Samsung unveils Galaxy A 2017 Series

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Samsung today announced the latest Galaxy A series, including the 5.7-inch A7, 5.2-inch A5 and 4.7-inch A3 smartphones.

Amongst a lot of interesting additions, three features stand out: IP68 water resistance, USB-C connectivity, and 16MP front and rear cameras.

“At Samsung, we are always trying to ensure our customers have the most advanced products on the market,” said said DJ Koh, President of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics.

“The latest Galaxy A series is a testament to this. We integrated our unique approach to design as well as the features Galaxy customers have come to love to provide added performance without compromising on style.”

For the first time on the Galaxy A series, the smartphone offers IP68 water and dust resistance, allowing it to withstand the elements, including rain, sweat, sand and dust, making the device suitable for nearly any activity or situation.

The Galaxy A provides expanded, a larger memory, as well as expandable storage with microSD support up to 256GB. With a longer battery life to keep up with users’ active lifestyles and Fast Charge, the device powers up in no time. The Galaxy A is equipped with reversible USB Type-C port for easy connectivity including hassle-free charging. It also features Always on Display so users can quickly glance at the time and calendar without waking up the device, saving time and battery.

The Galaxy A3 2017 features a 4.7-inch 720p display, octa-core SoC clocked at 1.6GHz, 2GB of RAM, 16GB storage, and a 2350mAh battery. Being the entry-level model, it doesn’t get the 16MP cameras, instead, it comes with a 13MP shooter at the back and an 8MP camera up front.

The Galaxy A5 2017 fares better with a 5.2-inch Full HD display, 3GB of RAM, 32GB storage, octa-core SoC clocked at 1.9GHz, and a 3000mAh battery. The Galaxy A7 2017 has the same specs as the A5, with the main differences being a larger 5.7-inch Full HD display and a 3600mAh battery.

The Galaxy A 2017 series phones will be available in four color options: Black Sky, Gold Sand, Blue Mist and Peach Cloud. What do you guys make of Samsung’s new mid-range phones?

The Galaxy A3 2017, A5 2017, and A7 2017 will be available in Russia and select Asian markets starting later this month, followed by availability in Europe in February.

Samsung Galaxy A7 Product Specifications:

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Galaxy A7
NetworkLTE Cat.6 * May differ by markets and mobile operators
Display5.7” FHD Super AMOLED
AP1.9GHz Octa Core
OSAndroid 6.0.16 (Marshmallow)
CameraRear : 16MP (F1.9), Front : 16MP (F1.9)
VideoMPEG4, H.265(HEVC), H.264(AVC), H.263, VC-1, MP43, WMV7, WMV8, VP8, VP9
AudioMP3, AAC LC/AAC+/eAAC+,AMR-NB, AMR-WB, WMA, FLAC, Vorbis, Opus
Additional featuresMST technology(Samsung Pay), Samsung KNOX, S-Voice, Dual SIM option
* Samsung Pay launches may vary by market-readiness
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth® v 4.2, ANT+,
USB Type-C,NFC (UICC, eSE)
SensorAccelerometer, Proximity, Geomagnetic, RGB Light, Hall
Fingerprint scanner, Barometer
IP CodeIP68
Memory3GB RAM + 32GB Storage
Micro SD slot (up to 256GB)
Dimension156.8 x 77.6 x 7.9mm
Battery3,600mAh, Fast Charging

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Samsung Galaxy A5 Product Specifications:

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Galaxy A5
NetworkLTE Cat.6 * May differ by markets and mobile operators
Display5.2” FHD Super AMOLED
AP1.9GHz Octa Core
OSAndroid 6.0.16 (Marshmallow)
CameraRear : 16MP (F1.9), Front : 16MP (F1.9)
VideoMPEG4, H.265(HEVC), H.264(AVC), H.263, VC-1, MP43, WMV7, WMV8, VP8, VP9
AudioMP3, AAC LC/AAC+/eAAC+,AMR-NB, AMR-WB, WMA, FLAC, Vorbis, Opus
Additional featuresMST technology(Samsung Pay), Samsung KNOX, S-Voice, Dual SIM option
* Samsung Pay launches may vary by market-readiness
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth® v 4.2, ANT+,
USB Type-C, NFC (UICC, eSE)
SensorAccelerometer, Proximity, Geomagnetic, RGB Light, Hall
Fingerprint scanner, Barometer
IP CodeIP68
Memory3GB RAM + 32GB Storage
Micro SD slot (up to 256GB)
Dimension146.1 x 71.4 x 7.9mm
Battery3,000mAh, Fast Charging

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Samsung Galaxy A3 Product Specifications:

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Galaxy A3
NetworkLTE Cat.6 * May differ by markets and mobile operators
Display4.7” HD Super AMOLED
AP1.6GHz Octa Core
OSAndroid 6.0.16 (Marshmallow)
CameraRear : 13MP (F1.9), Front : 8MP (F1.9)
VideoMPEG4, H.265(HEVC), H.264(AVC), H.263, VC-1, MP43, WMV7, WMV8, VP8, VP9
AudioMP3, AAC LC/AAC+/eAAC+,AMR-NB, AMR-WB, WMA, FLAC, Vorbis, Opus
Additional featuresMST technology(Samsung Pay), Samsung KNOX, S-Voice, Dual SIM option
* Samsung Pay launches may vary by market-readiness
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth® v 4.2, ANT+,
USB Type-C, NFC (UICC)
SensorAccelerometer, Proximity, Geomagnetic, RGB Light, Hall, Fingerprint Scanner, Barometer
IP CodeIP68
Memory2GB RAM + 16GB Storage
Micro SD slot (up to 256GB)
Dimension135.4 x 66.2 x 7.9mm
Battery2,350mAh

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