Galaxy A3, A5 and A7 (2017) leak out: waterproof, new glass design

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.


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Galaxy A7 (2017)
  • Display 5.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3600 mAh(23h 3G talk time)



1. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Galaxy A series have been stylish since last year... Looking foward to this A7 (2017), as long as it doesn't happen to lack a 3.5mm jack!

8. MrHate

Posts: 318; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

An article that has nothing to do with the iPhone and yet you still manage to bash the iPhone. Keep up your good work!

9. 0kax0el0

Posts: 238; Member since: Nov 15, 2012

I think he is referencing the rumors about the S8 not having 3.5mm jack...

10. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 928; Member since: May 07, 2014

Hahahaa... Did he mention the iPhone? I don't see the word "iPhone" anywhere in his comment.

12. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Read carefully MrHate and then next time you post you wont look like a complete idiot.

17. MrHate

Posts: 318; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

So 3 stupid comments from (probably) fanboys. First one saying that he references the rumors about the S8 when he clearly talked about the A7. Second one saying that he didn't mention the iPhone. I don't know about you but he did indirectly do it. Never heard of reading between the lines? But I guess you are just trolling and not that stupid. And for the third one, reading in between lines isn't your greatest strength huh? Maybe try on improving on that before calling someone a idiot.

18. 0kax0el0

Posts: 238; Member since: Nov 15, 2012

Mister, you're the one that clearly has issues reading between lines... And yes, probably I'm a fanboy... but I prefer the term "tech enthusiast", I'm not loyal to a brand, I use whatever fits my needs or peaks my interest. But I understand your need for insults, after all, you're MrHate, what else could you do?

14. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

You must really be stupid. Did you not see the article on the rumor that the Galaxy S8 could be minus a hgeadphone jack? Also he never even mentioned the iPhone. Do you have a guilty conscious? Oh wait, the iPhone wasn't even the first phone to even ditch the headphone jack to begin with. So that makes you a super illegitimate bastard hating troll faced garbage eating maggot! Go take your hate somewhere else!

20. Bn888

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 08, 2016

it has led notification or not? its basic characteristic

2. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

I really hope that the A7 with IP68 also launches in Europe.

3. MingLiangChen

Posts: 329; Member since: Jul 06, 2012

Beautiful curved back and rounded sides, more like s7 now.

4. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

The a3 2017 is mine exynos soc based 14 nm , 4.7 insh display , s7-like design ....

5. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

daily releases of the same ole stuff and still haven't figured out the note7 unprecedented recall. shamesung should stop copying apple with the new glossy black release. the rose gold. the headphone jack removal to name a few and focus on tech imstead f manufacturing everything but a kitchen sink. the pictures of the note7 inside looked horribl---very cheap looking components inside which is not surprising of why it was recalled

6. maherk

Posts: 7007; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Nice picture of you and your friends ;)

7. John-Knotts

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 28, 2015


15. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

What does the Note have to do with this? Wait, wasn't Samsung making 50+ model of phone seven before they made the Note? Have any other phones Samsung made had the same issue as thr Note? Just let it go you stupid idiot? Are your parents as stupid as you are? Please let me meet them so I can slap them for ever bring you into the world. Or maybe they are already ashamed of the clueless stupid idiot you've become. Stop embarrassing the human race with your purposeful ignorance. It's insulting for a person to know the truth and still lie openly. You are such a troll.

11. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

The media must start to understand, that the real iPhone's rival is the Samsung's A line. GS and especially Note are different league

13. OmarD

Posts: 24; Member since: Dec 06, 2015

Looking forward to this one, the A7 looks perfect for The Wife. Pity it has a glass back though.

16. WAusJackBauer

Posts: 456; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Great phones :)

19. Bn888

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 08, 2016

it has led notification or not? its very basic

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