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Samsung Unveils Updated Galaxy A Series Smartphones

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Samsung updated its Galaxy A3, A5 and A7 smartphones with newer processors, better display, improved cameras as well as better build. Check out the details as to what has improved and what new features are included in updated Galaxy A Series Smartphones.

Meet Updated Galaxy A Series

JK Shin, CEO and Head of Samsung’s IT & Mobile Business said, “At Samsung, we are committed to continued innovation, inspired by the feedback and needs of our wide range of consumers”. He added,”With the introduction of the Galaxy A (2016), we took the consumer feedback on our original Galaxy A models and made thoughtful and impactful improvements offering consumers a seamless convergence of style and performance for their everyday lifestyles.”

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The current models of Galaxy A3, A5 and A7 have all-metal unibody design and now Samsung has incorporated glass into the updated models. The new phones look reminiscent of the Samsung Galaxy S6. The three smartphones boast of bigger display and higher screen resolutions.

Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 now feature 5.2-inch and 4.7-inch display sizes respectively as against the previous display of 5-inch and 4.5-inch respectively. The Galaxy A7 has same 5.5-inch display.

Screen Resolution

The original Galaxy A3 sported qHD (540×960 pixels) and now it sports HD 720×1280 pixels. On the other hand, Galaxy A5 resolution has been improved from HD 720×1280 pixels to full-HD 1080×1920 pixels. There’s no change in resolution of Galaxy A7 and it features the same full-HD 1080×1920 pixels resolution.

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The new Galaxy A3 packs 1.5GHz quad-core processor as compared to its predecessor 1.2GHz quad-core processor. The new Galaxy A5 runs on 1.6GHz octa-core SoC as against 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor. Processor of Galaxy A7 has been upgraded from 1.5GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 SoC to 1.6GHz octa-core SoC.


Now, Galaxy A5 and A7 come with optical image stabilisation feature to deliver more stable shots. Galaxy A3 camera has been improved from 8-megapixels to 13-megapixels. With this, all three smartphones come with 13-megapixel rear camera and 5-megapixel front camera.

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RAM and Storage

Galaxy A3 now boasts 1.5 GB RAM, A7 houses 3GB RAM and A5 RAM remains the same at 2GB. All the new handsets now come with 16GB inbuilt storage and supported microSD cards with improved capacities of 128GB.


The battery capacity of all three A series smartphones have been upgraded. Galaxy A3 now houses 2300mAh as compared to its predecessor with 1900mAh battery. Now, the Galaxy A5 and A7 are backed by 2900mAh and 3300mAh batteries respectively as compared to 2300mAh and 2600mAh batteries respectively.

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A quick look at Galaxy A Series Smartphones:

Specifications Samsung Galaxy A3 Samsung Galaxy A5 Samsung Galaxy A7
Display 4.7″ 5.2″ 5.5″
Dimensions 134.5 x 65.2 x 7.3mm 144.8 x 71.0 x 7.3mm 151.5 x 74.1 x 7.3mm
Internal Storage 16GB 16GB 16GB
Resolution 1280×720 pixels 1920×1080 pixels 1920×1080 pixels
Weight 132g 155g 172g
Processor 1.5GHz Quad Core 1.6GHz Octa Core 1.6GHz Octa Core
OS Android 5.1 Lollipop Android 5.1 Lollipop Android 5.1 Lollipop
Camera Rear Camera: 13 MP
Front Camera: 5 MP
Rear Camera: 13 MP
Front Camera: 5 MP
Rear Camera: 13 MP
Front Camera: 5 MP
Battery Capacity 2300 mAh 2900 mAh 3300 mAh
Fingerprint Sensor No Yes Yes

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