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Next-Gen Samsung Galaxy A3 and A5 Hit the US FCC, Might Be Announced Soon

By now most of you will be aware of the fact that Samsung is working on second-generation Galaxy A-series models. The devices have been showing up on various benchmarks recently, so it does seem like they could be announced soon. Two of the upcoming Galaxy A-series smartphone, the A3 and A5 have now been spotted on the US FCC website, fueling speculation that Samsung may be planning to launch the second-gen Galaxy A-series models along with the Galaxy A9 phablet in the coming weeks.

While FCC listings usually don’t give out any details about the device in question most of the times, this time the listing does reveal one interesting detail about the Galaxy A5 sequel. One of the screenshots included in the FCC documents reveals the 2900mAh battery capacity of the battery, which is a pretty decent upgrade over the 2300mAh unit on the first-gen Galaxy A5. Unfortunately, no such info about the Galaxy A3 sequel is available, so we will have to wait until more rumors surface about its complete specs.


According to leaked benchmark listings, the Samsung Galaxy A3 (SM-A310) is likely to come with a 4.7-inch sized HD display with 720 x 1280 resolution, a quad-core Exynos 7580 SoC clocked at 1.5 GHz, 1.5GB of RAM, 16GB of built-in storage, a 13MP rear camera, and a 5MP front-facing camera for taking selfies. So far the smartphone has been tested with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, so it is quite likely that Samsung will announce it with Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box and not the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow version.

As far as the Galaxy A5 sequel goes, the device is expected to sport a 5.2” sized display with 1080p resolution, octa-core Exynos 7 chipset clocked at 1.6GHz with an ARM Mali-T720 GPU, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of onboard memory, 13MP rear camera, and a 5MP front-facing camera. It too has been spotted on various benchmarks running Android 5.1 Lollipop.

Along with the Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 successors, Samsung is also working on the Galaxy A7 successor and the new Galaxy A9 phablet. All of these models are expected to sport a premium build with a metal frame in the middle and a glass back similar to the flagship Galaxy smartphones launched this year.