Samsung Galaxy A series

The Samsung Galaxy A series is a line of mid-range smartphones and tablets manufactured by Samsung Electronics as part of their Galaxy line. The first models in the series, the first-generation Samsung Galaxy A3 and A5, were introduced in December 2014 and released in March 2015.
Following the announcement of the 2017 series, Samsung announced that they hoped to sell up to 20 million Galaxy A series smartphones, targeting consumers in Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America.
As of 2020, most of the Galaxy A series models are available in most countries. Galaxy Tab A is also part of the A series and is available in most countries as well.


First generation – Samsung Galaxy Alpha, Samsung Galaxy A3, and Samsung Galaxy A5
The Samsung Galaxy Alpha was introduced on 13 August 2014 and released in September 2014. A high-end device, the Galaxy Alpha is Samsung's first smartphone to incorporate a metallic frame and more premium materials, although the remainder of its physical appearance still resembles previous models such as the Galaxy S5. It also incorporates the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 or Samsung's new Exynos 5430 system-on-chip, which is the first mobile system-on-chip to use a 20 nanometer manufacturing process. However, the Galaxy Alpha received mixed reviews: although praised for its higher quality build and design in comparison to earlier Galaxy models' utilitarian plastic construction, the device was criticized for its modest specifications in comparison to the flagship Galaxy S5, with the Alpha being criticized for lacking water resistance, lower resolution screen and no MicroSD slot for expandable storage. The Alpha also debuted at a price too high for what some considered to be a "mid-range" smartphone, as although it did share the same Snapdragon 801 as the Galaxy S5, most earlier phones with the Snapdragon 801 had already been on the market for months and saw price drops. Following its launch, Samsung Electronics CEO JK Shin explained that the Alpha was "built and designed based on the specific desires of the consumer market." The company touted that the Galaxy Alpha would mark a "new design approach" for Samsung's products, and that elements from the Alpha could appear on future Samsung models. Its operating system is based on Android 4.4.4 "KitKat" with its own version of TouchWiz UI. Several updates were made throughout the world and in April 2015, Android 5.0.2 "Lollipop" was made available through an OTA update.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A
In March 2015, Samsung introduced the Galaxy Tab A series with 8.0 inch and 9.7 inch displays, a S Pen stylus, as well as preloaded Microsoft applications. The S Pen feature on the Galaxy Tab A series, makes the first Samsung Galaxy device to be equipped with the Samsung stylus outside of the Note series.
Second generation – Samsung Galaxy A
New features were introduced in the Galaxy A 2016 Series which includes metal and glass body, NFC which supports Samsung Pay, Samsung's Adaptive Fast charging feature and increased battery life. The Galaxy A series are similar to the Galaxy S6, and the Galaxy Note 5 flagships, which were released in April 2015, and August 2015, respectively.
Third generation – Samsung Galaxy A
In January 2017, Samsung unveiled the 2017 edition of the Galaxy A series. Newly improved features include 16-megapixel front and back cameras, an Exynos 7 Octa 7880 SoC, a 3D glass display, barometer and gyroscope sensors and IP68 certification for water and dust resistance as well as support for Gear 360. The new design of the series are very similar to the Galaxy S7 and the S7 Edge, released in March 2016. The series comprises three models: Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5, and Galaxy A7.
Fourth generation – Samsung Galaxy A
The 2018 Galaxy A Series introduces many high-end features for the first time in the Galaxy A lineup, including multi-lens camera, Infinity Display, Adaptive Fast Charging, IP68 certification, and revamped design. This series uses Samsung Experience UI derived from the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 9. The series comprises seven models: Galaxy A6, Galaxy A6+, Galaxy A7, Galaxy A8, Galaxy A8+, Galaxy A8 Star, and Galaxy A9.
Fifth generation – Samsung Galaxy A
Samsung introduced the 2019 Galaxy A Series in February 2019. Unlike all the previous models, the 2019 series uses a new two-digit model nomenclature, first introduced in the entry-level Galaxy M series. It retains the higher-end features previously introduced in the Galaxy A 2018 series with several improvements, alongside a "waterdrop" notch display, higher battery capacity, newer SoCs, and higher memory capacity. The video stabilization feature returned after it was removed from the Galaxy A 2017 series. This lineup, except the A2 Core, features One UI user interface, which was first introduced in Late 2018 and used by the Galaxy S10 series. The series comprises the most numerous models of the Galaxy A series, with eighteen models – Galaxy A2 Core, Galaxy A10e, Galaxy A10, Galaxy A10s, Galaxy A20e, Galaxy A20, Galaxy A20s, Galaxy A30, Galaxy A30s, Galaxy A40, Galaxy A40s, Galaxy A50, Galaxy A50s, Galaxy A60, Galaxy A70, Galaxy A70s, Galaxy A80 and Galaxy A90 5G.
Sixth generation – Samsung Galaxy A
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Samsung introduced the 2020 Galaxy A series a few months after the release of mid-generation refresh of the 2019 series. The series brought new features such as geometric design, newer and faster SoCs, Infinity-O punch-hole display & increased RAM and storage options. The series currently comprises ten smartphones – Galaxy A01, Galaxy A11, Galaxy A21, Galaxy A21s, Galaxy A31, Galaxy A41, Galaxy A51, Galaxy A71, Galaxy A51 5G, and Galaxy A71 5G. The Galaxy A01 was the second ultra-budget model within the Galaxy A series, the first being 2019's Galaxy A2 Core.


2014–15 lineup (1st generation)

Samsung Galaxy Alpha
Samsung Galaxy A3
Samsung Galaxy A5
Samsung Galaxy A7
Samsung Galaxy A8
Samsung Galaxy A3
Samsung Galaxy A5
Samsung Galaxy A7
Samsung Galaxy A9
Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro
Samsung Galaxy A8
Samsung Galaxy A3
Samsung Galaxy A5
Samsung Galaxy A7
Samsung Galaxy A8
Samsung Galaxy A8+
Samsung Galaxy A6
Samsung Galaxy A6+
Samsung Galaxy A8 Star
Samsung Galaxy A7
Samsung Galaxy A9
Samsung Galaxy A6s
Samsung Galaxy A8s
The Samsung Galaxy A8s is the first phone to have a punch hole in the display or what Samsung calls "Infinity-O Display". However, this is the first Samsung phone to remove the Headphone jack.

2020 lineup (6th generation)


2015 lineup

Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2015)

Galaxy Tab A 9.7 (2015)

2016 lineup

Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016)

Galaxy Tab 7.0 (2016)

2017 lineup

Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017)

2018 lineup

Galaxy Tab A 10.5 (2018)

Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2018)

2019 lineup

Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019)

Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019)

Galaxy Tab A Kids 8.0 (2019)

2020 lineup

Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020)