Today Samsung held a press conference in Taiwan during which it made the Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 smartphones official for that particular market. Of the two, we've seen the A5 already up for grabs in both China and Russia.
And now it's headed to Taiwan, along with its smaller and less capable sibling. The Galaxy A3 will be priced at TWD 8,990, which is about $287 or €231, while the A5 will retail for TWD 11,990 ($383, €307).
Both phones come with the same specs as elsewhere, and with the metal bodies you can expect from members of the new A series of Samsung handsets.
The Galaxy A3 has a 4.5-inch 540x960 Super AMOLED touchscreen, an 8 MP rear camera with LED flash, a 5 MP secondary cam, and a 1,900 mAh battery. It's powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chipset, with a 1.2 GHz quad-core Cortex-A53 CPU, aided by 1.5GB of RAM. There's 16GB of storage inside, and the device runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat.
The Galaxy A5 sports a 5-inch 720p Super AMOLED screen, a 13 MP rear snapper, 2GB of RAM, and a 2,300 mAh battery. Otherwise, it's identical to the A3.