So reliant on plastic, even for so-called “flagship” devices, the rulers of the mobile empire have transitioned to aluminum at last. Forget metal accents and sides, the Galaxy A3 and A5 rock “beautifully crafted” aluminum unibodies.
Samsung says the pair will be up for grabs “in select markets including China” starting November, so all shall be revealed soon.
Equipped with quad-core 1.2 GHz processors (Snapdragons 410, in all likelihood), the two run Android 4.4 KitKat out the box. 16 GB internal storage space is standard on both, and 5 MP selfie-friendly front cameras are another thing they have in common.
Screen resolution and size is one of the key areas they each go their own way, the A3 sporting a qHD 4.5-inch Super AMOLED panel, and the A5 a larger and higher-res 5-inch HD. The bigger family member is also beefier, thanks to 2 gigs of RAM pre-installed and a 13 MP rear snapper with LED Flash.