Samsung Galaxy A5 Now Available in Russia

After launching in China last month, the all-metal Samsung Galaxy A5 is making its European debut. According to Sammobile, the Galaxy A5, Samsung’s “premium budget” device, has just launched in Russia.

Pricing and Specs

The Samsung Galaxy A5 will bear a price tag of RUB 23,990, or about $441 USD. That’s a competitive price for a device sporting a 5-inch, 720p Super AMOLED display. It boasts a 64-bit quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor that clocks in at at 1.2 GHz, in addition to 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of available storage. Adding additional space is possible, as the device includes an expandable storage slot. The device could also make a great “selfie cam” with its 13 megapixel rear-facing camera and the 5 megapixel front-facing clicker. This mid-range device has a smaller 2300 mAh battery, and the device will still run Android 4.4 KitKat. It’s unknown if or when it will receive the Android Lollipop 5.0 upgrade.

Slow Rollout

Sammobile reports that production issues are to blame for the slow rollout of Samsung’s new all-metal devices. There has been no official word on when the Galaxy A5 will make it to the United Kingdom, United States, or other regions outside China and Russia, but GSMArena reports that it will be available elsewhere in Europe early next year. According to Sammobile, both the Galaxy A5 and the smaller Galaxy A3 will be priced at EUR 410 ($503 USD) and EUR 310 ($380 USD), respectively, when they are released in the Netherlands early next year. The A3 has also been spotted on a Russian carrier website and is being offered in a variety of colors, which suggests that it may also be released soon.

Are you excited about the all-metal Samsung Galaxy A5?

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