SamMobile has affiliate and sponsored partnerships. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

Samsung Galaxy A (2017) series goes official: IP68, 16 MP front cameras, USB Type-C, and more

Phone
By 

Last updated: January 2nd, 2017 at 09:26 UTC+02:00

We’ve been hearing about these devices for quite a long time and now Samsung has finally made them official. The company says that the new Galaxy A (2017) series is stylish, powerful and practical with features that will make users’ everyday lives a bit more easier. Samsung will be launching the 4.3-inch Galaxy A3 and the 5.2-inch Galaxy A5 (2017) in Europe, in Black Sky, Gold Sand, Blue Mist and Peach Cloud color options.

The new Galaxy A (2017) series handsets have a metal frame and 3D glass back that clearly takes inspiration from the design of Samsung’s more premium offerings like the Galaxy S7. This is combined with a sleek camera and home button to provide a seamless form factor that’s comfortable to hold and use. For the first time, the Galaxy A series now offers IP68 water and dust resistance as well. Additional features include a USB Type-C port, Fast Charging, and Always on Display.

Samsung has significantly improved the imaging capabilities of the new handsets, including putting a 16-megapixel sensor on the front. A floating shutter lets users easily take a selfie by tapping anywhere on the screen and they can also use the display as a front flash for bright pictures. The camera UX has been simplified to allow users to quickly change modes and instantly add filters.

The Galaxy A5 (2017) features a 5.2-inch full HD Super AMOLED display with a 1.9GHz octa-core processor under the hood. The handset has 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, a 16-megapixel front and rear camera, 3,000mAh battery with Fast Charging support and Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. The Galaxy A7 (2017) will feature similar specs as the A5 (2017), except for a larger battery (3,600 mAh) and a bigger display (5.7 inches). The Galaxy A3 (2017) has a 4.7-inch HD Super AMOLED display with a 1.6GHz octa-core processor, 2GB RAM and 16GB storage, a 13-megapixel rear and 8-megapixel front camera, a 2,350mAh battery, and Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

The new Galaxy A lineup will go on sale in Europe in early February, while a few Asian markets will be seeing a launch sometime in late January. The Galaxy A3 (2017) and Galaxy A5 (2017) cost 329 euro and 429 euro respectively. As confirmed by a leak, Samsung Malaysia will be taking pre-orders starting January 6th, and details on availability in other markets and the handsets’ official pricing should soon be revealed.

galaxy-a-2017-1
galaxy-a3_black-sky
galaxy-a3_blue-mist
galaxy-a5_gold-sand
galaxy-a5_peach-cloud
galaxy-a7_black-sky
galaxy-a7_peach-cloud

Phone Galaxy A3 (2017)Galaxy A5 (2017)Galaxy A7 (2017)
Load 7 comments

You might also like

Galaxy A5 (2017) and Galaxy A8 (2018) get May security update

The latest Android security patch has been released for two more Galaxy devices. A new update that includes the May security patch is rolling out to the Galaxy A5 (2017) and the Galaxy A8 (2018) in various countries. The A5 (2017) update features firmware version A520FXXSECTD7 and the A8 (2018) update is identified by firmware version A530FXXSCCTE1. […]

  • By Abhijeet Mishra
  • 2 years ago

Galaxy A5 (2017), A30, and M31 get new update, April 2020 security patch

Three more Samsung smartphones are getting firmware updates including the April 2020 security patch, namely the Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F), Galaxy A30 (SM-A305F), and Galaxy M31 (SM-M315F). The updates arrive as firmware versions A520FXXSDCTCA, A305FDDS5BTC1, and M315FXXU1ATD1, respectively. Oddly enough, the new firmware version for the Galaxy M31 suggests that additional features should be included […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 2 years ago

December patch now available for the Galaxy A5 (2017), J5 (2017), and more

Samsung has released the December 2019 security update for the Galaxy A5 (2017), Galaxy J5 (2017), Galaxy A8 (2018), and Tab A 10.5 in select regions. The company has been rather quick so far in pushing the latest monthly patch to many of its devices, so much so that it kickstarted the rollout even before […]

  • By Naresh
  • 3 years ago

More Galaxy devices start receiving December security patch

Less than a week into December, Samsung is frantically releasing the December 2019 security patch to more and more devices. It has now added the Galaxy A7 (2017), A7 (2018), J7 Max/On Max, Galaxy J6+, and the Tab Active2 to this growing list. It’s encouraging to see the Korean company release the latest security update […]

  • By Naresh
  • 3 years ago

Galaxy S8, Galaxy A80, and Galaxy A5 (2017) get September security update

Samsung has released the latest Android security patch for the Galaxy S8/S8+, Galaxy A80, and Galaxy A5 (2017). An update is rolling out for these devices in various markets, with software version G95*FXXS5DSI1, A805FXXS2ASI2, and A520FXXUBCSI1 for the S8/S8+, A80, and A5 (2017) respectively. The Galaxy S8 update has been released in a handful of European […]

  • By Abhijeet Mishra
  • 3 years ago

Galaxy A5 (2017) and Galaxy J7 Pro receive August 2019 security patch

The August 2019 security patch continues to extend its reaches onto more Samsung devices, with both the Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F) and Galaxy J7 Pro (SM-J730G) now receiving an over-the-air update bringing along the latest security fixes. Samsung detailed the August 2019 security patch last week and, since then, a number of devices have received […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 3 years ago