Samsung Galaxy A Series 2017 Editions Officially Announced Ahead of CES

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Galaxy A3 2017 and A5 2017

Samsung has officially announced 2017 editions of its "Galaxy A series" Smartphones, namely Galaxy A3 2017, Galaxy A5 2017, and Galaxy A7 2017, fews days before Consumer Electronic Show (CES) kickoff in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. The Galaxy A3 2017 which happens to be the smallest and the less powerful among the three features a 4.7-inch HD display and packs an Exynos 7870 chipset, while the Galaxy A5 2017 and A7 2017 sports 5.2-inch and 5.7-inch full-HD display, both flaunting octa-core Exynos 7880 chipsets.

Flashback: 2016 Editions of Samsung Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7

All the three smartphones comes with water-resistant and dustproof body that is IP68 certified and have 3D glass back panel, adding a premium feel to the already smooth metal body. Also, the three device bears fingerprint scanners underneath the physical home button. Disappointingly, Samsung has opted to use Android 6.0 Marshmallow instead of Android 7.0 Nougat on its latest device. The Galaxy A5 and A7 2017 comes with USB Type-C ports with fast charging support, while the Galaxy A3 2017 comes with a Micro-USB port.

Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 Specifications

  • 4.7-inch Super AMOLED display with HD (1280x720) resolution
  • 1.5GHz octa-core Exynos 7870 processor, Mali-T830 GPU
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB built-in storage (expandable up to 256GB via MicroSD card)
  • 13-megapixel rear camera, LED flash
  • 8-megapixel front camera
  • OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Water and dust resistance (IP68)
  • Dual SIM (nano)
  • Connectivity: WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1, 4G LTE + VoLTE, 3G, 2G, GPS/A-GPS, Micro-USB
  • Battery: 2350mAh
  • Dimensions: 135.4 x 66.2 x 7.9mm
  • Colour(s): Gold Sand, Blue Mist, Peach Cloud, Black Sand

Galaxy A5 2017 and A7 2017
Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 Specifications

  • 5.2-inch Super AMOLED display with full-HD (1920x1080) resolution, 424ppi
  • 1.87GHz octa-core Exynos 7880 processor, Mali-T830 GPU
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB built-in storage (expandable up to 256GB via MicroSD card)
  • 16-megapixel rear camera, LED flash
  • 16-megapixel front camera
  • OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Water and dust resistance (IP68)
  • Dual SIM (nano)
  • Connectivity: WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, 4G LTE + VoLTE, 3G, 2G, GPS/A-GPS, NFC, USB Type-C
  • Battery: 3000mAh, adaptive fast charging
  • Dimensions: 146.1 x 71.4 x 7.9mm
  • Colour(s): Gold Sand, Blue Mist, Peach Cloud, Black Sand

Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 Specifications

  • 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with full-HD (1920x1080) resolution
  • 1.87GHz octa-core Exynos 7880 processor, Mali-T830 GPU
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB built-in storage (expandable up to 256GB via MicroSD card)
  • 16-megapixel rear camera, LED flash
  • 16-megapixel front camera
  • OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Water and dust resistance (IP68)
  • Dual SIM (nano)
  • Connectivity: WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, 4G LTE + VoLTE, 3G, 2G, GPS/A-GPS, NFC, USB Type-C
  • Battery: 3600mAh, adaptive fast charging
  • Dimensions: 156.8 x 77.6 x 7.9mm
  • Colour(s): Gold Sand, Blue Mist, Peach Cloud, Black Sand

There is no word on pricing and availability of these smartphones.

Update

Samsung has revealed the pricing of its new Galaxy A smartphones. The Galaxy A3 2017 will be available in Europe at a price of €329, and the Galaxy A5 2017 at €429. The pricing of A7 2017 is not yet known.
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