Samsung Announces Three 2nd-Gen Galaxy A7, A5 And A3 2016 Editions

Next-generation of the Samsung Galaxy A-series gone wild with the launch of new Galaxy A5, Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A7. Announced the three new successors with improved metal and glass bodies and that too adds an optimized OIS cameras, fingerprint sensors and gets support for Samsung Pay’s magnetic strip card emulation. First and foremost the Galaxy A3, A5 and the Galaxy A7 2016 will launch in China in mid-December, followed by the global expansion later on.

Features and Specs:

The Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) is the biggest of the premium editions. It packs a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED screen with 1080p resolution and boasts an octa-core CPU running on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. It measures in at 7.3mm thick and weighs 172 grams. Paired with 3GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage and fixed with microSD card slot. Camera on its back, you’ll find a 13MP with 7/1.9 aperturee, and features Optical Image Stabilization. The selfie shooter of 5MP also carries f/1.9 aperture, that sounds like the Galaxy S6 setup.


The second-generation Galazy A7 has a fingerprint reader and Magnetic Secure Transmission. There’s a dual SIM option supports LTE to Cat.6 speeds up to 300Mbps. It is backed by a 3300mAh battery package.

The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) features a 5.2-inch fullHD (1920×1080) Super AMOLED display, 1.6GHz Octa-Core processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM and expandable up to 128GB via microSD card. This version is thicker enough than its predecessor, where it has a 7.3mm from 6.7mm, and heavier with 155g and has a battery package of 2900mAh unit.



Uses the same camera aspects like A7, 13MP with OIS on the back and 5MP on the front. The Dual SIM flavor has aequipped with a fingerprint scanner and Samsung Pay with MST on board.

The Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) got a biggest and major upgrade in the three. The screen of qHD has been replaced with a bigger 4.7-inch Super AMOLED unit with HD 720p resolution. It is powered by a 1.5 GHz Quad Core processor, 1.5GB of RAM, 16GB of on-board memory, microSD card support up to 128GB. The battery goes up to 2,300mAh, once again at the cost of thickness (7.3mm) and weight (132g). Dual-SIM will be available as an option, LTE is set at Cat.4 and not integrated with the fingerprint sensor.



Pricing for the three new Samsung Galaxy A7, A5 and A3 2016 editions haven’t been revealed, but soon we’ll have in our hands.

JK Shin, CEO and Head of Samsung’s IT & Mobile Business, said at the launch:

With the introduction of the Galaxy A (2016), we took the consumer feedback on our original Galaxy A models and made thoughtful and impactful improvements offering consumers a seam less convergence of style and performance for their everyday lifestyles.”