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Samsung Galaxy A5 release date rumoured to sit in November

The Samsung Galaxy A5, the next ‘premium design’ Android phone after the Galaxy Alpha, could be released as soon as November.

Next month we’ll see the blueprint for Samsung’s 2015 phones, in the shape of the Samsung Galaxy A5, which will be released in November according to SamMobile.

The site cited unspecified sources for the rumour, alongside suggestions that its big brother, the Galaxy A7, will use a 1080p resolution screen instead of the reported 720p one.

These A-series phone mark a move away from the design style used in phones like the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note 4. They use aluminium where previously we’d have seen chrome-effect plastic.

The Samsung Galaxy A5 is here to class-up Samsung’s design reputation, in other words.

News of the Galaxy A5’s November release date and the A7’s Full HD screen only refer to what’s expected in China, though. It’s no guarantee we’ll see the Galaxy A5 this year in the UK, or that the European version of the Alpha A7 won’t use a 720p display.

The turnaround

Both are mid-range phones that act as a test run of Samsung’s new design style before it brings out the big guns with the Galaxy S6 next year.

Despite being the biggest name in Android phones, there’s a perception that Samsung needs to ‘turn things around’ after recent financial results.

Yesterday, 7 October, Samsung announced that its Q3 profits are expected to be disappointing, the company planning for a 60 per cent year-on-year drop.

The blame has been laid at the feet of the Samsung Galaxy S5’s sales figures, and that the Galaxy Note 4 was not released in time to make up the difference.

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