Samsung Galaxy A5 goes on sale in China with $420 price tag
Despite reported production issues, Samsung Electronics’ first fully metal-clad smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy A5, has just been released in China where it will retail today for CNY 2,599 (or USD $420) per unit.
Samsung isn’t an OEM who’s pretty much interested in very slim hardware but the Galaxy A5’s aluminum uni-body measures just 6.7 mm in thickness and while weighing 123 grams. Keep in mind that the world’s slimmest smartphone yet, the Oppo R5, has 4.85 mm thinness.
The Samsung Galaxy A5 sports a 5-inch Super AMOLED display with HD (720 x 1280 pixels) resolution. The device is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor alongside 2GB of RAM and a sealed 2300mAh battery to keep the lights on.
For photography, the Galaxy A5 uses a 13MP main camera and LED flash at the back while the front side is adorned by a 5-megapixel HD-video-recording selfie camera.
The Chinese model of the phone comes with a dual nano SIM slot as expected, however, the phone is expected to roll out in many other markets in it’s single SIM and dual SIM forms depending on the region.