Samsung’s new all-metal Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 are important devices for the company, but it has been unable to launch the two devices on time thanks to production issues that come with trying to make full metal phones for the first time. The Galaxy A5 is already available in China and is expected to be followed by the A3 sometime this year, but Samsung has given no official word on when the two devices will make their way to other markets. But a statement given by Samsung to Android Planet is offering some details on that front, along with concrete info on the price.
According to Android Planet, the Galaxy A3 and A5 will be launched in the Netherlands sometime in the first quarter of 2015, with local retailers like GSMWijzer expecting stock in January. The Galaxy A5 is priced at EUR 410, while the Galaxy A3 is priced at EUR 310 – those aren’t bad prices for the hardware on offer, though some will rightly point out those aren’t the best either. As for other markets, it’s possible the entire European region will get the devices sometime in the first quarter, though it’s likely a release will be limited to selected countries given the production issues that Samsung is facing.