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.
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.