Samsung Galaxy A3 and A5 now in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – 29 January, 2015 – Samsung Electronics South Africa has confirmed the local availability of the GALAXY A3 and GALAXY A5.

The devices feature refined full metal body designs that are 6.9mm and 6.7mm thin, respectively. Both the GALAXY A5 and GALAXY A3 will come in a variety of colours, including Pearl White, Midnight Black and Champagne Gold, to accommodate the personal style and preference of their diverse users.

Review

We have been promised that a review unit will be provided as soon as possible.

I must admit that I am rather excited although I am somewhat skeptical as to why it is running on an older version of Android.. That for me might be a deal breaker.

Availability

The devices are available through Samsung Experience stores, leading retailers and local mobile operators.

How much does it cost?

RRP: The Samsung GALAXY A5 is priced at R 6499.

RRP: The GALAXY A3 is priced at R 4999.

Samsung GALAXY A5 Specifications

Network

4G: LTE Cat4 (150/50Mbps)
3G: HSPA+ 42.2/5.76Mbps

Processor

1.2GHz Quad-Core Processor

Display

5.0″ HD Super AMOLED

OS

Android 4.4 (KitKat)

Camera

Rear: 13MP AF with LED Flash
Front: 5.0MP

Camera Features

Wide Selfie, Rear-cam Selfie, Beauty Face Features

Additional Features

Ultra Power Saving Mode, Changeable Theme (Natural, Classic, Casual, Romantic), Private Mode, Multi Screen, Quick Connect

Connectivity

Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n

Bluetooth: 4.0(BLE, ANT+)

A-GPS/ GLONASS

Sensors

Accelerometer, Proximity, Geo-magnetic, RGB ambient light, Hall Sensor

Memory

16GB Internal memory + micro SD slot (up to 64GB)
2GB RAM

Dimensions

139.3 x 69.7 x 6.7mm, 123g

Battery

2,300 mAh

Dual Sim

Yes, Hybrid Dual SIM

Samsung GALAXY A3 Product Specifications

Network

3G: HSPA+ 42.2/5.76Mbps

Processor

1.2GHz Quad-Core Processor

Display

4.5″ qHD Super AMOLED

OS

Android 4.4 (KitKat)

Camera

Rear: 8MP AF with LED Flash
Front: 5.0MP

Camera Features

Wide Selfie, Rear-cam Selfie, Beauty Face Features

Additional Features

Ultra Power Saving Mode, Changeable Theme (Natural, Classic, Casual, Romantic), Private Mode

Connectivity

Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n

Bluetooth: 4.0(BLE, ANT+)

A-GPS/ GLONASS

Sensors

Accelerometer, Proximity, Geo-magnetic, RGB ambient light, Hall Sensor

Memory

16GB Internal memory + micro SD slot (up to 64GB)
1GB RAM

Dimensions

130.1 x 65.5 x 6.9mm, 110.3g

Battery

1,900 mAh

Dual Sim

Yes, Hybrid Dual SIM

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