Just a day after Samsung announced that its Q3 operating profit fell to its lowest level in more than three years, thanks to slowing smartphone sales, the company has unveiled a couple of new devices: the Galaxy A5 and the Galaxy A3, which are its "slimmest" smartphones to date.
Aimed at "young consumers seeking practicality and functionality", both pack a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, run Android KitKat (4.4), include support for 4G networks, and come with a five-megapixel front-facing camera and 16GB internal memory -- expandable up to 64GB via micro SD slot.
The Galaxy A5, which is 6.7mm thin, has better specs with a 5.0” HD Super AMOLED display, 2GB RAM, 13-megapixel camera on the back, and 2,300 mAh battery. The Galaxy A3 is 6.9mm thin and features a 4.5” qHD Super AMOLED display, 1GB RAM, 8-megapixel rear camera, and 1,900 mAh battery.
Both devices have fully metallic bodies and feature popular Galaxy features such as Ultra-Power Saving Mode, Private Mode, Multiscreen, and more.
The Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 will be available in a variety of colors and will launch in select markets including China in November. No word on when or if Samsung will launch the devices in the US.