Samsung Launches Galaxy A5 and A7 (2016) for the Millennials


Galaxy A5 launched at the Samsung Forum 2016. (Photo Courtesy: Siddhartha Sharma)
Galaxy A5 launched at the Samsung Forum 2016. (Photo Courtesy: Siddhartha Sharma)

Samsung Launches Galaxy A5 and A7 (2016) for the Millennials

In 2016 Samsung plans to make smartphones for the millennials. The company is relying heavily on the perceived choices of that generation with the launch of the Galaxy A5 and A7 (2016) at Samsung Forum in Kuala Lumpur.

The new phones are successors to the Galaxy A smartphones that were launched in 2015.

Both the phones feature a glass-and-metal body finish just like the one that were seen on the Galaxy Note 5 and S6.

The bezels on both the phones are thin at 2.7 mm.

Galaxy A5(left) and Galaxy A7(right). (Photo Courtesy: Siddhartha Sharma)
Galaxy A5(left) and Galaxy A7(right). (Photo Courtesy: Siddhartha Sharma)

The A7 and A5 are big screen devices with Full HD sAMOLED displays measuring 5.5 inch and 5.2 inch respectively. (Super AMOLED is a version of AMOLED display technology that integrates a capacitive touchscreen layer directly into the display instead of overlaying it on top of the display, as has traditionally been done.)

The phones come armed with 13 megapixel primary cameras and 5 megapixel selfie cameras.

Battery on the phones on paper look impressive. The Galaxy A7 features a 3300 mAh battery and the A5 comes with a 2900 mAh battery.

The phones are powered by Samsung’s Exynos octa core processors but the A5 gets only a 2GB RAM as compared to the A7’s 3GB RAM.

The back of the Samsung Galaxy S7. (Photo Courtesy: Siddhartha Sharma)
The back of the Samsung Galaxy S7. (Photo Courtesy: Siddhartha Sharma)

The new A series phones are 4G LTE and dual-SIM compatible.

Samsung will make the A7 and A5 available in the Indian market from 15 February 2016. The price for the A7 is Rs 33,400 and that for the A5 is Rs 29,400.

We think that’s a bit expensive considering that competitors like Motorola and the new entrant Le Eco are offering almost similar specs at almost half the price.

Stay tuned for the first impressions of the Galaxy A5 and A7 (2016) on The Quint.

(The author is at The Samsung Forum 2016 in Kuala Lumpur at the invite of Samsung India.)

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