Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017), A5 (2017) and Galaxy A7 (2017) official, come with water-resistance, 16MP front cameras

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Samsung has just taken the wraps off of its new Galaxy A 2017 series smartphones, the Galaxy A3 with 4.7-inch display, A5 with 5.2-inch and Galaxy A7 (2017) with a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display. The latest 2017 Galaxy A series line-up comes with metal frame sandwiched in two layers of 3D glass. Yes, this time the back is curved similar to the Galaxy S7 Edge.

The new Galaxy A5 (2017) and Galaxy A7 (2017) smartphones come with 16-megapixel front and rear cameras as well. There's a new floating camera button which lets you take selfies by just tapping on the display, making it easier to capture photos all the while using the display as a front flash for brighter images even in lower light. There is a build in food mode which optimized lighting and color for better gourmet shots.

But the biggest addition here is IP68 water and dust resistance to all three, the Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 2017 smartphones. You can now take the Galaxy A (2017) series phones under water and it will still work. Samsung has also included a microSD card slot on the phone to expand storage up to 256 GB and they come with a reversible USB type C port which supports fast charging.

Always On display has also been added on the Galaxy A series which helps you glance information about your calendar, battery-life, and notifications. With NFC, Samsung has also added support for Samsung Pay on the devices working on MST or NFC payment terminals. On the software front, the Galaxy A (2017) series will run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow at start but will be later updated to Android Nougat after the Galaxy S7.

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) Specifications

  • 5.7-inch Full-HD Super AMOLED Display
  • 1.9GHz Octa-core Processor
  • 3GB RAM, 32GB Storage expandable with MicroSD card slot up to 256 GB
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 16 MP Rear Camera, LED Flash, f/1.9 Aperture
  • 16 MP Front Camera, f/1.9 Aperture, Screen flash
  • IP68 water and dust resistance, MST, Samsung KNOX, Dual-SIM
  • 4G VoLTE, dual-band WiFi ac, Bluetooth 4.2, USB Type-C, NFC
  • Dimensions: 156.8 x 77.6 x 7.9 mm
  • 3600 mAh Battery, Fast Charging

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Specifications

  • 5.2-inch Full-HD Super AMOLED Display
  • 1.9GHz Octa-core Processor
  • 3GB RAM, 32GB Storage expandable with MicroSD card slot up to 256 GB
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 16 MP Rear Camera, LED Flash, f/1.9 Aperture
  • 16 MP Front Camera, f/1.9 Aperture, Screen flash
  • IP68 water and dust resistance, MST, Samsung KNOX, Dual-SIM
  • 4G VoLTE, dual-band WiFi ac, Bluetooth 4.2, USB Type-C, NFC
  • Dimensions: 146.1 x 71.4 x 7.9 mm
  • 3000 mAh Battery, Fast Charging

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) Specifications

  • 4.7-inch Full-HD Super AMOLED Display
  • 1.6GHz Octa-core Processor
  • 2GB RAM, 16GB Storage expandable with MicroSD card slot up to 256 GB
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 13 MP Rear Camera, LED Flash, f/1.9 Aperture
  • 8 MP Front Camera, f/1.9 Aperture, Screen flash
  • IP68 water and dust resistance, MST, Samsung KNOX, Dual-SIM
  • 4G VoLTE, dual-band WiFi ac, Bluetooth 4.2, USB Type-C, NFC
  • Dimensions: 135.4 x 66.2 x 7.9 mm
  • 2350 mAh Battery

Pricing and Availability

At present, there is no word on pricing or availability of the new Galaxy A (2017) series smartphones, but we will update this post as soon as the information arrives.