Samsung has officially announced its latest Galaxy A (2017) series of smartphones. The series includes the Galaxy A7 (2017), Galaxy A5 (2017) and A3 (2017) smartphones. All three phones are come with IP68 certification for water and dust resistance, Always on Display, Fingerprint sensor, USB Type-C port, Fast Charging support and metal frame with 3D glass back design which offers them a premium look. The devices support Samsung Pay that allows for secure mobile payments through Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST) and Near Field Communication (NFC) technology.

The A7 (2017) and A5 (2017) come with 16MP front and rear cameras that offers different modes to optimize photos and enhance the color of images. Check out the smartphones key specifications below.

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Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) specifications:

  • 5.7-inch Full HD (1920×1080 pixels) Super AMOLED Always-on display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection
  • Exynos 7880 (64-bit) SoC with 1.9GHz Octa-Core CPU
  • Mali-T830 GPU
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB internal storage, expandable up to 256GB via micro SD card
  • Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Dual SIM (nano + nano, dual stand-by)
  • 4G LTE with VoLTE, 3G HSPA+, 2G GPRS/EDGE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz & 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, GPS with GLONASS, micro USB 2.0, USB Type-C, USB OTG
  • 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
  • 16MP auto-focus rear camera with LED flash, f/1.9 aperture, OIS, 1080p video recording
  • 16MP front camera, f/1.9 aperture, 1080p
  • Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Proximity, Gyroscope, Ambient Light, E-Compass, Barometer, Gravity sensor
  • IP68 certified – dust proof and water resistant
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 3600mAh battery with fast charging
  • Dimensions: 156.8 x 77.6 x 7.9mm
  • Colors: Black Sky, Gold Sand, Blue Mist, Peach Cloud

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) specifications:

  • 5.2-inch Full HD (1920×1080 pixels) Super AMOLED Always-on display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection
  • Exynos 7880 (64-bit) SoC with 1.9GHz Octa-Core CPU
  • Mali-T830 GPU
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB internal storage, expandable up to 256GB via micro SD card
  • Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Dual SIM (nano + nano, dual stand-by)
  • 4G LTE with VoLTE, 3G HSPA+, 2G GPRS/EDGE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz & 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, GPS with GLONASS, micro USB 2.0, USB Type-C, USB OTG
  • 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
  • 16MP auto-focus rear camera with LED flash, f/1.9 aperture, OIS, 1080p video recording
  • 16MP front camera, f/1.9 aperture, 1080p
  • Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Proximity, Gyroscope, Ambient Light, E-Compass, Barometer, Gravity sensor
  • IP68 certified – dust proof and water resistant
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 3000mAh battery with fast charging
  • Dimensions: 146.1 x 71.4 x 7.9mm
  • Colors: Black Sky, Gold Sand, Blue Mist, Peach Cloud
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Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) specifications:

  • 4.7-inch HD (1280×720 pixels) Super AMOLED Always-on display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection
  • Exynos 7870 14nm (64-bit) SoC with 1.5GHz Octa-Core CPU
  • Mali-T830 GPU
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage, expandable up to 256GB via micro SD card
  • Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Dual SIM ( nano + nano, dual stand-by)
  • 4G LTE with VoLTE, 3G HSPA+, 2G GPRS/EDGE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz & 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, GPS with GLONASS, micro USB 2.0, USB Type-C, USB OTG
  • 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
  • 13MP auto-focus rear camera with LED flash, f/1.9 aperture, 1080p video recording
  • 8MP front camera, 1080p
  • Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Proximity, Gyroscope, Ambient Light, E-Compass, Gravity sensor
  • IP68 certified – dust proof and water resistant
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 2350mAh battery with fast charging
  • Dimensions: 135.4 x 66.2 x 7.9mm
  • Colors: Black Sky, Gold Sand, Blue Mist, Peach Cloud

The Samsung Galaxy A (2017) series smartphones will first be available in Russia in a few days and in global markets later.

DJ Koh, President of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics, said:

“At Samsung, we are always trying to ensure our customers have the most advanced products on the market. The latest Galaxy A series is a testament to this. We integrated our unique approach to design as well as the features Galaxy customers have come to love to provide added performance without compromising on style.”