Samsung’s next iteration of Galaxy A lineup of devices is now official. The successors come bundled with support for OIS, fingerprint scanner and Samsung Pay. Here is a list of key configuration details, release date and design features pertaining to the Galaxy A7, A5 and A3 (2016).
Speaking of release date, the Samsung Galaxy A7, A5 and A3 (2016) will reportedly hit the store shelves of China, towards the mid of December. This series will be released world-wide later. However, Samsung has not revealed the price yet.
Design-wise, the smartphones have rounded corners when compared to the predecessors, according to Phone Arena says. Overall, Samsung has used a concoction of metal and glass, similar to the flagship Galaxy S6. The devices come in three different colors namely Pearl, Platinum and Sapphire.
The fingerprint scanner, on the other hand, has been housed on the home button of the Galaxy A5 (2016) and Galaxy A7 (2016). As Galaxy A3 is an entry-level handset, there’s no scanner on board. In addition, the Samsung Pay apparently works with “both Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST) and Near Filed Communication (NFC) technologies,” Samsung Mobile Press reported.
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016)
The high-end Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) features a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display, combined with 1080p resolution. An octa-core processor powers the device, while Android 5.1 Lollipop OS runs under the hood. It comes backed by 3 GB of RAM and the internal storage capacity is 16 GB with microSD card slot for expansion.
According to Phone Arena, the bezels around the A7 have been reduced significantly and hence, it makes the device look sleek. There is a huge 3,300 mAh battery on board with support for rapid charging. The handset comes equipped with a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, OIS support and a 5-megapixel selfie clicker. As it turns out, Samsung will also be releasing a dual-SIM variant of the handset soon.
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)
The Galaxy A5 comes with a 5.2-inch Super AMOLED display and 1080p resolution. An octa-core processor powers the device with 2 GB of RAM on board. The handset comes equipped with 16 GB of expandable native storage. There is also a good 2,900 mAh battery unit on the mid-ranger.
Surprisingly, the camera unit is the same 13-megapixel senor with OIS support and a 5-megapixel secondary shooter, seen in the Galaxy A7. In addition, the Galaxy A5 will also come as a dual-SIM variant.
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016)
The Galaxy A3 (2016) is supposed to be an entry-level smartphone. However, Samsung has bumped the specifications significantly to make it look like a mid-ranger. The handset comes with a pocket-friendly 4.7-inch Super AMOLED display and 720p resolution. Except for the OIS support, this A3 also comes with the same camera unit seen in the A5 and A7.
Under the hood, a quad-core processor powers the handset with 1.5 GB of RAM on board. The device comes equipped with a good 16 GB of expandable storage and the battery cell has a capacity of 2,300 mAh. As expected, there is a dual-SIM variant of the Galaxy A3 as well.