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Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) gets certified by the FCC

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Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) gets certified by the FCC
The low man on the totem pole as far as the Galaxy A (2017) series is concerned, the Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) has now been certified by the FCC. Wearing a model number of SM-A320F for its visit to the FCC, we expect the Galaxy A3 (2017) to sport a 4.7-inch screen with a 720 x 1280 resolution. An octa-core CPU will be powering the unit, running at a 1.5GHz clock speed. 3GB of RAM is inside. With an IP68 certification rating, the unit will be able to stay submerged in up to nearly 5 feet of water for as long as 30-minutes.

The Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) is said to come with a 12MP rear-facing camera, and an 8MP selfie snapper is believed to be in front. Android 6.0.1 should be pre-installed. The FCC documentation reveals that the handset will feature an E-label. Since the FCC label is often placed inside the battery compartment, replacing the physical label with an E-label is often a sign that the battery powering a handset is non-removable. In this case, a 3000mAh battery is said to be powering the phone. A fingerprint scanner resides inside the home button.

Just a few days ago, we passed along some information from tipster Roland Quandt, who said that the Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) and Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) will both be unveiled in the middle of January for the Western European market. The pair will be offered in black, blue, gold and pink. According to Quandt, the Galaxy A3 (2017) will be priced at the equivalent of $365 USD, while the Galaxy A5 (2017) will carry a price equivalent to $468 USD.

Render reveals what we can expect in the way of looks for the Samsung Galaxy A (2017) series

Render reveals what we can expect in the way of looks for the Samsung Galaxy A (2017) series


source: FCC via PriceRaja

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posted on 22 Dec 2016, 05:55

1. GreenMan (Posts: 1768; Member since: 09 Nov 2015)


Isn't it a little... Too expensive at nearly $400...?

That's the realm of One Plus 3...

Anyhow, according to GSM Arena; it'll have a Mali-T830 GPU with 2 GB of RAM (not 3GB as mentioned here)... None of the Mediatek SoC have an 830 GPU. On the "Exynos Front" we have Exynos 7870, which is quite a respectable SoC with fast 900Mhz Dual Channel RAM Module and 14 n.m processors...

But still, it can't hold its own against the likes of Snapdragon 820+... Heck, even Snapdragon 650 and onward chips are superior...! And lets not forget the fact that the screen is just 720p, which is quite respectable for a 4.7" Phone, but with such a decent SoC, 1080p Display would've made a lot more sense...

This is MAD MONEY... This phone would've made a TON of sense at less than $300...

Oh well, eh?

G'Day!

posted on 22 Dec 2016, 06:00

2. GreenMan (Posts: 1768; Member since: 09 Nov 2015)


Edit: Just checked the Flops chart and the GPU is WEAK at less than 50 Flops benchmark... No wonder this phone doesn't have an 1080p display...

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