Thursday , August 17 2017

Samsung Galaxy A3 and A5 coming to Australia this month

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Ausdroid has learned that Samsung’s Galaxy A series phones will be hitting Australian retail shelves this month.

The Galaxy A series phones are the successors to Samsung’s metal-clad Galaxy Alpha. They were announced back in October and carry the Alpha’s metal construction with some decent midrange hardware inside that brings the phones in at a more affordable price point for consumers.

Here’s the specs and photos, as we got them back in October:

Galaxy A3

  • 4.5” qHD Super AMOLED
  • 1.2GHz Quad-Core Processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB Internal memory + micro SD slot (up to 64GB)
  • 8MP rear camera, AF with LED Flash
  • 5.0MP front camera
  • Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth: 4.0(BLE, ANT+), NFC (LTE version only)
  • A-GPS/ GLONASS
  • Accelerometer, Proximity, Geo-magnetic, RGB ambient light, Hall Sensor
  • 4G: LTE Cat4 (150/50Mbps)
  • 3G: HSPA+ 42.2/5.76Mbps
  • Ultra Power Saving Mode, Changeable Theme (Natural, Classic, Casual, Romantic)
  • Android 4.4 (KitKat)
  • 130.1 x 65.5 x 6.9mm, 110.3g
  • 1,900 mAh battery

Galaxy A5

  • 5.0” HD Super AMOLED
  • 1.2GHz Quad-Core Processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB Internal memory + micro SD slot (up to 64GB)
  • 13MP rear camera, AF with LED Flash
  • 5.0MP front camera
  • Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth: 4.0(BLE, ANT+), NFC (LTE version only)
  • A-GPS/ GLONASS
  • Accelerometer, Proximity, Geo-magnetic, RGB ambient light, Hall Sensor
  • 4G: LTE Cat4 (150/50Mbps)
  • 3G: HSPA+ 42.2/5.76Mbps
  • Ultra Power Saving Mode, Changeable Theme (Natural, Classic, Casual, Romantic), Private Mode, Multi Screen, Quick Connect
  • Android 4.4 (KitKat)
  • 139.3 x 69.7 x 6.7mm, 123g
  • 2,300 mAh battery

Our tipster says we’re getting the black and white models, which seems consistent with Samsung’s past retail phones.

The Galaxy A3 will cost $429 and and Galaxy A5 $599. You should look for the phones at retail later this month.

Which of the Galaxy A series phones takes your fancy? Tell us in the comments!

 

Jason Murray   Deputy Editor

Before discovering the Nexus One, Jason thought he didn't need a smartphone. Now he can't bear to be without his Android phone. Jason hails from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane depending on his mood and how detailed a history you'd like. A web developer by day with an interest in consumer gadgets and electronics, he also enjoys reading comics and has a worryingly large collection of Transformers figures. He'd like to think he's a gamer, but his Wii has been in a box since he moved to Sydney, and his PlayStation Vita collection is quite lacking. Most mornings you'll find him tilting at various windmills on Twitter - follow @JM77 and say hi!

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8 Comments on "Samsung Galaxy A3 and A5 coming to Australia this month"

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Apichat
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Apichat

Big W starting to sell them unlocked A3 – $449 and A5 – $599 could not find them so I just ordered it off expansys 🙂

mabs
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mabs

For the same price as the A3 you can pick up an Alpha with top end specs being kicked out the door.

Joseph
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Joseph
Top end specs maybe, but consider that the battery capacity of the Alpha is only 1860 mAh whilst having to power those top end specs. This will give you barely 2h 30mins of screen on time. Also A3 is all metal build contributing to price. A3 also has micro SD slot. iPhone 6 battery has only 1810 mAh. Makes you wonder how stupid people are to actually pay for an iPhone. Desperate for a status symbol to fit in. Samsung needs to release an Alpha 2 with only two changes: much better battery and a back cover like the Samsung… Read more »
Johnnie Cardillo
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Johnnie Cardillo

None. Loving my note 3. It’s the best. Thanks Samsung

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Just…. Even if you don’t want to give a phone 2GB of RAM for marketing reasons, how about 1.5gigs? That little bit extra makes Chrome work so much more smoothly. It doesn’t cost much. Android needs it, and Samsung Android even more so.

manvi111
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manvi111

Deadly waiting for it.

kam
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Why is a phone with a qHD screen costs $429 and a HD screen costs $599 , that too with mediocre battery . Hasn’t Sammy learnt that lower specs and higher costs lead to a downspiral trend in their overall sales 🙁

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Any news on the A7 Jason?

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