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European retailer reveals Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016), A5 (2016) release date

By Adrian Diaconescu December 9, 2015, 8:15 am

They definitely look great, even by more than mid-range standards, following the Galaxy S6 design language almost to the letter, they cover every little niche of the sub-flagship market segment, and… they’re apparently roughly a month away from their old continent commercial debut.

We’re talking of course about the new Galaxy A lineup, or at least two of the three family members. The A3 (2016) and A5 (2016) are already up for pre-orders in the Netherlands, shipping on January 8 as long as you’re comfortable coughing up €329 and €429 respectively.

The ETA could prove country-exclusive, limited to the Dutch Smartphone Shop, or even fake, but it’s safe to expect the glass-and-metal Androids on store shelves all over Europe around the same time. Meanwhile, Samsung may re-introduce the 2016 A trio for an American audience on January 6 at CES in Las Vegas, so prospective US buyers will likely be kept waiting until late next month or early February.

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The Galaxy A7 (2016) is rumored to spread from China to Europe down the line as well, and its recommended price remains under wraps, although €500 or so seems like a good guess. That would convert to $500 stateside, whereas the Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) and Galaxy A5 (2016) should cost $330 and $430 free of contractual obligations.

Not exactly budget-friendly tags, but these three aren’t your typical corner-cutting affordable contenders either, with premium build quality across the board, high-res screens, competent cameras, powerful processors and, as far as the two larger models are concerned, fingerprint authentication. Such a shame you’re offered obsolete Lollipop on the software side of things.

Source: SamMobile

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