Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016)

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Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016)
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Brand Samsung Galaxy
Manufacturer Samsung Electronics
Slogan Exclusively For You.
Series Galaxy A series
Model SM-A310x
(Last letter varies by carrier & international models)
Compatible networks 2G, 3G, 4G
Predecessor Samsung Galaxy A3 (2015)
Successor Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)
Related Samsung Galaxy A9 (2016)
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016)
Type Touchscreen smartphone
Form factor Slate
Dimensions 134.5 × 65.2 × 7.3 mm
Weight 132 g
Operating system Original: Android 5.1.1 "Lollipop"
Current: Android 7.0 "Nougat" with TouchWiz
System on chip Exynos 7578 or Qualcomm Snapdragon 410
CPU

Exynos 7578: Quad core 1.5GHz Cortex-A53

Snapdragon 410: Quad core 1.2GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Adreno 306 or Mali-T720MP2 Gaming
Memory 1.5 GB RAM
Storage 16 GB
Removable storage up to 128 GB
Battery 2300 mAh (non-removable)
Data inputs Multi-touch touchscreen
Display 4.7 in (120 mm) Super AMOLED HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4, 720×1280 px, 312 ppi
Rear camera 13 MP
Front camera 5 MP
Connectivity 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot;
Bluetooth v4.1, A2DP;
USB 2.0 via microUSB

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) is an Android smartphone produced by Samsung Electronics. It was introduced on December 2, 2015, along with Galaxy A5 (2016), Galaxy A7 (2016), and Galaxy A9 (2016).

Hardware[edit]

The 2016-release Galaxy A3 is equipped with the Exynos 7580 system-on-chip, which has two clusters of four cores, but Samsung decided to lock one cluster for unknown reasons. The device has the same CPU as Galaxy A5 (2016), or Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 in select markets, both of which feature a processor with four ARM Cortex-A53 cores accompanied by a Mali-T720MP2 GPU. The smartphone has 1.5 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage, with support for removable MicroSD cards of up to 128 GB. The device's MicroSD card slot has been designed to allow insertion of a SIM card, and thus Galaxy A3 (2016) can also be used in Dual SIM mode.

In Japan, it is exclusively sold as Galaxy Feel, with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage, with support for removable MicroSD cards of up to 256 GB, as well as a Samsung Exynos 7870 processor, Android 7.0 Nougat with Samsung Experience UI and IP68 rating for water and dust resistance.[1]

Design[edit]

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) has an aluminium and glass body, unlike Samsung Galaxy A3, the A3 (2016) has a larger 4.7-inch (120 mm) display compared to the 4.5-inch (110 mm) display of predecessor Galaxy A3. The A3 (2016)’s display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4, also on the back side of the phone.

Availability[edit]

The Galaxy A3 (2016) was released in China on December 15, 2015, followed by other countries in the 1st Quarter of 2016. As of April 2016, this model is available in Europe,[2] Africa, Latin America and Asia. It is not available in North America and India; there, only Galaxy A5 (2016) and Galaxy A7 (2016) are available.

Variants[edit]

Model Processor SIM Region
SM-A310F Samsung Exynos 7578 Single Europe
SM-A310F/DS Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 Dual Eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia
SM-A310Y Samsung Exynos 7578 Single Australia and New Zealand
SM-A310M Samsung Exynos 7578 Single Brazil and Latin America
SM-A3100 Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 Single China and Hong Kong
SC-04J (known as Samsung Galaxy Feel) Samsung Exynos 7870 Single Japan

See also[edit]

Related Samsung Galaxy phone models:

Galaxy A3 (2015)  
Galaxy A5 (2015)   Galaxy A5 (2016)
Galaxy A7 (2015)   Galaxy A7 (2016)
Galaxy A8  
  Galaxy A9 (2016)
Galaxy A9 Pro

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