While Samsung has been plagued by leaks this year, we have noticeably not had any reports of a follow-up to this year’s Galaxy A series – namely, the Galaxy A3, A5, and A7.
Today, Samsung has officially unveiled the follow up to each device, and has chosen to eschew a new designation, naming its new Galaxy A devices the A3 (2016), A5 (2016), and A7 (2016). Dull, we know.
Each new Galaxy A device is made out of premium metal and glass as the original series was, yet now each handset comes equipped with a fingerprint scanner and supports Samsung Pay.
The entire range, however, has moved towards an upwardly premium end of the market, as Samsung’s new design language is now borne on lower-end devices.
This means that new A7’s specifications now approach those of the Galaxy S6 – meaning that the device comes equipped with a 5.5″ Full HD super AMOLED screen, 3GB of RAM and a 3,300mAh battery.
Both the new A7 and A5 share a yet unnamed 1.6Ghz processor, whereas the A3 instead carries a 1.3Ghz.
All of new Galaxy A models include a 13 megapixel primary camera and 5 megapixel front-facing camera, and will each carry 16GB of internal storage across the board.
The trio will be released in China this December, and will roll out to global markets starting in January.
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