Samsung Malaysia will be launching its Galaxy A series this coming Thusday, 8th January 2015. Ahead of its local launch event, the Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 are said to be priced at RM899 and RM1,199 respectively.
A quick check at Lelong reveals that some dealers have started selling the new Galaxy A smart phones that claimed to be official Samsung Malaysia stocks. We’ve spotted a Galaxy A3 being offered as low as RM799 and a Galaxy A5 from RM1,069.
To recap on the specs, the Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 are running on a newer 1.2GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 410 processor and both models support 4G LTE. The Galaxy A5 is the higher spec of the two with a 5″ HD 720p Super AMOLED display, 2GB RAM, 16GB of storage, 13MP + 5MP camera and a 2,300mAh battery. It weighs 123 grams and maintains the same thickness of 6.7mm as the Galaxy Alpha.
Meanwhile the Galaxy A3 is a notch below with a smaller 4.5″ display that pushes a qHD (960×540) resolution and interestingly it is listed to have 1.5GB of RAM instead of just 1GB when it was announced a few months ago. Like the Galaxy A5, it also gets 16GB of storage which can be expanded via microSD. The back camera features a lower 8MP unit while the front still maintains a selfie-happy 5MP shooter. Packing a slightly lower capacity 1,900mAh battery, the Galaxy A3 is lighter than the Galaxy A5 at 110.3 grams but it’s slightly thicker at 6.9mm.
Thanks Charles for the heads up!
Samsung Galaxy A5 Hands-on Photos
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