Late last year, Samsung updated its A series portfolio, with 2016 models, and today the South Korean manufacturer has unleashed the new A5 and A7 in India for Rs. 29,400 and Rs, 33,400. The price seems a bit exaggerated, but that’s the price you pay for tier-1 branding.

Since these are A series phones, there is metal build to cherish. Besides, Samsung has also improved camera hardware and clubbed a Fingerprint sensor with the frontal home-key. These new changes make them viable mid-range alternatives to the S series for 2016.

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Talking of raw specifications, the Galaxy A7 includes a 5.5-inch FHD (1920×1080) Super AMOLED display and is powered by 1.6 GHz Octa Core processor with 3GB RAM and 16GB internal storage The new Galaxy A5 is more compact with a 5.2 Inch Full HD AMOLED panel and makes do with lesser 2GB RAM.

Both Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 are quite slim measuring just 7.3 mm around the waist. Other common traits include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v 4.1, ANT+, USB 2.0, NFC, Android Lollipop based TouchWiz, 13MP rear camera with OIS, 5 MP Front camera, 128GB MicroSD support and fast charging support.

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You can buy Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) and Samsung Galaxy A5(2016) online from Snapdeal for Rs. 29,400 and Rs, 33,400 respectively from 15th February onwards. Airtel users will benefit from additional 30GB 4G data for 6 months.

Key Features and Specifications:

Model name Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)
Display size, type & resolution 5.5-inch FHD Super AMOLED display 5.2-inchFHD (1920×1080) Super AMOLED display
Operating system Android 5.1 (Lollipop) Android 5.1 (Lollipop)
Processor 1.6GHz Octa Core processor 1.6GHz Octa Core processor
Memory 3GB RAM, 16GB Internal Storage, expanded upto 128GB via micro SD card 2GB RAM + 16GB ROM
with expandable Micro SD up to 128GB
Camera 13MP rear camera, OIS (F1.9) and 5MP front camera (F1.9) 13MP rear camera, OIS and 5MP front camera
Battery 3,300mAh battery, Fast Charging 2900mAh Battery, Fast Charging
Dimensions 151.5 x 74.1 x 7.3mm; Weight: 172g 144.8 x 71.0 x 7.3mm , Weighs: 155g
Connectivity 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v 4.1, ANT+, USB 2.0, NFC (UICC, eSE) 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v 4.1, ANT+, USB 2.0, NFC (UICC, eSE)
Price 33,400 INR 29,400 INR

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