Samsung on Tuesday announced the launch of its new Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5, Galaxy E5 and Galaxy E7 smartphones in the Indian market. While A3 and A5 have been available in select markets for some time, E5 and E7 are brand new Android smartphones from the company.“As we embark in this New Year, Samsung heralds a new and exciting era with the introduction of four compact, stylish and best-in-class technology smart phones in India. Demonstrating our commitment to the consumers here, we have selected India as the first country to launch GALAXY E7 and E5 smart phones globally. Continuing our legacy of setting new standards for customer-centric innovation, we are focused on redefining the concept of offering revolutionary devices and expand our leadership position within the smart phone market,” said Ken Kang, Senior Vice President, Mobile & IT, Samsung India.
Talking about the Samsung Galaxy A3 and A5 smartphones first, the phones sport a metal frame like Galaxy Alpha and come with specifications like 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor, Android 4.4.4 with TouchWiz UI, 5MP front shooter, 16GB of internal storage and microSD card slot.
The Galaxy A3 features a 4.5-inch qHD Super AMOLED display, 1GB of RAM, 8MP rear camera and 1900 mAh battery, while A5 packs 5-inch HD Super AMOLED display, 2GB of RAM, 13MP rear camera and 2300 mAh battery.
Coming to Galaxy E5 and E7, the smartphones also come with Android 4.4.4, Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor, 5MP front shooter, 16GB of internal storage, microSD card slot and Android 4.4
The Galaxy E5 features a 5-inch HD Super AMOLED display, 2400 mAh battery, 8MP rear camera and 1.5GB of RAM. On the other hand, Galaxy E7 includes 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display, 13MP rear camera, 2GB of RAM and 2950 mAh battery.
Samsung has stated that Galaxy A3 will retail for INR 20,500, Galaxy A5 for INR 25,500, Galaxy E5 for INR 19,300 and Galaxy E7 for INR 23,000 in the country. A-series smartphones go on sale next week and E-series will be available beginning January 20.
Samsung Galaxy A-series will get special double data packs for six months from Airtel, while E-series will get 2GB of free 3G data for two months from Vodafone.
Is it just me or is there an extra zero in each of those prices?
I get it that SS these days gets away with ridiculous pricing, but even by their standards, this is massive WTF! Ok, so they’ve got a metal frame, but putting lipstick on pigs don’t make them any more worthwhile.
Even for a SS aficionado, the GS4 @ ~20k represents so much more value IMO even though it’s a nearly two year old device.
I was waiting for Galaxy A3 for about 3-4 months. I would have bought it even if it had been priced around 23-24K (provided CM added that device in their official device list)
I think there is some mistake,…The Samsung Galaxy A3 have 1.5 GB RAM, where as it is written 1 GB only…Kindly rectify the mistake. and these smartphones are really cool and bold.
No, Samsung Galaxy A3 has 1GB of RAM. Refer to Samsung website – http://samsungmobilepress.com/2014/10/31/GALAXY-A3-1#Tech as well as a slide from today’s launch – https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B6phQHyCcAARvyL.jpg
a5 and e7 are looking good.
Can you please tell whether Samsung will release a SINGLE SIM version in India / or anywhere around the globe?
I seems E5 and E& a going the Grand way…They look so much like Grand…If metal was so important on Phones…I’ll order a metal case…
Samsung is out of ideas…
So many so late, I opted for a Moto G few weeks ago. These are as all @SamsungMobileIN phones grossly overpriced
Overall, the Galaxy A5 is an important step forward in terms of design. With the performance of most devices being very similar for daily tasks, Samsung has found it hard to differentiate and convince users that its premium priced devices are worth the money.