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Samsung Officially Outs Its 2017 A Series Lineup

After leaks initially outed a few details for Samsung mid-ranged A Series lineup for 2017, including the fact that they were getting an IP68 certification, the Korean brand finally gave an official statement via their News Room. While the A series has generally towed the line between its flagship smartphones and their more affordable J series, this year’s iteration promises to deliver a better mix of design and performance, plus enhancements to its cameras. Let’s take a look at the each of the specs for the Samsung Galaxy A Series (2017).

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) Specifications

  • 1.9GHz octa-core processor
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 5.7-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display; 1920×1080 resolution
  • 32GB of expandable storage (Up to 256GB)
  • 16-megapixel rear camera, f/1.9 aperture
  • 16-megapixel front camera, f/1.9 aperture
  • 3G, LTE
  • Dual SIM
  • WiFi, Bluetooth v4.2, NFC
  • GPS, A-GPS
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • IP68 Certification
  • USB Type-C
  • 3600mAh battery with Fast Charging
  • Android 6.0.16 Marshmallow

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Specifications

  • 1.9GHz octa-core processor
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 5.2-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display; 1920×1080 resolution
  • 32GB of expandable storage (Up to 256GB)
  • 16-megapixel rear camera, f/1.9 aperture
  • 16-megapixel front camera, f/1.9 aperture
  • 3G, LTE
  • Dual SIM
  • WiFi, Bluetooth v4.2, NFC
  • GPS, A-GPS
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • IP68 Certification
  • USB Type-C
  • 3000mAh battery with Fast Charging
  • Android 6.0.16 Marshmallow

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) Specifications

  • 1.6GHz octa-core processor
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 4.7-inch HD Super AMOLED display; 1280×720 resolution
  • 16GB of expandable storage (Up to 256GB)
  • 13-megapixel rear camera, f/1.9 aperture
  • 8-megapixel front camera, f/1.9 aperture
  • 3G, LTE
  • Dual SIM
  • WiFi, Bluetooth v4.2, NFC
  • GPS, A-GPS
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • IP68 Certification
  • USB Type-C
  • 2350mAh battery
  • Android 6.0.16 Marshmallow

The Korean brand has always offered premium build quality with a good balance of hardware under the hood with A series and it looks like they’re set to deliver once again. The addition of water and dust resistance plus several spec upgrades definitely get a nod approval. The only question here is price and, so far, our source mentions that the A3 could be priced at €329 (Php 17,038), while the A5 is priced at €429 (Php 22,216); which is a little steep considering the amount of competition the Korean now faces. There was no mention of the price for the Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017).

Source: Samsung, Engadget

Jamie Inocian

A self-confessed geek. Jamie started out helping out on the Unbox Podcast and became the Digital Sales Manager when he joined the team full time. He has since then transitioned into one of our Senior Editors and Head Video Producer.

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