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Samsung Launches 2017 Version of Galaxy A5 and A7 With Enhanced Features in India

Ankita Shah
Ankita Shah
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After upgrading the last year’s models (Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7) and processors, Samsung in India on Monday announced the launch of its new 2017 edition as Galaxy A5 (2017) and Galaxy A7 (2017). These new mid-range Galaxy A-series models will take place in the 2016 editions of the Galaxy A-series. Featuring an all-glass and metal design, these phones are also IP68 certified which makes them resistant to dust and water.

Abstract of Galaxy A-series 2017:

  • Display size and Type: 5.2 Full HD Super AMOLED (A5) and 5.7 Full HD Super AMOLED (A7)
  • Display Resolution: 1920 X 1080px
  • Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 4
  • Chipset: Exynos 7880
  • Memory storage: 32 GB
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Memory Expandability: up to 256 GB microSD
  • Operating System: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • The primary camera and Secondary camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 3000 mAh (A5) and 3600 mAh (A7)
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, etc
  • SIM Type: Dual Nano SIM
  • Price: A5 (2017) is priced at Rs 28,990 and A7 (2017) is priced at Rs 33,490

There are some common features between Galaxy A5 (2017) and Galaxy A7 (2017). Both the smartphones run on Android Marshmallow and connectivity includes 4G LTE support, dual-SIM compatibility, and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, USB Type C, NFC, and ANT+. The rear camera is supported with a LED flash whereas, for selfies, the screen doubles up a flash. The Galaxy A5 (2017) and A7 (2017) differ only in terms of display and battery capacity.

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Specifications:

Galaxy A5 (2017) comes with a 5.2-inch FHD (1080p) Super AMOLED display and is powered by the Exynos 7880 chipset; a 1.9GHZ octa-core processor and 3GB RAM. There is 32GB of internal storage. But if you are a power user, you can expand it for an additional 256 GB via a microSD card. Talking about the camera, the Galaxy A5 receives a boost as compared to its predecessor. The Galaxy A5 (2017) is fueled with a battery of 3,000mAh with fast charging capabilities.

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) Specifications:

Galaxy A7 (2017) comes with a 5.7-inch full HD Super AMOLED display and under the hood is the same chipset as seen on the Galaxy A (2017) with an option of expandable storage. The camera specification also remains the same with 16-megapixel rear and front camera.

The Galaxy A5 (2017) is priced at Rs 28,990 whereas Galaxy A7 (2017) is priced at Rs 33,490. Shipments of these smartphones begin on March 15. The Smartphone will be available in Gold Sand and Black Sky Color in India.


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