Soon after the announcement of its disappointing Q3 2014 earnings on Friday, Samsung introduced a pair of shiny new devices – the Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5, its slimmest smartphones to date that might help lift the company out of the doldrums.
The Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 have sleek silver metallic body and are 6.7mm and 6.9mm thin respectively. Both devices feature 5MP front-facing cameras for super-sharp selfies. The Galaxy A5 is the higher spec’ed phone, with a 5-inch HD Super AMOLED screen, 2GB RAM, 1.2GHz Quad-core Processor and Li-Ion 2300 mAh battery.
The Galaxy A3 comes with a smaller 4.5-inch screen, same processor and 1GB RAM. The 13-megapixel camera in A5 drops down to 8-megapixel in A3.
The Galaxy A5 and A3 will launch in select markets including China in November 2014. Both devices will be available in different colors, including Pearl White, Midnight Black, Platinum Silver, Soft Pink, Light Blue and Champagne Gold colors. Samsung declined to comment on which other markets the phones will launch in, and how the phone will be priced.