The second-generation Galaxy A-series trio has finally been officially unveiled.
Dubbed the Galaxy A3 (2016), Galaxy A5 (2016), and Galaxy A7 (2016), the trio comes with an updated metal and glass design, fingerprint scanners, and rear cameras equipped with optical image stabilization (OIS).
The smallest of the trio, and also the least expensive, is the Galaxy A3 (2016). It features a 4.7” 720p HD Super AMOLED display, 1.5GHz quad-core chipset, 1.5GB of RAM, 16GB expandable onboard storage, 13MP rear camera with f/1.9 aperture lens, 5MP front-facing camera with f/1.9 aperture lens, 2300mAh battery, LTE Cat.4 support, and optional dual-SIM support. The smartphone is 7.3mm thin and measures 132 grams.
The Galaxy A5 (2016) features a 5.2” 1080p Super AMOLED display, octa-core chipset clocked at 1.6 GHz, 2GB of RAM, 16GB onboard storage, 13MP rear camera with OIS, 5MP front-facing camera, fingerprint scanner with Samsung Pay support, and a 2900mAh capacity battery. Along with a bigger battery, the thickness has also increased to 7.3mm, while the weight has gone up to 155 grams. Connectivity features are similar to the A3 (2016).
The most impressive of the three new Galaxy A-series smartphones is the A7 (2016). It features a 5.5” 1080p Super AMOLED display, 1.6 GHz octa-core chipset, 3GB RAM, 16GB of onboard memory, 13MP rear camera with f/1.9 aperture and OIS, 5MP front-facing camera with f/1.9 aperture lens, fingerprint scanner with Samsung Pay support, 3300mAh battery with fast charging, and LTE Cat.6 network support. In terms of dimensions, the A7 (2016) is thicker than its predecessor at 7.3mm and also heavier at 172 grams. Like the A3 (2016) and A5 (2016), the Galaxy A7 (2016) will also be available in a dual-SIM version for select markets. On the software front, all three smartphones run on Android 5.1 Lollipop with Samsung’s TouchWiz UX on top.
The trio will make their debut starting with the Chinese market by the middle of this month. Global rollout is expected to begin early next year.