Samsung Reveals New 2017 Galaxy A Smartphone Series

Posted Mon Jan 2, 2017 at 08:30 AM PST by
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Three new Galaxy A mobile devices have been detailed.

Samsung has announced the latest additions to its Galaxy A line of smartphones. The new collection includes the 5.7-inch A7, 5.2-inch A5, and 4.7-inch A3.

"At Samsung, we are always trying to ensure our customers have the most advanced products on the market," said said DJ Koh, President of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. "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."

The Galaxy A series smartphones feature a premium metal frame design with a 3D glass back. Likewise, the mobile devices include a reversible USB Type-C port, an Always on Display, and  IP68 water and dust resistance. Models will be available in Black Sky, Gold Sand, Blue Mist and Peach Cloud. 

Here's a full rundown of specs for each model:

Galaxy A7 

- Network :LTE Cat.6 * May differ by markets and mobile operators:

Display :5.7” FHD Super AMOLED

AP:1.9GHz Octa Core

OS :Android 6.0.16 (Marshmallow)

Camera :Rear : 16MP (F1.9), Front : 16MP (F1.9)

Video:MPEG4, H.265(HEVC), H.264(AVC), H.263, VC-1, MP43, WMV7, WMV8, VP8, VP9

Audio :MP3, AAC LC/AAC+/eAAC+,AMR-NB, AMR-WB, WMA, FLAC, Vorbis, Opus

Additional features:MST technology(Samsung Pay), Samsung KNOX, S-Voice, Dual SIM option

Connectivity :Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth® v 4.2, ANT+, USB Type-C,NFC (UICC, eSE)

Sensor :Accelerometer, Proximity, Geomagnetic, RGB Light, Hall

Fingerprint scanner, Barometer

IP Code :IP68

Memory :3GB RAM + 32GB Storage

Micro SD slot (up to 256GB)

Dimension :156.8 x 77.6 x 7.9mm,

Battery :3,600mAh, Fast Charging

Galaxy A5 

Network :LTE Cat.6 * May differ by markets and mobile operators:

Display :5.2” FHD Super AMOLED

AP:1.9GHz Octa Core

OS :Android 6.0.16 (Marshmallow)

Camera :16MP (rear), 16MP (front)

Video:MPEG4, H.265(HEVC), H.264(AVC), H.263, VC-1, MP43, WMV7, WMV8, VP8, VP9

Audio :MP3, AAC LC/AAC+/eAAC+,AMR-NB, AMR-WB, WMA, FLAC, Vorbis, Opus

Additional features:MST technology(Samsung Pay), Samsung KNOX, S-Voice, Dual SIM option

Connectivity :Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth® v 4.2, ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC (UICC, eSE)

Sensor :Accelerometer, Proximity, Geomagnetic, RGB Light, Hall

Fingerprint scanner, Barometer

IP Code :IP68

Memory :3GB RAM + 32GB Storage

Micro SD slot (up to 256GB)

Dimension :146.1 x 71.4 x 7.9mm

Battery :3,000mAh, Fast Charging

Galaxy A3 

Network :LTE Cat.6 * May differ by markets and mobile operators :

Display :4.7” HD Super AMOLED

AP:1.6 GHz Octa Core

OS :Android 6.0.16 (Marshmallow)

Camera :Rear : 13MP (F1.9), Front : 8MP (F1.9)

Video:MPEG4, H.265(HEVC), H.264(AVC), H.263, VC-1, MP43, WMV7, WMV8, VP8, VP9

Audio :MP3, AAC LC/AAC+/eAAC+,AMR-NB, AMR-WB, WMA, FLAC, Vorbis, Opus

Additional features:MST Technology (Samsung Pay) Option, Samsung KNOX, S-Voice, Dual SIM option

Connectivity :Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth® v 4.2, ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC (UICC)

Sensor :Accelerometer, Proximity, Geomagnetic, RGB Light, Hall, Fingerprint Scanner, Barometer

IP Code :IP68

Memory :2GB RAM + 16GB Storage

Micro SD slot (up to 256GB)

Dimension :135.4 x 66.2 x 7.9mm

Battery :2,350mAh

The new Galaxy A will launch in Russia in early January and is then set to expand to global markets.

Source: Samsung

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