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Samsung Introduces Galaxy A (2017) Series of Smartphones

2017 has just been ushered in and Samsung is already on full throttle. Today, the brand has announced the 2017 version of its popular mid-range Galaxy A series, naming it Galaxy A (2017). For what seemed as an experiment back in 2014, the series has gained lot of good reviews therefore pushing the company to announce newer generations.

The new 2017 series comes with the same 3 smartphone lineup, Galaxy A3 (2017), Galaxy A5 (2017) and the largest, Galaxy A7 (2016). Samsung’s President of Mobile Communications Business, DJ Koh says:“At Samsung, we are always trying to ensure our customers have the most advanced products on the market,” He further added “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.

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Technical specifications for complete Galaxy A (2017) series have been given below.

Highlight changes as indicated by Samsung include a premium metal frame and 3D glass, enhanced front and rear 16 mega-pixel cameras and most importantly, IP68 water and dust resistance. The internals have also been upgraded featuring microSD card support for upto 256GB cards. Software features from the Samsung Galaxy S7 have also been added such as Always On Display and Secure Folder.

Samsung Galaxy A (2017) Series: Technical Specifications

As mentioned earlier, the Galaxy A (2017) series comprises of 3 smartphones with different screen sizes and different set of features with the A7 (2017) being the most expensive and largest. Read all the technical specifications right below.

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Galaxy A7 (2017) Product Specification

  • Network LTE Cat.6 * May differ by markets and mobile operators
  • Display 5.7” FHD Super AMOLED
  • AP 1.9GHz Octa Core
  • OS Android 6.0.16 (Marshmallow)
  • Camera Rear : 16MP (F1.9), Front : 16MP (F1.9)
  • Video MPEG4, H.265(HEVC), H.264(AVC), H.263, VC-1, MP43, WMV7, WMV8, VP8, VP9
  • Audio MP3, AAC LC/AAC+/eAAC+,AMR-NB, AMR-WB, WMA, FLAC, Vorbis, Opus
  • Additional features MST technology(Samsung Pay), Samsung KNOX, S-Voice, Dual SIM option
  • Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth® v 4.2, ANT+, USB Type-C,NFC (UICC, eSE)
  • Sensor Accelerometer, Proximity, Geomagnetic, RGB Light, Hall Fingerprint scanner, Barometer
  • IP Code IP68
  • Memory 3GB RAM + 32GB Storage, Micro SD slot (up to 256GB)
  • Dimension 156.8 x 77.6 x 7.9mm,
  • Battery 3,600mAh, Fast Charging

Galaxy A5 (2017) Product Specification

  • Network LTE Cat.6 * May differ by markets and mobile operators
  • Display 5.2” FHD Super AMOLED
  • AP 1.9GHz Octa Core
  • OS Android 6.0.16 (Marshmallow)
  • Camera 16MP (rear), 16MP (front)
  • Video MPEG4, H.265(HEVC), H.264(AVC), H.263, VC-1, MP43, WMV7, WMV8, VP8, VP9
  • Audio MP3, AAC LC/AAC+/eAAC+,AMR-NB, AMR-WB, WMA, FLAC, Vorbis, Opus
  • Additional features MST technology(Samsung Pay), Samsung KNOX, S-Voice, Dual SIM option
  • Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth® v 4.2, ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC (UICC, eSE)
  • Sensor Accelerometer, Proximity, Geomagnetic, RGB Light, Hall, Fingerprint scanner, Barometer
  • IP Code IP68
  • Memory 3GB RAM + 32GB Storage, Micro SD slot (up to 256GB)
  • Dimension 146.1 x 71.4 x 7.9mm
  • Battery 3,000mAh, Fast Charging

Galaxy A3 (2017) Product Specification

  • Network LTE Cat.6 * May differ by markets and mobile operators
  • Display 4.7” HD Super AMOLED
  • AP 1.6 GHz Octa Core
  • OS Android 6.0.16 (Marshmallow)
  • Camera Rear : 13MP (F1.9), Front : 8MP (F1.9)
  • Video MPEG4, H.265(HEVC), H.264(AVC), H.263, VC-1, MP43, WMV7, WMV8, VP8, VP9
  • Audio MP3, AAC LC/AAC+/eAAC+,AMR-NB, AMR-WB, WMA, FLAC, Vorbis, Opus
  • Additional features MST Technology (Samsung Pay) Option, Samsung KNOX, S-Voice, Dual SIM option
  • Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth® v 4.2, ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC (UICC)
  • Sensor Accelerometer, Proximity, Geomagnetic, RGB Light, Hall, Fingerprint Scanner, Barometer
  • IP Code IP68
  • Memory 2GB RAM + 16GB Storage, Micro SD slot (up to 256GB)
  • Dimension 135.4 x 66.2 x 7.9mm
  • Battery 2,350mAh

We love the changes Samsung has made to the new Galax A (2017) series. What do you think about it? Let us know in the comments. Full review of these devices to be published very soon. Before that, you can read our reviews on the old Galaxy A (2016) series and furthermore, download the Galaxy A (2017) wallpapers: Download Samsung Galaxy A (2017) Wallpapers.

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