Samsung is rumored to launch the second-gen Galaxy A series of devices with the same naming as earlier devices. While the Galaxy A3 (2nd Gen), Galaxy A5 (2nd Gen), and Galaxy A7 (2nd Gen) are already certified by FCC in the U.S. Today, the Galaxy A5 (2nd Gen) is listed on TENAA that comes with the model number SM-A5100. The company is now more focusing on the entry-level and mid-range devices where there is stiff competition from Chinese manufacturers.
There are minor changes in the design of the device, where the speakers are placed on the bottom of the device instead on the rear of the device as seen with earlier Galaxy A5. It sports a metal body with rounded edges that give a nice grip to hold the device. It comes with a 5.2-inch Full HD AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass protection. Under the hood, the device is powered by unknown Exynos octa-core processor clocked at 1.7GHz.
It has a 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage that can be further expandable up to 128GB. The device supports dual SIM dual standby where you can add the MicroSD card instead of the second SIM. The same 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera that are seen on original Galaxy A5 will be passed on to the second-gen Galaxy A5. It runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with TouchWiz UI overlaid, and we can expect the Android 6.0 Marshmallow since earlier the devices in the Galaxy A series will also receive the update.
While the TENAA suggests the device to come in Gold color variant, the device might also launch in few other color options. It measures 6.9mm thin and weighs about 145 grams. The Galaxy A5 (2nd Gen) along with Galaxy A3 (2nd Gen) and Galaxy A7 (2nd Gen) are expected to launch officially in next couple of months. Stay tuned for more updates in the coming days.