Right after Galaxy S5’s fail, Samsung decided that it is the right time to start building a more premium Galaxy smartphone series. Last year, this series finally started to take shape with the announcement of the Galaxy Alpha, which was the first Samsung smartphone to sport a metal frame (goodbye to all that plastic). Soon after its release (Alpha), Samsung announced three Galaxy A series smartphones, but this time around the frame was not the only piece of metal, the entire housing of all three handsets was made of anodized Aluminum.
Samsung Electronics is hard at work with the next-gen of Galaxy A series smartphones, which according to Anzhuo Chinese publication will debut early next year and will include the Galaxy A7 and Galaxy A5 smartphone. The same source provides images of the actual devices (front/back).
The Galaxy A7 and Galaxy A5 will sport larger screens and thin bezels as well as a back made of 2.5D glass, something we’ve seen on this autumn on the Galaxy Note 5.
Samsung SM-A5100 (Galaxy A5) will feature a 5.2-inch Super AMOLED display with 1080p screen resolution, underneath its glass and metal accents, the A5 packs an 1.6GHz Exynos 7 octa-core processor backed up by 2GB of RAM and the Mali-T720 GPU. The phone comes with 16GB of built-in storage (microSD card slot included), 5 and 13MP cameras and it runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.
Samsung Galaxy A7 will likely feature a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display with the same 1080p screen resolution, but it is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 quad-core processor which is backed up by an Adreno 405 GPU and 3GB of RAM. The internal storage of the Galaxy A7 is 16GB of ROM and it also has two cameras: 5MP front-facing snapper and a 13MP main camera sensor on the back.
Both phones could launch as early as CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in the first week (january) of 2016 in Las Vegas.