Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) and Galaxy A3 (2017) press renders leak out


Earlier today, we learned that Samsung was getting ready to officially announce the Galaxy A 2017 series next week, on January 5. The new series will include three smartphones (at least for the beginning): Galaxy A3 (2017), Galaxy A5 (2017), and Galaxy A7 (2017).

We've already seen various renders and images showing these upcoming handsets, but now we have something better: leaked press renders presenting the fronts and rears of the Galaxy A5 (2017) and Galaxy A3 (2017). Most probably, these are the images that Samsung will be using to promote the new devices.

While they have similar designs, the Galaxy A5 (2017) and Galaxy A3 (2017) come in different sizes, as the A5 (model number SM-A520) sports a 5.2-inch 1080p display, while the A3 (model number SM-A320) has a 4.7-inch 720p screen.

The new Galaxy A5 is expected to be powered by an octa-core Exynox 7880 CPU, further featuring 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of expandable storage space, and a 3300 mAh battery. The new Galaxy A3 will be a bit more modest, possibly featuring an octa-core Exynos 7870 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of expandable internal memory, and a 3000 mAh battery.

Yesterday, Samsung hinted at the fact that the Galaxy A 2017 family would be water-resistant, but it's not clear if this applies to all models in the new series.

Apparently, the Galaxy A5 (2017) and Galaxy A3 (2017) will be available in four color variants: black, gold, blue, and pink. The phones could go on sale beginning January, though, for now, we don't know if that's true for the US market. In any case, we'll find out more about the Galaxy A 2017 series next week. Stay tuned!


source: WinFuture (translated)

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Galaxy A5 (2017)
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(16h 3G talk time)
Galaxy A3 (2017)
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 1600 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2350 mAh(17h 3G talk time)

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17 Comments

1. FlySheikh

Posts: 444; Member since: Oct 02, 2015

definitely getting the A5 for my Mum..

4. Alcahas

Posts: 28; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

Buying an octa-core A53 Soc on 28nm in 2017 should be a crime. Not to mention the weak (for the price) T830 MP3 in it. Especially for that price, I can get a new unlocked S7 for a bit more than 450E

6. Tommikke

Posts: 69; Member since: Nov 21, 2015

Depends on your country. Where I live S7 costs 600€.

9. FlySheikh

Posts: 444; Member since: Oct 02, 2015

She already has a flagship device (GS6E). This will be for her second line.

14. Alcahas

Posts: 28; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

Why would you give your mother a downgrade ?

15. FlySheikh

Posts: 444; Member since: Oct 02, 2015

Because she barely used this number.

12. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Exynos 7870 is one of the earliest mid range 14nm SOC.

13. may_czos

Posts: 956; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

Power isn't everything. Mali-T830MP3 is like 50% faster than Adreno 506 in SD625. This thing is going to compete with Moto Z Play Huawei Nova - they ain't cheap. Ps. SoC is going to be manufactures in 14nm process, 28nm comes from old news and it turned out to be not true. You can't run the GPU at 950MHz if it wasn't manufactured in 14nm process.

2. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

The black variants look the best

3. Lenny86

Posts: 301; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

Galaxy S3 long time no see.Is that u?

5. AlikMalix unregistered

People accuse Apple of changing a name of the old iPhone and selling as new - even though It has all new hardware inside. What the hell are these various models of Samsung that all look exactly the same and use older hardware?

8. Valdomero

Posts: 704; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

They're the cheap version of the galaxy series, you see, not everyone can buy a new phone of $700 every year...

10. maherk

Posts: 7007; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

At least Samsung doesn't charge you $550 and $650 for these mid rangers. I am talking about the iPhone 5C in case you missed it.

11. AlikMalix unregistered

5c came out with he same time as 5s. 5s back then was around $700. 5c was a fast device compared to competition and had been supported for the next 5 years. Who want to bet this phone will see only one update if any at all?

16. M.O.A.B

Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

Dont you think that you are really exaggerating this update thing for the galaxy a series ? You are saying that this phone "may" only see one update, meanwhile in real life what is really happening is that the original a5 (which launched in 2014) is getting nouget update http://m.gsmarena.com/original_samsung_galaxy_a5_is_getting_android_70_nougat_update_in_january-news-22319.php This phone launched with kitkat on board, updated to lollipop and then to marshmallow, and the nouget is already pending, Sorry but what you said is completely trash

17. JamesHendrix

Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 29, 2016

Samsung always comes with new revolution of phones... Galaxy A series will such a addition to the list.

18. JamesHendrix

Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 29, 2016

Samsung always comes with new revolution of phones... Galaxy A series will such a addition to the list.

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