Just three weeks ago, we reported that the Galaxy A (2017) series would have IP68 water and dust certification along with USB Type-C charging and 16MP cameras (matching that of the Galaxy C9 Pro). Well, a new teaser suggests that the Iran launch was right on the money.
Samsung’s Galaxy A series teaser has been leaked by Samsung Mobile Malaysia featuring the words “It All Begins With A. Hold Your Breath” with small water drops and a small water stream to the right and “Something ‘A’ waits you” #A2017liveunplanned” at the bottom of the teaser. Swimmers hold their breath under water, and the water droplets themselves are nothing short of a surefire giveaway as to the water-resistant nature of the Galaxy A3 (2017), A5 (2017), and A7 (2017). Leakster Roland Quandt revealed that the Galaxy A (2017) unveiling is “a CES thing,” indicating that Samsung will unveil these three devices at CES 2017 in January — which will arrive in a matter of days.
Aside from water resistance, we know that the Galaxy A5 (2017) will feature a 5.2-inch Full HD display, 1.9Ghz octa-core Exynos 7870 SoC, 3GB of RAM, 16MP front and rear cameras, a 3,000mAh battery, and come in four colors (including the famous Note 7 Blue Coral color). The A7 (2017) will feature a 5.5-inch, Full HD (1920 x 1080p) Super AMOLED display, Samsung’s Exynos 7870 SoC, 16MP front and back cameras, and launch with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on board. The Galaxy A3 (2017) will have the same Exynos SoC as the A5 (2017) and A7 (2017) but feature 2GB of RAM as opposed to the 3GB of RAM of the A5 (2017).
CES 2017 is only a few days away, so the time is not long.
Are you glad to see water resistance come to the Galaxy A series? Are these phones worthy of recommendation from their specs? What specs are you most excited about?
Update: Samsung has confirmed the exact date of the Galaxy A (2017) series unveiling by way of a press invite set for January 5th from 10:30am-1pm in Kuala Lumpur, as can be seen below.