Samsung unveils its slimmest ever smartphones


Galaxy A5 and A3, which are 6.7mm and 6.9mm thick respectively, to be released next month; UK availability yet to be announced

Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy A5 and A3 smartphones – its slimmest mobiles to date.

They are 6.7mm and 6.9mm thick respectively, are powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor and run the Android 4.4 KitKat operating system.

Both also have a five megapixel front camera, video playback of 30 frames per second and 16GB of internal memory that can be expanded by up to 64GB with a microSD card.

The Galaxy A5 (pictured left) has a five-inch HD Super AMOLED touchscreen, 13 megapixel rear camera2GB of RAM and a 2,300mAh battery.

In contrast, the Galaxy A3 (pictured right) has slightly lower specs, with a 4.5-inch qHD Super AMOLED touchscreen eight megapixel rear camera, 1GB of RAM and 1,900mAh battery.

Both smartphones will come in black, white, silver, pink, light blue and champagne gold. They will be available in select markets including China from next month. UK availability will be announced in due course.