Samsung Announces New Galaxy A3 And A5 Smartphones, Include Selfie-Optimized 5 MP Front-Facing Camera For Younger Audiences

By Connor Sears , Updated Oct 31, 2014 01:07 PM EDT
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Today, Samsung has introduced its two newest smartphones, the Galaxy A3 and the Galaxy A5, two thin phones that are made for selfies and social media.

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The phone is marketed more toward members of a younger audience who want a reasonably fast phone with great media capture abilities so they can not only snap high-quality selfies but can then upload them quickly to their social media platform of choice. The phones' most prominent features are the cameras, especially the selfie-optimized, 5-megapixel front-facing camera that comes on both models. It's one of the more powerful front-facing cameras you can find on the mobile market without having an unsightly lens protruding from your camera's forehead.

The two phones also include respectable rear cameras – 13 MP on the A5 and 8 MP on the A3 – and come in several different colors, again targeting younger buyers. Both phones come in white, black, silver, gold, pink and light blue. 

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The A5 is the slightly beefier model, with a 5-inch display and 2 GB of RAM. The A3, in comparison, packs a 4.5-inch screen and 1 GB of RAM. Both phones are advertised as Samsung's slimmest smartphones. Both phones also only come with 16 GB of storage space but can be upgraded with up to 64 GB of space through a microSD slot.

The Samsung Galaxy A series is set to release sometime in November. 

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