Cheaper Samsung smartphone to hit the market

Samsung has confirmed the Galaxy A Series will be coming down under
Samsung has confirmed the Galaxy A Series will be coming down under

SAMSUNG has unveiled a more affordable smart phone which includes a 16 megapixel camera, water resistance and the ability to take better shots of your dinner out.

Richard Fink, vice president of the mobile division in Australia, confirmed the Galaxy A Series would be coming Down Under.

It comes as an LG boss revealed it cost about $800,000 to bring a new phone into a Telstra store in Australia, before one handset is sold.

Mr Fink said he believed the mid-range Galaxy A series would be a hit with customers who wanted a decent phone without the pricetag.

The series included the 5.7-inch A7, 5.2-inch A5 and 4.7-inch A3 smartphones.

The Galaxy A features a premium metal frame and 3D glass back.

It is available in Black Sky, Gold Sand, Blue Mist and Peach Cloud.

The camera promises better autofocus and low light performance.

To take a selfie, you just touch the screen with the display acting as a flash.

You just swipe to change modes or filters. Food Mode should appeal to foodies wanting to document their culinary experiences on social media.

For the first time on the Galaxy A series, the smartphone offers IP68 water and dust resistance, allowing it to withstand the elements, including rain, sweat, sand and dust.

The Galaxy A also supports microSD storage up to 256GB.

It will also support Samsung Pay.

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