The Samsung Galaxy A series is a line of Android mobile smartphones and tablets produced by Samsung Electronics, a South Korean multinational electronics company, as part of their Galaxy line. The first Galaxy A models were the Galaxy A3 and A5, which were introduced in December 2014 and released in March 2015. As of 2020, most Galaxy A models are available in most countries worldwide.
The Samsung Galaxy Alpha smartphone is considered the first in the A series lineup, though it did not include an official A series name. The Alpha was Samsung’s first smartphone to include a metallic frame and high-end materials, though the phone received mixed reviews for not including a MicroSD slot for expandable storage and lacking water-resistance.
The second generation of the Samsung Galaxy A series is also known as the 2016 Series. The Galaxy A (2016) series includes NFC, which supports Samsung Pay, a fast-charging feature, and increased battery life. The third generation of the A series, also called the 2017 Series, includes the Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5, and Galaxy A7, which all include IP68 water- and dust-resistance. The 2018 A series introduced features like a multi-lens camera, Infinity Display, and IP68 certification. The 2018 A series includes the Galaxy A6, Galaxy A6+, Galaxy A7, Galaxy A8, Galaxy A8+, Galaxy A8 Star, and Galaxy A9. The 2019 A series includes higher battery and memory capacities and comprises eighteen models. The 2020 series includes ten models and feature increased RAM and storage options.
The guides and pages included on this Samsung Galaxy A page are only for Galaxy A phones. See the Samsung Galaxy Tab A repair page for guides and repair information for Galaxy A tablets produced by Samsung.
To identify your Samsung Galaxy A phone, flip it over and locate the IMEI, serial number, and model number printed on the back panel, usually below the Samsung logo. This code provides crucial information about the device, including its series, generation, and region-specific variations.
You can also navigate to the Settings or Options menu, find the ‘About Phone,’ ‘About Device,’ or other similar options, to find the device name and model number.