The new and improved Samsung Galaxy A series was recently announced by Samsung which featured three devices—the Samsung Galaxy A3, the Samsung Galaxy A5, and the Samsung Galaxy A7. Compared to their predecessors these devices sport much-improved specs and features.
The 2016 Samsung Galaxy A5 will come armed with a brand new fingerprint reader, a bigger and better screen and a host of other improvements. The screen size of the A5 has been increased to 5.2 inches from the 5 inches of its predecessor. The resolution of the device has also got an uplift.
The original Galaxy A5 featured a 720 x 1280pixel resolution along with a HD display. The 2016 version of the device features a full HD Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels.
The outlook of the device has also got a makeover with the new A5 sporting a sleek metal and glass body that gives a premium feel to it. The device has measurements of 144.8 x 71.0×7.3 mm and weighs in at 155gm.
Compared to the previous Galaxy A5 which came with a 1.2GHz quad core Snapdragon 410 processor, the new Galaxy A5 will reportedly sport a Samsung Exynos 7 1.6GHz octa core processor along with 2GB of RAM under its hood.
The phone will run on Android Lollipop 5.1.1 combined with Samsung’s own Touch Wiz interface. The UI of the devices will have new features like the multi-login, and will provide users with more options in the notification control department.
It will have 16GB of internal storage and it could be extended by inserting an external microSD card into the phone’s microSD slot. The storage space of the device could be bumped up to 128 GB using external microSD card.
A 13-megapixel camera will be featured on the back of the camera along with a 5 megapixel one for its front counterpart. The rear camera will come loaded with the OIS or Optical Image Stabilization feature which will ensure that the camera churns out better and more stable images and videos.
The device comes with LTE facility which makes it 4G compatible. The previous A5 came with LTE Cat. 4 which supported a maximum download speed of 150mbps. However, the developers have made improvement in the 2016 A5 in this department too.
The new A5 now comes with LTE Cat.6 which supports a maximum download speed of 300mbps. 50mbps will be the maximum upload speed that The LTE Cat.6 will provide for the device.
The standard set of connectivity features is also a part of the device. The A5 will have Bluetooth v4.1, GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, ANT+ and also NFC. A USB 2.0 port will be a part of the device for the purpose of charging and data transfer.
Two variants of the device will be made available to fans, one with the Dual SIM feature which will enable users to remain connected to two cellular networks at the same time, and the other which will come with just a single SIM support.
The Samsung Galaxy A5 will only come in the golden color as reported by a renowned website.
A more powerful battery than its predecessor ensures a longer up-time for the device. A 2900mAh battery in the new model in place of the 2300mAh of the previous A5 will make sure that the device provides users with more standby time along with more time for active usage.
The specific details regarding the device’s battery life have not been revealed by Samsung yet. The battery will reportedly also have a fast charging capability.
The Galaxy A5 has a built-in fingerprint reader in it which gives users an extra level of security for their personal data and other information stored on their phones.