SHAFAQNA – The dual-SIM variant of Samsung’s metal-clad Galaxy A5 has been listed on company’s China website. The South Korean giant had not announced the variant when it had unveiled the single-SIM Galaxy A5 smartphone last month, alongside the Galaxy A3.
During the unveiling, Samsung had said that it will launch both the smartphones in China in November. It appears that the company is going to offer Galaxy A5 before the Galaxy A3. Samsung hasn’t listed the Galaxy A3 as yet, but we could expect that the company will also offer a dual-SIM variant of the smartphone, just like Galaxy A5.
Last week, a report noted that the rollout of the Samsung’s Galaxy A series was delayed due to low production yields for the full metal bodies, but will still hit “select markets” including China in November. It said that both the smartphones were planned for Q3 launch, but because of Samsung having difficulties in producing the metal casings for its first full-metal unibody designed smartphones, the company instead announced the smartphones in Q4.
The report had noted that “the casings did not meet the quality requirements Samsung was aiming for, and only around 50 percent of the yield came out right.”
Notably, the Galaxy A7 handset that was much-leaked alongside the Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 has still not yet been announced – possibly another symptom of the yield issues.