Samsung Galaxy A5 Finally Goes On Sale For $420

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Interesting little price tag for what is a remarkably well put together midrange. The Samsung Galaxy A5 smartphone, announced about a month back, has finally hit the store shelves.

Unfortunately, the handsets is only available in China for the time being — but it is sure to make it to international shores in the weeks to come. In the world’s largest mobile market, the Galaxy A5 is available for 2,600 yuan outright.

Translating to $420, give or take.

Here are the specifications:

  • 2GHz quad-core Qualcomm 410 processor, 64-bit
  • Adreno 306 graphics
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage
  • Support for microSD cards, up to 64GB
  • 5-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
  • 720p display at 249ppi
  • 13 megapixel rear camera with LED flash and 1080p recording
  • 5 megapixel front camera
  • Non-removable 2300 mAh battery
  • LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, microUSB 2.0, GPS

The Galaxy A5 is one of the thinnest smartphones on the market, and surely one of the slimmest ever launched by Samsung, coming in at just 6.7mm.

It also weighs only 123g, battery included, and comes with a full metal chassis.

Samsung has launched the device with Android 4.4.4 KitKat out of the box, though it is only a matter of time before it gets an option to upgrade to Android 5.0 Lollipop. Probably some point next year. It also comes in two versions, single SIM and dual SIM.

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