Samsung in the beginning of this month revealed its second-generation of Galaxy A smartphones,namely the Galaxy A3 (2016), Galaxy A5 (2016) and Galaxy A7 (2016). The company also promised that the handsets will go on sale in China starting mid-December.
The South Korean company, as promised, this week started selling its Galaxy A5 (2016) and Galaxy A7 (2016) smartphones in China. Both the phones are now also listed with prices on Samsung’s official China site. The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) and Galaxy A7 (2016) have been priced at CNY 2,398 (approximately Rs. 25,000) and CNY 2,699 (approximately Rs. 28,000) respectively.
The smallest sibling of the new trio of Galaxy A series, the Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016), is yet to be listed by the company.
To refresh, the Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) features a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) resolution Super Amoled display and packs an octa-core SoC clocked at 1.6GHz, clubbed with 3GB of RAM. It features a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and optical image stabilisation (OIS) and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. Both sport f/1.9 aperture lenses. The smartphone houses 16GB of inbuilt storage, which can be further expanded via microSD card (up to 128GB). The Galaxy A7 (2016) supports LTE Cat. 6 connectivity besides Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, ANT+, USB 2.0 and NFC connectivity options. Measuring 151.5×74.1×7.3mm, the handset weighs 172 grams and is backed by a 3300mAh battery, which also supports fast charging. Accelerometer, proximity, geomagnetic sensors and a fingerprint scanner are also included.
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) shares most of the specifications with the Galaxy A7 (2016), but with some minor changes. It sports a smaller 5.2-inch full-HD Super Amoled display, 2GB of RAM, and 2900mAh battery with fast charging. It measures 144.8×71.0×7.3mm and weighs 155 grams.
The fourth member of the new Galaxy A-series smartphones, the Galaxy A9, is also rumoured to launch soon.