The South Korean Giant unveiled the Samsung A3 (2017), Samsung A5 (2017) and Samsung A7 (2017) devices earlier this month, now these devices have been launched and are available for purchase in Russia. This new A series of devices will come with sAMOLED displays and are also IP68 certified. The company as not mention anything about the global availability of these but we can expect it to happen very soon.
These handset are now available online and are priced at RUB 22,990 (approx $386), RUB 27,990 (approx $470), and RUB 32,990 (approx $555), respectively for A3 (2017), A5 (2017) and A7 (2017). Are you going to buy any of these devices? Do comment in the section below and stay tuned to PhoneRadar to be updated.
Earlier: Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy A7 2017, Galaxy A5 2017, and Galaxy A3 2017 smartphones. We have seen several leaks about these three devices in the last couple of months. As we mentioned earlier, the company came up with several modifications in terms of design. Instead of an all metal body, the company now opted for the glass back body, same as the premium Galaxy S series. As of now, there is no pricing mentioned but we sure that these devices will be costlier than their predecessors. All the three devices look similar in design with a metal frame and 3D glass back panel.
On the right edge, we can find the power button and the speaker, whereas the volume rocker can be spotted on the left edge. Compared to Galaxy A 2016 smartphones, these new Galaxy A 2017 smartphones come with IP68 certification making them water and dust resistant. With the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung for the first time introduced the IP certified device in the Galaxy Note series. The new devices come equipped with NFC and fingerprint sensor to make use of Samsung Pay. Unlike the Apple Pay and Android Pay, the Samsung Pay can be used with MST payment terminals.
The company also simplified the capturing selfies with the new Galaxy A smartphones. The user can simply capture the image by touching anywhere on the screen. Though there is no physical LED flash on the front, the display will brighten up to maximum brightness to capture better selfies in low light conditions. The camera UI also includes swipe to change modes or filters. Samsung is also offering Food Mode that optimizes the photos and enhances the color of images. It also has the Always On display feature that shows quick notifications without consuming much battery as all the three device feature AMOLED panels.
Samsung Galaxy A7 2017
The Galaxy A7 2017 comes with a 5.7-inch display with Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution with a 2.5D glass laid on top. Under the hood is the unspecified octa-core processor clocked at 1.9GHz and coupled with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. It sports a 16MP rear camera with f/1.9 aperture and LED flash. On the front is an another 16MP sensor with the same f/1.9 aperture for selfies and video calls. It is backed by a 3,600mAh non-removable battery with fast charging support. The device measures 156.8 x 77.6 x 7.9 mm.
Samsung Galaxy A5 2017
With a smaller form factor, the Galaxy A5 2017 sports a slightly smaller 5.2-inch Super AMOLED display but comes with the same Full HD resolution. Though there is no detail information about the processor, we expect the Galaxy A5 2017 to include the same 1.9GHz octa-core processor as Galaxy A7 2017. It even includes 3GB RAM and 32GB storage as on the Galaxy A7 2017. In the camera department, there is a 16MP sensor on the front and rear 0f the device, while only the rear camera is assisted by LED flash. The Galaxy A5 2017 measures 7.9mm thickness and is kept powered on by a 3,000mAh battery.
Samsung Galaxy A3 2017
Compared to other two devices, the Galaxy A3 2017 packs completely different specifications. It sports a 4.7-inch Super AMOLED display with HD (1280 x 720 pixels) resolution. Under the hood is the unspecified octa-core processor clocked at 1.6GHz. It packs 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage that can be expandable via MicroSD card slot. Talking about the cameras, the Galaxy A3 2017 has a 13MP rear camera with f/1.9 aperture and LED flash. For selfies, there is an 8MP front camera with f/1.9 aperture. It includes a smaller 2,350mAh battery and also lacks the fast charging support.
The devices run on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow based TouchWiz UI, and there is no information about the latest Android 7.0 Nougat update. All the three devices also include MicroSD card slot for further expansion of storage upto 256GB. Connectivity options include Cat.6 LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, ANT+, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, and USB Type-C port. The devices also feature Accelerometer, Proximity, Geomagnetic, Hall, and Barometer sensors along with an RGB Notification LED Light. The company also mentioned launching these devices in Black Sky, Gold Sand, Blue Mist and Peach Cloud color options. Stay tuned on Phone Radar since the pricing and availability of the Galaxy A 2017 devices are yet to be announced.