Samsung has finally unveiled pricing and availability details for its upcoming Galaxy A Series smartphones aimed to rival Apple’s popular iPhone SE range. The new Galaxy A Series is designed to be accessible to Aussies who can’t or won’t fork out a thousand dollars for a phone. The Galaxy A will launch for a more accessible price without compromising on performance and style.
Two models have been announced: the A7 with a 5.7-inch display and the A5 with a 5.2 inch. Apart from size, the two models are almost identical. Both phones operate on Android Marshmallow with 3GB Ram and up to 32GB storage that’s expandable via the Micro SD slot. Fast charging, fingerprint scanner and Samsung Pay functionality via NFC are all included to make life easier.
The front and rear 16-megapixel cameras feature an accurate autofocus that results in vibrant and clear photos and quality selfies even in low-light conditions. Samsung has simplified the camera app by allowing users to touch anywhere on the screen to snap a photo and an easy swipe will shift between modes and filters for photography on the fly.
For the first time, Samsung has built the A Series to include IP68 water and dust resistant technology for surviving the elements. The key word here is resistant. The phones are not waterproof and only water resistant to 1.5 metres to save you from rain or an accidental spill.
The Galaxy A series is available in two stylish colours: Black Sky and Gold Sand. The A7 has an RRP of $799 while the A5 is available for $649. The Galaxy A Series hits Samsung’s online store Thursday 16th February with no details as of yet when you can get one from a retailer of a service provider.