced the devices that will be made available later this month.
On the other hand, the new Galaxy E7 and Galaxy E5 are brand new E series devices from the company, thus making India the global launch pad.
Samsung's initiative of unveiling new devices in India is an example how times have changed and speaks volume of India's economic power, especially the smartphone market, which is said to be the world's third largest handset business arena (after China and USA).
India also has the distinction of being world's fastest smartphone market. IDC's (International Data Corporation) recent Q3 results have revealed a staggering growth of 80% year-on-year shipment of smartphones in India.
"As we embark in this New Year, Samsung heralds a new and exciting era with the introduction of compact, stylish and best-in-class technology smartphones in India," said Ken Kang, Senior Vice President, Mobile & IT, Samsung India
"Continuing our legacy of setting new standards for customer-centric innovation, we are focused on redefining the concept of offering revolutionary devices and expand our leadership position within the smartphone market," he added.
Samsung Galaxy A5, A3, E7 and E5 India price and release details:
Samsung has confirmed that Galaxy A5 and A3 will hit Indian stores next week for ₹25,500 and ₹20,500 respectively, reported AndroidOS.in
Whereas, the new Galaxy E7 and E5 will be released on 20 January for ₹23,000 and ₹19,300 respectively.
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|