Today Samsung launched the Galaxy A5 (2016) and Galaxy A7 (2016) in India, with both devices going on sale on February 15. The Galaxy A5 (2016) price is the equivalent of $433 (Rs. 29,400) and the Galaxy A5 (2016) price is around $492 (Rs. 33,400). This year the Galaxy A series features the same combination of metal chassis with a glass back we know from the Galaxy S and Note series.
The Galaxy A (2016) series aims to further strengthen and streamline Samsung’s mid-range offerings, and they’re definitely taking a few design cues from the flagship line, delivering premium looks in more affordable devices. Specs-wise the two are relatively similar with the main difference being size: the Galaxy A7 (2016) is a 5.5-inch device and the Galaxy A5 (2016) is 5.1 inches. Both devices include 2.5D Gorilla Glass 4 and come in gold, black or white.
Galaxy A (2016) specs
The Galaxy A7 (2016) specs include an octa-core Exynos 7580 chipset clocked at 1.6 GHz, 3 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage with microSD expansion up to 128 GB, separate dual-SIM tray, finger scanner, 13 MP main camera with OIS and f/1.9 aperture, 5 MP front-facing wide-angle camera and 3,300 mAh non-removable battery with Samsung’s fast-charging technology.
The Galaxy A5 (2015) specs include the same octa-core 1.6 GHz SoC, this time with 2 GB of RAM but also with 16 GB of storage plus microSD and dual-SIM slots. The Galaxy A5 (2016) also features the same 13 MP/5 MP camera assembly and fingerprint scanner, but it has a smaller 2,900 mAh non-removable battery. It also supports fast charging and both devices have Full HD Super AMOLED displays, Category 6 LTE and will run Android 5.1 Lollipop at launch.
What do you think of Samsung’s new mid-range offerings?