Samsung Mobile Bangladesh announced that the Korean giant’s two latest smartphones are heading to Bangladeshi market soon. Phones from Samsung Galaxy A series will see widespread release through a “30 Year Celebration Concert” of popular musical band Warfaze on 30th January in the capital.
The two smartphones that Samsung Mobile Bangladesh confirmed are Samsung Galaxy A3 and Samsung Galaxy A5. Both of these smartphones were launched in December 2014. The pricing of the new phones are yet to be announced, but since they have been available in other parts of the world, we can let you know the hardware specifications of the upcoming phones.
Samsung Galaxy A3
With a metallic body, which both Samsung Galaxy A3 and A5 have, the A3 has a 4.5-inch display with 540 x 960 pixels resolution. It has a Snapdragon 410 1.2 GHz quad-core processor (Cortex-A53) and Adreno 306 as graphics processor, coupled with 1 GB RAM and 16 GB storage.
The phone runs on Android 4.4.4 KitKat and there is no words yet on whether it will see the flavor of Lollipop. For photography addicts, it has an 8 MP camera on the back with autofocus and LED flash. Good news for selfie freaks, though; it has a 5 MP camera on the front. So your selfies may have higher resolution than most of your friends.
Samsung Galaxy A3 has GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, Accelerometer, proximity, compass and the usual tidbits that a mid-range smartphone should have. It has a non-removable 1900mAh battery. The LTE model of the phone has an NFC radio, but it’s a safe guess that the LTE model won’t be heading to Bangladesh anytime soon.
The phone takes a single Nano-SIM in its SIM slot, but there is a dual-SIM ‘Duos’ variant of the phone that takes two Nano SIM cards and has similar specification to the single-SIM model.
Samsung Galaxy A5
Similar to Samsung Galaxy A3, the Galaxy A5 also have a dual-SIM ‘Duos’ brother which takes two Nano SIM cards and have nearly identical specification to the Galaxy A5 single-SIM variant. Since we aren’t sure which model Samsung Mobile Bangladesh will start selling starting 30th of this month, we’re going to show the specifications of Galaxy A5.
Samsung Galaxy A5 has a 5-inch 720p HD display with same 1.2 GHz quad-core processor and Adreno 306 GPU under the hood. With 16 GB internal storage and 2 GB RAM, the phone packs an impressive 13 MP camera on the back but keeps the same 5 MP camera on the front from the A3. It also comes with Android 4.4.4 KitKat out of the box and misses any confirmation whether Lollipop will bless it anytime soon.
The only other change that you will notice in A5 when compared to A3 is the non-removable battery capacity. While Galaxy A3 has 1900mAh battery, A5 has a slightly bigger 2300 mAh battery which should give slightly more battery backup.
Since Samsung has not announced the pricing of the Samsung Galaxy A3 and Samsung Galaxy A5 in Bangladesh yet, we will have to wait a few more days until we can confirm what the pricing of these new phones will be. From the specifications, it’s clear that the A5 will cost more than the A3. What do you think the pricing of these phones should be?