Metal-clad Samsung Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 can be purchased in UK retail stores starting 12 February
Samsung Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5: Metal-clad devices can be purchased in UK starting 12 FebruaryReuters

Samsung's recently unveiled Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 mid-rangers are now all set to reach UK shores starting February.

According to an Android Central report, both the Samsung Galaxy A3 (priced at £249) and Galaxy A5 (priced at £349) will be open for purchase via retail stores in UK, from 12 February. Major retailers such as EE, O2 and Carphone Warehouse will stock both the Samsung mid-rangers.

Metal-clad Samsung Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 can be purchased in UK retail stores starting 12 February
The metal-clad Samsung Galaxy A5.Samsung

Those interested in buying the metal-clad Galaxy A series smartphones can also pre-order the handsets directly from Samsung's official website which claims it will ship the devices from 12 February.

Samsung's Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 smartphones are touted as low-priced alternatives to the South Korean electronics manufacturer's high-end Galaxy S5 smartphone.

Metal-clad Samsung Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 can be purchased in UK retail stores starting 12 February
The metal-clad Samsung Galaxy A3 smartphone.Samsung

Tech-specs wise, both the devices offer the following key hardware aspects:

Samsung Galaxy A3

  • 4.5in AMOLED display
  • Android 4.4.4 KitKat operating platform
  • 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor
  • 8 MP rear camera
  • 5MP front snapper
  • 1/1.5GB RAM variants
  • 16GB internal storage
  • MicroSD card slot for expansion up to 64 GB
  • 4G LTE, 3G, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi and microUSB connectivity
  • Fixed Li-ion 1900 mAh battery

Samsung Galaxy A5

  • 5in AMOLED display
  • Android 4.4.4 KitKat operating platform
  • 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor
  • 13MP primary camera
  • 5MP secondary camera
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage
  • MicroSD card slot for expansion of internal storage up to 64 GB
  • 4GLTE, 3G, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi and microUSB connectivity
  • Fixed Lithium-Ion 2300 mAh battery

Very recently, Samsung unveiled yet another member of its Galaxy A series, called the Galaxy A7 which is speculated to get a price tag of £278 ($420). Galaxy A7 features a slim metal unibody design and a 5MP front-camera.