While Samsung Galaxy A3 and A5 will be available for sale next week, the Galaxy E5 and Galaxy E7 smartphones will hit the market later this month.
Samsung in a statement said that Galaxy E series smartphones feature unibody design, and are aimed at offering "superior viewing and best selfie experience" to customers. Both smartphones feature 5MP selfie cameras and sport Super AMOLED screens. The two smartphones can capture wide-angle selfies and take the shot using palm gesture and voice commands.
Galaxy E5, priced at Rs 19,300, has a 5-inch display panel and runs on Android 4.4 (KitKat)-based TouchWiz software. The smartphone packs 1.5GB RAM, 8MP rear camera with LED flash and 2,400mAh battery.
The Galaxy E7 has a 5.5-inch screen, 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 2GB RAM and runs on the same TouchWiz software as its sibling. The model has a 13MP rear camera with LED flash and 2,950mAh battery. The smartphone has been priced at Rs 23,000.
Both phones have 1.2GHz quad-core processors, 16GB internal storage and microSD card support. The two models measure 7.3mm in thickness. Vodafone will offer 2GB of 3G data for two months to Galaxy E5 and E7 buyers.
Ken Kang, senior vice president, mobile & IT, Samsung India, said, "Demonstrating our commitment to the consumers here, we have selected India as the first country to launch GALAXY E7 and E5 smartphones globally. Continuing our legacy of setting new standards for customer-centric innovation, we are focused on redefining the concept of offering revolutionary devices and expand our leadership position within the smartphone market."
The metal-bodied Samsung Galaxy A3 and A5, which have already been launched in China, cost Rs 20,500 and Rs 25,000, respectively. At 6.7mm thickness, Galaxy A5 is the thinnest Samsung smartphone, while Galaxy A3 follows close behind at 6.9mm. The South Korean manufacturer says it is focussing on yound and style conscious consumers with the two models.
Galaxy A3 has a 4.5-inch screen, TouchWiz software, 1GB RAM, 8MP rear camera with LED flash and 1,900mAh battery. Its sibling Galaxy A5 has 5-inch screen, 13MP rear camera with LED flash, 2GB RAM and 2,300mAH battery.
Like the Galaxy E series smartphones, both Galaxy A series models run on 1.2GHz quad-core processor, have 16GB internal storage, microSD card support and 5MP selfie cameras. Airtel will provide special double data plans on Galaxy A3 and A5 for up to 6 months, Samsung India said in a statement.
Asim Warsi, vice president, marketing, mobile & IT at Samsung India, said, "Both Galaxy A and E smartphones have been designed to empower young consumers and provide accessibility to iconic design and flagship Galaxy features. We are confident that the launch of these new devices will further expand our presence in the mid-segment of mobile phones market in India."