Dec 02 AT 10:06 AM Nick Gray 0 Comments

Samsung unveils three new smartphones in its 2016 Galaxy A lineup

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Samsung’s Galaxy S lineup seems to get all the attention, but you should definitely check out the company’s new Galaxy A lineup for 2016 if you’re in the market for a great mid-range smartphone. The new Samsung Galaxy A7, A5 and A3 are all built with aluminum and glass, but the internal specifications of the phones are all slightly different, diminishing along with their screen sizes.

The Samsung Galaxy A7 sports the best list of specs, with a 5.5-inch FHD (1920×1080) Super AMOLED display, 1.6GHz octa-core processor, 3GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, microSD card slot, fingerprint scanner, 13-megapixel main camera with optical image stabilization, 5-megapixel front-facing camera and 3,300mAh battery. The Galaxy A5′s specs get bumped down to a 5.2-inch FHD display with 2GB of RAM and a 2,900mAh battery, while the Galaxy A3 only has a 4.7-inch 720p display with 1.5GB of RAM and loses OIS and the fingerprint scanner.

Samsung is planning to release all three phones in China by the middle of this month, with global availability expected in early Q1 of 2016. Pricing for the three phones isn’t yet available, but we’re sure they will not be the cheapest mid-range smartphones once they do go on sale.

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016)

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  • Network: LTE Cat.6
  • Display: 5.5-inch FHD (1920×1080) Super AMOLED
  • AP: 1.6GHz Octa Core
  • OS: Android 5.1 (Lollipop)
  • Camera: Rear: 13MP OIS (F1.9), Front: 5MP (F1.9)
  • Video: MP4,M4V,3GP,3G2,WMV,ASF,AVI,FLV,MKV,WEBM
  • Audio: MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA
  • Additional features: MST technology(Samsung Pay), Samsung KNOX, S-Voice, Dual SIM option
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth® v 4.1, ANT+, USB 2.0, NFC (UICC, eSE)
  • Sensor: Accelerometer, Proximity, Geomagnetic, RGB Light, Hall Fingerprint scanner
  • Memor: 3GB RAM + 16GB Storage
  • Micro SD slot (up to 128GB)
  • Dimension: 151.5 x 74.1 x 7.3mm, 172g
  • Battery: 3,300mAh, Fast Charging

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)

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  • Network: LTE Cat.6
  • Display: 5.2-inchFHD (1920×1080) Super AMOLED
  • AP: 1.6GHz Octa Core
  • OS: Android 5.1 (Lollipop)
  • Camera: 13MP OIS(rear), 5MP (front)
  • Video: MP4,M4V,3GP,3G2,WMV,ASF,AVI,FLV,MKV,WEBM
  • Audio: MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA
  • Additional features: MST technology(Samsung Pay), Samsung KNOX, S-Voice, Dual SIM option
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth® v 4.1, ANT+, USB 2.0,
  • NFC (UICC, eSE)
  • Sensor: Accelerometer, Proximity, Geomagnetic, RGB Light, Hall Fingerprint scanner
  • Memory: 2GB RAM + 16GB Storage
  • Micro SD slot (up to 128GB)
  • Dimension: 144.8 x 71.0 x 7.3mm , 155g
  • Battery: 2,900mAh, Fast Charging

Samsung  Galaxy A3 (2016)

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  • Network: LTE Cat.4
  • Display: 4.7-inch HD (1280×720) Super AMOLED
  • AP: 1.5 GHz Quad Core
  • OS: Android 5.1 (Lollipop)
  • Camera: Rear: 13MP (F1.9), Front: 5MP (F1.9)
  • Video: MP4,M4V,3GP,3G2,WMV,ASF,AVI,FLV,MKV,WEBM
  • Audio: MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA
  • Additional features: Samsung KNOX, S-Voice, Dual SIM option
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth® v 4.1, ANT+, USB 2.0, NFC (UICC)
  • Sensor: Accelerometer, Proximity, Geomagnetic, RGB Light, Hall
  • Memory: 1.5GB RAM + 16GB Storage
  • Micro SD slot (up to 128GB)
  • Dimension: 134.5 x 65.2 x 7.3mm, 132g
  • Battery: 2,300mAh

Source: Samsung

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started HTCsource.com (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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