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Samsung today announced the latest Galaxy A series which will be available in Ireland in two variants, the 5.2-inch A5 and 4.7-inch A3 models.

The Galaxy A and a metal frame and 3D glass back that can be seen as a continuation of Samsung’s design choices found in the S and Note range. The Galaxy A comes in four colours including Black Sky, Gold Sand, Blue Mist and Peach Cloud.

 

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The Samsung Galaxy A5 in Gold Sand

 

“At Samsung, we are always trying to ensure our customers have the most advanced products on the market,” said DJ Koh, President of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. “The latest Galaxy A series is a testament to this. We integrated our unique approach to design as well as the features Galaxy customers have come to love to provide added performance without compromising on style.”

The advanced camera technology found in the A series now offers super-accurate autofocus, which should help users who are taking photos in low-light conditions.

 

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The Samsung Galaxy A3 in Black Sky

 

The Galaxy A also includes many of the features found in the flagship Galaxy S7 smartphone:

  • The Galaxy A series offers IP68 water and dust resistance, allowing it to withstand elements including rain, sweat, sand and dust.
  • Fast Charging enables users to get their device back to full power faster than ever before. The Galaxy A is also equipped with a reversible USB Type-C port for easy connectivity.
  • Always on Display allows users to check for key notifications without waking up the device, saving both time and battery life.
  • Increased memory and microSD support up to 256GB

Available from early February, Irish consumers can also pre-order the new Galaxy A3 & A5 from 20th January through retail partners nationwide.

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Product Specifications:

 

 Galaxy A5 2017
NetworkLTE Cat.6 * May differ by markets and mobile operators
Display5.2” FHD Super AMOLED
AP1.9GHz Octa Core
OSAndroid 6.0.16 (Marshmallow)
CameraFront & Rear: 16MP (F1.9)
VideoMPEG4, H.265(HEVC), H.264(AVC), H.263, VC-1, MP43, WMV7, WMV8, VP8, VP9
AudioMP3, AAC LC/AAC+/eAAC+,AMR-NB, AMR-WB, WMA, FLAC, Vorbis, Opus
Additional featuresSamsung KNOX, S-Voice
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth® v 4.2, ANT+,

USB Type-C, NFC (UICC, eSE)

SensorAccelerometer, Proximity, Geomagnetic, RGB Light, Hall

Fingerprint scanner, Barometer

IP CodeIP68
Memory3GB RAM + 32GB Storage

Micro SD slot (up to 256GB)

Dimension146.1 x 71.4 x 7.9mm
Battery3,000mAh, Fast Charging

  

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) Product Specifications:

 

 Galaxy A3 2017
NetworkLTE Cat.6 * May differ by markets and mobile operators
Display4.7” HD Super AMOLED
AP1.6 GHz Octa Core
OSAndroid 6.0.16 (Marshmallow)
CameraRear : 13MP (F1.9), Front : 8MP (F1.9)
VideoMPEG4, H.265(HEVC), H.264(AVC), H.263, VC-1, MP43, WMV7, WMV8, VP8, VP9
AudioMP3, AAC LC/AAC+/eAAC+,AMR-NB, AMR-WB, WMA, FLAC, Vorbis, Opus
Additional featuresSamsung KNOX, S-Voice
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth® v 4.2, ANT+,

USB Type-C, NFC (UICC)

SensorAccelerometer, Proximity, Geomagnetic, RGB Light, Hall, Fingerprint Scanner, Barometer
IP CodeIP68
Memory2GB RAM + 16GB Storage

Micro SD slot (up to 256GB)

Dimension135.4 x 66.2 x 7.9mm
Battery2,350mAh
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