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

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.

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Wizard593
5 months 23 days ago

The 2016 model is gorgeous looking and even beats s7 the perfect squre with blunt ends looks dashing i exepected that only on ylthe nxt also bt samsung did nt live upto expectations

MStuart
5 months 23 days ago

429€… might as well pay a bit more and get the S7.

sinoka56
5 months 23 days ago

Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, sad :/

gyroscope and notification led?

alozide
5 months 23 days ago

With Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, that’s very disappointing indeed :/

5 months 23 days ago

No, yet you have Always On Display

harinsheth
5 months 23 days ago

Which is more or less a software feature used by less people then who use gyro for VR … also this processors looks like shit for the price range !

Den Phils
5 months 23 days ago

Then don’t buy the phone!, anyways the phones are not being review yet. Let see in the coming days…

 
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