Samsung Galaxy E7, E5 PH prices, availability revealed

Alora Uy Guerrero
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Side by side: Samsung Galaxy E5 (left) and Samsung Galaxy E7 (right)
Side by side: Samsung Galaxy E5 (left) and Samsung Galaxy E7 (right)

Think the P24,990 Samsung Galaxy A7 or the P19,990 Samsung Galaxy A5 is too much for your wallet? Lady Luck must be smiling on you. At the Samsung Forum 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand, the Korean manufacturer's executives have confirmed that the cheaper alternatives to the A series—the Samsung Galaxy E7 and E5—will be available in the Philippines end of February.

 

Samsung Galaxy E7
Samsung Galaxy E7
Samsung Galaxy E5
Samsung Galaxy E5

The two were first launched in India first week of January, just two days ahead of the Galaxy A7, A5, and A3's unveiling here. And they will be priced at P15,990 and P13,990, respectively.

The E series phones are exactly the type of mid-end devices we've come to expect from the Korean manufacturer. Even the design is reminiscent of previous Samsung devices in the same category.

 

Samsung Galaxy E5 (top) and Samsung Galaxy E7 (bottom)

So while the A series handsets have an aluminum unibody and a more premium design that takes after the Galaxy Alpha and the Galaxy Note 4, the Samsung Galaxy E7 and E5 get a polycarbonate, almost-pearly treatment. While the A series smartphones represent Samsung's fundamental shift in smartphone aesthetic, those in the E lineup are a compromise between old (rounded design) and new (improved metal trim, unibody chassis).

Specs-wise, you can see the differences between the Samsung Galaxy E7, E5, A7, and A5 in the table we made below:

Samsung Galaxy E7, E5, A7, and A5 specs comparison

Stay tuned for more details of the Samsung Galaxy E7 and E5's Philippine launch. If you have questions, tweet us at @aloraguerrero.

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