Samsung galaxy A5

Samsung has announced that it would be bringing its metal-clad Galaxy A series phones — the Galaxy A3 and the Galaxy A5 — to the UK in February. Both devices will go on sale in the country from February 12, and will be available from high street retailers such as Carphone Warehouse, EE and O2, along with Samsung's exclusive stores. Interested customers can pre-order either device from Samsung's website as well as retail stores starting January 28.

Both the Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 feature a quad-core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 410 (MSM8916) SoC, 16GB internal storage, microSD card slot up to 64GB, 5 MP front camera, LTE connectivity and Android 4.4.4 KitKat. The Galaxy A3 is the smaller of the two, and comes with a 4.5-inch qHD display, with the Galaxy A5 featuring a 5-inch 720p display. The Galaxy A3 has 1.5GB RAM and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, while Galaxy A5 comes with 2GB RAM and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n.

Devices in the Galaxy A series feature an all-metallic design, and are aimed at customers interested in taking selfies, with features such as Wide Selfie, Palm Selfie, Animated GIF, Beauty Face Features, and Rear-cam Selfie on offer.

While both the Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 feature 5 MP front shooters, the former has an 8 MP camera at the back, with the latter featuring a 13 MP camera sensor. The Galaxy A3 has a 1,900 mAh battery, with the larger Galaxy A5 featuring a 2,300 mAh battery.

Both devices will be available in Pearl White and Midnight Black color variations. Pricing information will be revealed closer to launch.

Interested in knowing more about the devices? Check out our hands-on post for all the details.