Last year, Samsung announced the Galaxy Alpha, the first high-end smartphone in their range with a part-metal body. The handset was a good, yet flawed step forward for the company, failing to live up to its premium price tag from a hardware and battery life standpoint.
Rather than completely dropping the Galaxy Alpha design, Samsung reworked it for a new and much more compelling product aimed at the mid-range market.
The Galaxy A5 is a $400 smartphone inside a $700 body. It features a new Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 SoC, which is a 64-bit capable dual-core new to our test bench, alongside a 5.0-inch 720p Super AMOLED display, and a 13 megapixel camera. It’s not running Android 5.0 just yet, though Samsung will be providing an update shortly. And did I mention it’s just 6.7mm thick?
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