Samsung Introduces Stylish, Powerful and Practical Galaxy A5 with Enhanced Camera

Jan 05. 2017

Samsung delivers intuitive innovation with the latest addition to the Galaxy A smartphone series

Mississauga, ON – January 5, 2017 – Samsung Electronics Canada announced the addition to the Galaxy A series at CES 2017 in Las Vegas: the 5.2-inch Galaxy A5 smartphone, with refinements that deliver a beautiful design, powerful performance and ultimate convenience.

“At Samsung, we want to ensure Canadians have access to the latest innovation to get them closer to what they are passionate about,” said Paul Brannen, COO and Executive Vice President, Mobile Solutions, Samsung Canada. “The Galaxy A5 is a testament to this; we integrated our unique approach to design with features Canadians have come to love to provide added performance to fit their connected lives.”

Crafted with premium metal and glass, the Galaxy A5 seamlessly fuses 3D glass and a metal frame with a modern finish. Zero camera protrusion on the front and back complete its sleek, attractive design. The Galaxy A5 is available in two stylish colours: Black Sky and Blue Mist.

Capture important memories with the enhanced front and rear 16-megapixel cameras, which are now stable with accurate autofocus, resulting in vibrant and clear photos, including selfie in low-light conditions. With the Galaxy A5, taking selfies is now super easy. The 16MP front and rear cameras with Light+ Camera ensure your shots are clear and bright, even in low-light environments. The new Floating Camera Button helps you comfortably take selfies with one hand and the front flash ensures brightness, even when captured in dark settings. The camera on the Galaxy A5 offers a simplified UX design, including easy swipe to quickly change modes or instant filters to activate picture effects. Users can leverage modes such as the Food Mode, to optimize photos and enhance the colour of images.

Galaxy A5 takes the hassle out of everyday tasks. The smartphone offers IP68 water and dust resistance¹, allowing it to better withstand the elements, including rain, sweat, sand and dust, making the device suitable for a variety of activities.  

The Galaxy A5 provides more memory with expandable storage with microSD support up to 256GB. With a longer battery life to keep up with users’ active lifestyles and Fast Charge, the device powers up in no time. The Galaxy A5 is equipped with reversible USB Type-C port for easy connectivity, including hassle-free charging. It also features Always on Display so users can quickly glance at the time and calendar without waking up the device, saving time and battery.

Samsung Cloud allows users to easily back up data and images, and with security top-of-mind, they can also separate private data and keep the contents safe in a Secure Folder, which supports biometric authentication.

¹ This device has been tested and received an IP (Ingress Protection) rating of IP68, which tests for dust intrusion and for water submersion up to 1.5 metres for up to 30 minutes.