In case you weren’t paying attention, or are not as firmly wedded to news from the world of Samsung as we are, the South Korean company recently unveiled two new metal-bodied smartphones. The Samsung Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 are set to land, in select markets including China, this month and are some of the first properly metal phones from the company.

Samsung have been making noise about both handset’s social networking features, with Samsung’s JK Shin saying in a statement that “The Galaxy A5 and A3 offer a beautifully crafted full metal unibody, slim design, superior hardware and the best possible social media experience. These devices make our advanced Galaxy experience even more accessible to young and trend conscious consumers.”

Which isn’t bad news at all but the specs for each phone make them quite attractive outside of the social sphere.

The Galaxy A5 will sport a 5-inch HD Super AMOLED screen, a 1.2GHz quad-core chip and 2GB of RAM with 16GB of storage. This will be running on Android 4.4 and, of course, a 13MP camera.

The Galaxy A3, on the other hand, will have very similar specs but with a couple of downgrades (as well as an up). The display will be a 4.5-inch qHD affair, the 1.2GHz quad-core chip is sticking around and the RAM allocation is dropping to 1GB. Storage remains the same but the camera will be a more conventional 8MP snapper. Both phones will feature 5MP front-facing cameras, however.

As to pricing, that hasn’t been revealed yet. Stay tuned.

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