Samsung is looking to reinvigorate its portfolio with new designs that are aimed at a younger audience, with the Galaxy A series said to be the starting point of that change. The manufacturer has launched the Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 in Taiwan, and while the former handset is already available in a few countries, this is the first time we're seeing the Galaxy A3 in action.
The Galaxy A5 offers the better hardware of the two devices, with a 5-inch 720p display, 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 410 SoC, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory, microSD card slot, 13 MP camera at the back, 5 MP shooter at the front, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, 2,300 mAh battery and Android 4.4.4 KitKat.
The Galaxy A3 features a smaller 4.5-inch screen with a resolution of 960 x 540. The processor is the same, but the amount of RAM has been reduced to 1.5 GB. The rear camera is also watered down, and is an 8 MP variant. The front camera remains the same at 5 MP. Battery size also takes a hit on account on the shortened form factor, with the device featuring a 1,900 mAh battery.
Both devices are available in white, black and gold color variants. The Galaxy A5 is priced to the equivalent of $380, with the Galaxy A3 coming in at around $287. No word yet on when either handset would be making its way to markets outside the region.