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Published on February 25th, 2015 | by admin

Samsung Launches the Stylish, Ultra-Thin Galaxy A5 and A3 in Australia

The Galaxy A5 and A3 offer integrated social media features with the Samsung Galaxy smartphone experience

SYDNEY, Australia – 25th February, 2015 – Samsung Electronics Australia today announced the local pricing of two new additions to the Galaxy family – the Galaxy A5 and A3 which will be available in-store from Thursday 5 March 2015. Featuring stylish design and an outstanding finish, the Galaxy A5 and A3 also make it easy to capture meaningful moments, connect to social media* and also includes exceptional safety functionality. The Galaxy A5 and A3 will be available from RRP $599 and RRP $449 in Pearl White and Midnight Black.

“The Galaxy A5 and A3 are new additions to the Galaxy family which are perfect for young Australians looking for a stylish device to keep them connected,” said Prasad Gokhale, Vice President – IT & Mobile- Samsung Electronics Australia. “Featuring some of Samsung’s latest technology including a Super AMOLED display and Adaptive Display technology, the Galaxy A5 and A3 offer a fantastic set of features in a stylish new design that we know this audience will love,” Gokhale added.

The Ultra Slim, Full Metal Design

One of Samsung’s slimmest smartphones to date, the Galaxy A5 and A3 feature a full metal unibody design that is just 6.7mm and 6.9mm thick respectively. The Galaxy A5 and A3 will be available to consumers in Pearl White and Midnight Black.

A-Series Safety Features

Great for added piece of mind, users can discreetly send pictures, pre-recorded messages and GPS coordinates to pre-set VIPs with the Safety Assistance** feature on the Galaxy A5 and A3. The Galaxy A5 and A3 also include Find My Mobile^, which, in certain circumstances, can track the device if missing.

5 MP Front Camera for Amazing Selfies

The Galaxy A5 and A3 provide an exceptional mobile and social media experience to Australians who want to express their unique style while staying connected. Both models feature a 5MP front-facing camera, which makes taking selfies easy. Camera features such as Wide Selfie, Palm Selfie, Animated GIF, Beauty Face Features and Rear-cam Selfie let users capture selfies in high resolution by automatically detecting and focusing on a person’s face. Users are also able to quickly and easily share photos or videos on their favorite social media channels* with the device’s fast network speed of 4G Category 4 standard

Vivid Display and Powerful Processor

Ideal for consumers seeking both practical and functional features from their smartphone, the Galaxy A5 and A3 devices are equipped with a Super AMOLED display and Adaptive Display technology. These features help to deliver clear images with deep contrast for vivid and colourful content.

The Galaxy A5 and A3 also feature a Quad Core 1.2 GHz processor which allows users to seamlessly multi-task and access a fast browsing experience. In addition, the Galaxy A5 and A3 include popular features exclusive to Galaxy devices, such as Ultra-Power Saving Mode, Private Mode and Multiscreen, as well as an adaptive display which, when using selected applications, intelligently adapts the brightness of the screen.

Pricing and Availability

 

The Galaxy A5 and A3 will be available for RRP $599 and RRP $449 from 5th March.

The Galaxy A3 will also be available from Telstra, Vodafone and Optus and the Galaxy A5 will be available from Vodafone.

Samsung Galaxy A5 Products 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
Video H.263, H.264(AVC), MPEG4, VP8, VC-1, Sorenson Spark, MP43, WMV7, WMV8
Playback : FHD(1920*1080) @ 30fps
Audio Codec: MP3, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, AMR-NB/WB, FLAC, Vorbis(OGG), WAV
Additional Features Ultra Power Saving Mode, Changeable Theme (Natural, Classic, Casual, Romantic), Private Mode, Multiscreen, Quick Connect
Google Mobile Service Chrome, Drive, Photos, Gmail, Google, Google+, Google Settings, Hangouts, Maps, Play Books, Play Games, Play Newsstand, Play Movie & TV, Play Music, Play Store, Voice Search, YouTube
Connectivity Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth: 4.0(BLE)
ANT+
NFC
A-GPS/ GLONASS
Sensor Accelerometer, Proximity, Geo-magnetic, RGB ambient light, Hall Sensor
Memory Internal memory 16GB (up to 10.5GB user-accessible memory#)

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

# User-accessible memory may vary depending on additional apps or software updates provided by Samsung or other third party content providers.

Dimension 139.3 x 69.7 x 6.7mm, 123g
Battery 2,300 mAh

 Samsung Galaxy A3 Products Specifications​ 

Network 4G: LTE Cat4 (150/50Mbps)  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
Video H.263, H.264(AVC), MPEG4, VP8, VC-1, Sorenson Spark, MP43, WMV7, WMV8
Playback : FHD(1920*1080) @ 30fps
Audio Codec: MP3, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, AMR-NB/WB, FLAC, Vorbis(OGG), WAV
Additional Features Ultra Power Saving Mode, Changeable Theme (Natural, Classic, Casual, Romantic)
Google Mobile Service Chrome, Drive, Photos, Gmail, Google, Google+, Google Settings, Hangouts, Maps, Play Books, Play Games, Play Newsstand, Play Movie & TV, Play Music, Play Store, Voice Search, YouTube
Connectivity Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth: 4.0(BLE)
ANT+
NFC
A-GPS/ GLONASS
Sensor Accelerometer, Proximity, Geo-magnetic, RGB ambient light, Hall Sensor
Memory Internal memory 16GB (up to 10GB user-accessible memory#)  + micro SD slot (up to 64GB)  1.5GB RAM

# User-accessible memory may vary depending on additional apps or software updates provided by Samsung or other third party content providers.

Dimension 130.1 x 65.5 x 6.9mm, 110.3g
Battery 1,900 mAh

* Internet connection required. Data and other charges may apply.

​** Prior device setup required to enable Safety Assistance features. GPS services and network signal must be enabled and available.

^ Prior device setup and Samsung account required to enable Find My Mobile features. For details and limitations, see findmymobile.samsung.com

All functions, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities are subject to change without notice or obligation.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies, redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital appliances, printers, medical equipment, network systems and semiconductors. We are also leading in the Internet of Things space through, among others, our Digital Health and Smart Home initiatives. We employ 307,000 people across 84 countries. To discover more, please visit our official website at www.samsung.com and our official blog at global.samsungtomorrow.com


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