Samsung goes glass and metal with their new lineup of mainstream smartphones

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Samsung has been restructuring their mobile phone portfolio since 2014 and with the both the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge and Galaxy Note5 announced, it is clear that Samsung is no longer interested in building plastic phones. While their flagship lineup has been given the refresh this year, today Samsung is giving their premium Galaxy A lineup a brand new look for 2016.

What's next for Samsung? — Arguably Samsung has chosen the right path to innovate from the ground up with higher quality materials and innovating closely to Apple's terms meaning that not every year will we be able to see flashy new flagship devices with a radically improved feature set across the board. But the important thing is the they have taken the first step. Continue reading.
By brand new look, it basically looks a lot like the Galaxy S6 all around, there's even the same camera bump on the back. With a metal and glass build just like Samsung's 2015 flagship phones, the new 2016 Galaxy A3, A5, and A7 has been given a nice upgrade from the metal unibody design of the original Galaxy A series. But unlike the Galaxy S6, the new 2016 Galaxy A series comes loaded with a microSD card slot despite the glass and metal build.

Other features include an optional Dual SIM variant which is most likely coming to Malaysia, support for Samsung Pay, Samsung KNOX, two new f1.9 camera, Bluetooth 4.1, support for Fast Charging and also the inclusion of a fingerprint scanner on the home button. All three devices feature the exact same design and feature set and the only difference is in terms of the internal hardware and the actual size of the device. At launch, the 2016 Galaxy A series will be running Android 5.1 Lollipop and will most likely be upgraded to Android 6.0 Marshmallow sometime in 2016.

Samsung will start rolling out the new 2016 Galaxy A3, A5 and A7 in China in mid-December and other regions will receive the new 2016 Galaxy A series sometime next year. In terms of pricing, expect the prices of the new models to be similar to that of the existing Galaxy A models.

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016)

  • 5.5" 1080P Super AMOLED
  • 1.6GHz Octa-core CPU
  • 3GB RAM
  • 16GB expandable memory
  • 13MP f1.9 rear camera
  • 5MP f1.9 front camera
  • 3,300mAh battery
  • 151.5 x 74.1 x 7.3mm (172g)

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) 

  • 5.2" 1080P Super AMOLED
  • 1.6GHz Octa-core CPU
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB expandable memory
  • 13MP f1.9 rear camera
  • 5MP f1.9 front camera
  • 2,900mAh battery
  • 144.8 x 71 x 7.3mm (155g)

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016)

  • 4.7" 720P Super AMOLED
  • 1.6GHz Quad-core CPU
  • 1.5GB RAM
  • 16GB expandable memory
  • 13MP f1.9 rear camera
  • 5MP f1.9 front camera
  • 2,300mAh battery
  • 134.5 x 65.2 x 7.3mm (132g)

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