Dual-SIM Galaxy A5 Shows Up on Samsung’s China Website
Galaxy A5 dual-SIM variant has now been listed on Samsung’s China website. The Korean manufacturer did not announce the variant during the unveiling of the single-SIM metal-clad Galaxy A5 last month, alongside the Galaxy A3. Apart from the dual Nano-SIM support, it packs the same internals and features as of the single-SIM Galaxy A5.
Samsung said that it will launch the Galaxy A5 beside the Galaxy A3 this month. Though, now it seems that the A5 will launch before the A3. The Korean manufacturer hasn’t yet listed the Galaxy A3 on the company website as yet, but we can expect a dual-SIM version down the line just like the Galaxy A5.
Earlier, there were reports that the rollout of the Galaxy A series has been delayed due to production woes for the full metal-clad bodies. Though, it will still be launched in ‘select markets’ including China this month. It is also believed that Samsung planned a Q3 launch for both. However, Samsung coping with the production of metal casing for its first-ever full metal-clad unibody designed smartphones, had to push the announcement to Q4. The report also mentioned that the metal casings did not meet the quality benchmark the Korean giant was looking for, with around 50 percent of the yield coming out right.
Surprisingly, there is no mention of the A7 anywhere that was announced alongside the Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5.
It is said that the new Galaxy A series is directly targeted at Xiaomi, which has consumed Samsung’s market share considerably in the last two quarters. It’s only catering to the Asian continent with shipments being three times more since last year, only lagging behind Samsung and Apple.