Samsung Galaxy A 2017 smartphone series launched ahead of CES 2017. The new series includes the Galaxy A7 (2017), Galaxy A5 (2017), and Galaxy A3 (2017). The smartphones are IP68 certified, which means they are water and dust resistant. They offer expandable storage up to 256 GB via a memory card. The Samsung Galaxy A 2017 series sports reversible USB Type-C port and Always on Display, allowing users to have a quick look at the time and calendar without waking up the phone.
The latest Samsung line-up features a metal body and 3D glass back. The smartphones will come in four color variants, viz. Black Sky, Gold Sand, Blue Mist, and Peach Cloud. Apart from this, the device also supports Samsung Pay that allows users to securely make online transactions. Users can back up phone data through Samsung Cloud and keep contents safe through biometric authentication. Speaking of the launch, DJ Koh, President of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics, said,
“At Samsung, we are always trying to ensure our customers have the most advanced products on the market. The latest Galaxy A series is a testament to this.”
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)
Starting with the 5.7” Galaxy A7, the smartphone comes with a FullHD Super AMOLED screen and runs Android 6 Marshmallow. The device is powered by 1.9” Octa-core CPU and 3GB of RAM on an Exynos chipset. It features a 16MP rear camera and a 16MP front camera with f/1.9 aperture.
Internal Storage is 32GB, which can be expanded via a microSD card slot. The Galaxy A7 is backed by a powerful 3,600 mAh battery with Fast Charging support.
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
The second member of the new Samsung Galaxy A 2017 series, Galaxy A5 (2017) comes with a comparatively smaller 5.2” Super AMOLED screen with the same 1080p resolution. It also features the same Exynos chipset and 3GB of RAM. Once again, the 32GB storage is expandable via a microSD card slot.
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) has another set of 16MP cameras, but it dropped the bright f/1.9 lenses. Battery capacity has also been compromised to 3,000 mAh, however, fast charging is still supported.
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)
Finally, the Galaxy A3 sports a 4.7” Super AMOLED display of 720p resolution. With a1.6GHz octa-core CPU, the device performance has been reduced. The cameras are also of comparably lower resolution – 13MP at the rear and 8MP at the front. Both cameras come with f/1.9 lenses, similar to other two members of the Samsung Galaxy A 2017 series.
The smaller size also means reduced memory and storage. The Galaxy A3 comes with 2GB of RAM and half the internal storage, i.e. 16GB. The battery capacity has been reduced to 2,350 mAh and Fast Charging is also not available.
The Samsung Galaxy A series will initially be available in Russia in January this year and will be expanded to other parts of the world later on. The company hasn’t yet revealed the prices of these devices.