Until last year, Samsung was pretty adamant on using plastic as the primary choice of material for its smartphones. Business dynamics and competition however, led them to soften their stance that resulted into Galaxy Alpha – their first Android phone with a metal frame. Today, the Korean giant has unveiled the Galaxy A3 and the Galaxy A5 and in a complete change of strategy, the phones are the first ones from Samsung to boast a full unibody metal design. Samsung has even managed to shave off the fat with a really slim design, which stands at 6.7mm for the Galaxy A5 and 6.9mm for the Galaxy A3.
Apart from the looks, the mid-range devices have not much to write about except for the fact that it now has a 5 megapixel front-facing camera for better quality selfies and Super AMOLED Displays.
Both devices are powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor but the A5 is understandably superior with 2GB of RAM, 5-inch 720p HD display, 13 megapixel main camera, 2300mAh battery and features like Private Mode, Ultra Power Saving Mode, Multiscreen and more.
In comparison, the Galaxy A3 has 1GB RAM, 4.5-inch qHD display, 8 megapixel camera and 1900mAh battery.
The phones will launch next month starting from China in variety of colour options.