Last month we told you about a new range of mid-range smartphones from Samsung which will be part of a new A Series of handsets. Samsung have recently announced that two new A Series smartphones will be available later on this month, the Samsung Galaxy A5 and the Samsung Galaxy A3. Here's the low down on these new additions to the Samsung smartphone family.

The Samsung Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 are likely to appeal to younger mobile phone users. They are probably going to be very competitively priced and will be aimed at teenagers and those in their early twenties. As well as featuring decent front-facing cameras for selfie taking, both smartphones will come with advanced social networking functions and camera software. Sporting an upmarket and metallic unibody design, both handsets will be available in a choice of colours which include platinum silver, champagne gold, light blue, soft pink and black and white.

The A5 and A3 will be Samsung's slimmest smartphones so far. The A5 boasts a depth of 6.7mm and the A3 measures up at 6.9mm. The A5 is the larger handset and it comes with higher specs, featuring a 5-inch 720p display, a 13-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel camera on the front and a 2300mAh battery. The Galaxy A5 is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor as well as 2GB of RAM. There's 16GB of expandable onboard storage, an NFC chip and it will run on Android 4.4.

The Samsung Galaxy A3 has a 4.5-inch (540 x 960 resolution) display, the same quad-core 1.2GHz processor, 1GB of RAM and a 1900mAh battery. It also comes with a 5-megapixel front-facing camera and there's an 8-megapixel snapper on the rear. Like the A5, the A3 will feature Android KitKat 4.4, NFC and it has a microSD slot to increase the built-in memory.

The Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 will launch in China initially before being rolled out to other countries in the next few months.