According to previous reports, the Samsung Galaxy A5 would be first be available in China. Earlier this month, the handset was listed on Samsung’s Chinese website. Now it has been launched in China, setting Chinese buyers back around £260 (2,599 CNY).
If you’re unfamiliar with the Samsung Galaxy S5, it is one of the two thinnest smartphone (the other is the Galaxy A3) the Korean tech giant has to offer (139.3 x 69.7 x 6.7 mm and weighs in at 123 grams). It comes in an all-metal unibody. Specs include 5-inch 720p Super AMOLED screen, a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, 16GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor with each core clocked at 1.2 GHz, 2 GB of RAM, and dual SIMs (Chinese version). It is a mid-range offering that runs Android 4.4 (KitKat) out of the box.
Samsung is expected to release the A5 alongside the A3 (not yet available) in other markets. However, according to reports, Samsung is having problems with the production of the two. This means that they may be available in limited quantities and in select regions.
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