Samsung Announces 2016 Mid-Range Lineup: Galaxy A3, A5 & A7

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    Samsung jut announced their mid-range phone lineup for 2016. We have the new versions for the Galaxy A3, the A5 and the A7. Here are their respective specs and features:

    Galaxy A7 (2016)
    • LTE Cat.6 * May differ by markets and mobile operators
    • 5.5-inch FHD (1920×1080) Super AMOLED display
    • 1.6GHz Octa Core chipset
    • Android 5.1 (Lollipop)
    • 13MP OIS (F1.9) rear camera, 5MP (F1.9) front camera
    • MP4,M4V,3GP,3G2,WMV,ASF,AVI,FLV,MKV,WEBM
    • MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA
    • MST technology(Samsung Pay), Samsung KNOX, S-Voice, Dual SIM option, Samsung Pay launches may vary by market-readiness
    • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth® v 4.1, ANT+, USB 2.0, NFC (UICC, eSE)
    • Accelerometer, Proximity, Geomagnetic, RGB Light, Hall Fingerprint scanner
    • 3GB RAM + 16GB Storage, Micro SD slot (up to 128GB)
    • 151.5 x 74.1 x 7.3mm, 172g
    • 3,300mAh battery, Fast Charging
    Galaxy A5 (2016)
    • LTE Cat.6 * May differ by markets and mobile operators
    • 5.2-inchFHD (1920×1080) Super AMOLED display
    • 1.6GHz Octa Core chipset
    • Android 5.1 (Lollipop)
    • 13MP OIS rear camera, 5MP front camera
    • MP4,M4V,3GP,3G2,WMV,ASF,AVI,FLV,MKV,WEBM
    • MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA
    • MST technology(Samsung Pay), Samsung KNOX, S-Voice, Dual SIM option Samsung Pay launches may vary by market-readiness
    • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth® v 4.1, ANT+, USB 2.0,
      NFC (UICC, eSE)
    • Accelerometer, Proximity, Geomagnetic, RGB Light, Hall Fingerprint scanner
    • 2GB RAM + 16GB Storage, Micro SD slot (up to 128GB)
    • 144.8 x 71.0 x 7.3mm , 155g
    • 2,900mAh battery, Fast Charging
    Galaxy A3 (2016)
    • LTE Cat.4 * May differ by markets and mobile operators
    • 4.7-inch HD (1280×720) Super AMOLED
    • 1.5 GHz Quad Core
    • Android 5.1 (Lollipop)
    • 13MP (F1.9), Front : 5MP (F1.9)
    • MP4,M4V,3GP,3G2,WMV,ASF,AVI,FLV,MKV,WEBM
    • MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA
    • Samsung KNOX, S-Voice, Dual SIM option
    • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth® v 4.1, ANT+, USB 2.0, NFC (UICC)
    • Accelerometer, Proximity, Geomagnetic, RGB Light, Hall
    • 1.5GB RAM + 16GB Storage, Micro SD slot (up to 128GB)
    • 134.5 x 65.2 x 7.3mm, 132g
    • 2,300mAh battery
    Each of these devices includes OIS in the camera and will support Samsung Pay. Pricing and availability were not revealed yet.
     
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    I find it "interesting" that all 3 have microSD card slots while their flagship devices don't.
     
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    I am hoping that this is a good sign that micro slots will be making a come back in the the flagships... But who really knows how much say carriers have in what features the new phones come with.
     
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    I think the Galaxy will have an SD..
     
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    Will it have CDMA and GSM antennas to be a true world phone?
     
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    I kind of doubt that
     
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    So true!...I think by this Samsung is finally admitting how STUPID it was to remove these standard features that have been in all the previous versions. I absolutely passed on the Note 5 and now I'm waiting to see if they correct this mistake and put these things back in during 2016 with the S7, Note 6, etc.
     
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