Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) hands-on video and photos leak out


Update: A full "video review" of the Galaxy A5 (2017) can be watched above! Mind you, what we're seeing here could be a pre-production unit, so don't judge the handset by this review.

First seen last month in a series of good looking renders, the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) is an upcoming mid-rage smartphone that could be officially announced in the next few months. While Samsung has yet to confirm the existence of this device, we can now see it in what appear to be images taken from a hands-on video.

The new images gives credence to what was previously reported about the Galaxy A5 (2017). This is a handset that kind of resembles the Galaxy S7, having relatively similar rounded corners, and a fingerprint scanner on the front. Obviously, there are some differences between the S7 and the A5 (2017), including the fact that the new phone comes with a USB Type-C port, doesn't have a protruding rear camera, and neither a heart rate sensor. Moreover, it seems that the A5 (2017) has a speaker on its right side, next to the power button.

The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) should sport a 5.2-inch 1080p display, being powered by an octa-core Exynos 7870 processor. Other features may include 32 GB of expandable storage space and 3 GB of RAM. All in all, this looks like a pretty nice successor to the Galaxy A5 (2016).

When it finally hits the market - probably early next year - the Galaxy A5 (2017) could be available in four color variants: black, pink, blue, and gold. We sincerely hope the phone will run Android 7 Nougat out of the box.


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source: Neil Potgieter (YouTube) via: Slashleaks

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16 Comments

1. maherk

Posts: 6773; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Even Samsung mkd-rangers look better than the iPhones lol

2. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

The A3 2017 will be mine ... S7 design with 4.7 insh display

3. maherk

Posts: 6773; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Let's just hope they include a fingerprint scanner this time around.

14. aksa123

Posts: 366; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

A3 2017 will most likely be powered by Snap 4xx tho, eww

15. aznhachi

Posts: 212; Member since: Apr 12, 2016

625 would be better (hopefully)

16. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

It's going to have downclocked version of Exynos 7870 (1,4 GHz instead of 1,8 GHz).

4. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

I will probably buy one if it has IP68. I'm still sad that the midrangers do have FM radio but their flagships don't, otherwise I would be definately waiting for the S8..

5. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3100; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Galaxy A,Galaxy C,Galaxy J,Galaxy S,Galaxy blah blah blah. This is very confusing. That's why they're failing.

6. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Failing? correct me if I'm wrong, but Samsung's mid- and lowrangers are quite popular. This looks like a solid midranger as well.

7. sleepypandaeyes

Posts: 371; Member since: Apr 12, 2015

The j line is very popular particularly the j5 and j2 and iImagine the A series has done well to. I don't see how its confusing, I think it rather simply organizes there tier lines S- flagship Note - top range C - mid range metal build (c line I find pointless) A- mid range (glass/metal build) j - budget line (metal frame plastic back like old)

8. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

he's just complaining for complaining's sake...also dont forget that no single market gets all these devices at the same time

10. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

C - mostly (if not all) sold in China only.

11. Cyberchum

Posts: 1037; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Plastic is the reason why you're failing. I hope I can forgive myself for mistakenly thumbing you up.

9. OmarD

Posts: 24; Member since: Dec 06, 2015

Seriously? Are you complaining about USB-C connector? You can get USB-C cables for a few bucks. And even if your cable is non-detachable from your charger: You can get tiny adapters you stick on to your micro USB cable's connector. I'm happy with my OP3's USB-C connector. I would never go back to micro USB.

12. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

Exynos 7870, not 7880. Stop repeating it.

13. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

I have the a5 2016 as a backup device and I absolutely love it it has a great screen nice camera and very beautiful design the battery could be better but it charge very fast but to be honest the cpu & ram should be better hopefully the will include 3gb ram in 2017 model

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