Left to right - Galaxy A3, A5 and A7 2017
Update: a few more Galaxy A-series 2017 slides have been sent our way, adding real images of the phones, as well as filling out details that confirm a new glass design, IP68 waterproofing for all, and 3000 mAh, 3300 mAh, and 3500 mAh battery capacities, respectively. Also, judging from the date on the Always-on display, release may come January 2nd.
Seven, Galaxy A7
'17 - that should be the promo invite of Samsung's upcoming alpha midranger. Last year, Samsung unveiled its A-series
crop in December, and, judging from the recent deluge of certifications
for the eventual Galaxy A7 (2017)
, it might out the new models in a week or two, which would be about a year after the A7 2016 model.
The new A7 is expected to sport a 5.7" 1080p Super AMOLED display, which would make it larger than the 5.5-inch A7 (2016)
. That added bulk may have gone into the battery pack, as the A7 (2017) will apparently come with a 3500 mAh juicer now. The phone is expected to be powered by an Exynos 7880, and have 3 GB RAM, as well as 32 GB/64 GB storage plus memory card slot for its expansion. Both the front and rear cameras were tipped to be with 16 MP resolution, though the main shooter would come with wide f/1.9 aperture.
A finger scanner and USB-C port are par for the course on a phone marked with 2017 in its name, but the most intriguing part of the whole setup, save for the high-res selfie snapper, is that the Galaxy A7 (2017)
is said to sport IP68 certification, marking a first for the A-series of Samsung phones.
Want to see how the phone may look like? Well, courtesy of this Samsung invitation meant for the vast Persian lands, you can - it pretty much looks like an enlarged S7
, so we are waiting with bated breath for the official announcement and the price tag of this svelte Marshmallow-powered midranger. Unfortunately, we can't see the power key side, so we can't tell you if this one will have a side speaker like the leaked A5 (2017)
, but the source promises to upload more pictures of the real deal soon, so we'll keep you posted.
Galaxy A3, A5 and A7 2017 details