Samsung plunged into the premium redesign era of its phone with the A-series that offered the full metal uni-body construction. This was a first for Samsung but not for the mobile industry. The A-series phones such as the A3 and A5 paved way to the full-fledged redesigning of the note series and the flagship s-series phones such as the s6 edge plus.
Now some snaps have leaked online indicating that Samsung has reconstructed these phones that are aimed at budget conscious consumer who would rather avoid the expensive flagships. Both the phones, A3 and A5 boast of the metal unibody and a glass back that give a premium look to the smartphone but will eventually become a fingerprint magnet. The phone looks very similar to the galaxy note 5. But somewhere along the line, the phone was designed to mimic the iPhone. The bottom has the speaker grill and the headphone jack like the iPhone. I might have mistaken the phone for an iPhone had it not been the micro-usb port instead of the lightning port.
The specs boasts of nothing new. The A3 and A5 come with a 4.7 and 5.2-inch screen with HD and full HD display resolution that make the images looks crispier and more colourful. Unmistakably present is the notorious Samsung’s home button. There is no information suggesting that an integrated fingerprint sensor will be present in the home buttons of A3 and A5.
Samsung has hinted that it intends to bring Samsung pay to wide range of devices and according to me, the A3 and A5 would be a good start in introducing the mobile payment service for the mid-ranged phones. The A3 and A5 have quad core and octa core exynos processors with 1.5 and 2 GB RAM respectively. Both the phone has a 12 MP camera on the back and a 5 MP one in the front.
It is yet unclear when the phones will see the light. I am eager to get my hands on this phone that offers flagship feel in a mid-ranged price package.