Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) renders leak out showing a Galaxy S7-like design

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) renders leak out showing a Galaxy S7-like design
Samsung is apparently getting ready to release a new mid-range smartphone that will resemble its Galaxy S7 flagship. The handset in question is the Galaxy A5 (2017), model number SM-A520F, and could be announced as early as this December alongside a Galaxy A3 (2017) and a Galaxy A7 (2017).

Today, Android Authority and @OnLeaks revealed some renders that seemingly show what the Galaxy A5 (2017) will look like. The upcoming handset obviously has rounded edges à la Galaxy S7, and it's said that its body could be made out of metal and glass.

Reportedly, the Galaxy A5 (2017) has about the same size as the Galaxy A5 (2016), sporting a similar 5.2-inch display with 1080 x 1920 pixels. But the new phone should be 0.5mm thicker than its predecessor, which could mean it'll pack a larger battery.

It looks like the Galaxy A5 (2017) comes with a USB Type-C port, and a side-mounted speaker. Previous rumors had it that the smartphone would be powered by an octa-core Exynos 7880 CPU, further offering 3 GB of RAM, 16 GB of expandable internal memory, and a 13 MP rear camera. As you will notice in the renders below, the rear camera is not a protruding one.

Right now, we can't confirm any of the details in this article, but it does seem that the Galaxy A5 (2017) will be a very interesting mid-range device. Let us know if you like what you're seeing thus far!

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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)



1. Fona13A unregistered

Kinda reminds me of Samsung releasing 'Neo' versions of older handsets... Though not quite like that beyond aesthetics here...

2. Fona13A unregistered

Speaking of which what would be the closest thing to a "Galaxy S6 Neo" outside of this A5 2017?

17. sebbellic01

Posts: 305; Member since: May 03, 2016

A5 2016

4. Clars123

Posts: 1079; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

Im guessing that means the S8 will definitely have a new design

3. dnomadic

Posts: 445; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Interesting. Side mounted speakers; this could be a nice approach to the handling of audio on future devices ... quad speakers on the Note 8.

5. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

fix your phones phones shamesung. since last week. 10 new phones scheduled for release and they stoll haven't figured out the galaxy and note7 fiasco

8. PrYmCHGOan

Posts: 335; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

These same phone come out every year. Shutup! Only a complete fool would talk about a phone, no longer even in production, not being sold though officials mean.

12. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

ok techie. same old jargin from you. hiding under a new face. u r a handful to say the least.

6. killer7D

Posts: 551; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

All the best Samsung All your Midrange phones are nice

18. Fona13A unregistered

One thing I have to give credit to Samsung for is creatively reapplying the purpose of "Neo" releases to have a fresh, distinguishable design. At least, that IS what the A series is meant to be right? Like incremental equals to flagships, with slightly lesser specs?

7. PrYmCHGOan

Posts: 335; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Would be nice, if they didn't use the Note 5 design on every Galaxy phone. change it up a bit Samsung.

9. PrYmCHGOan

Posts: 335; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Funny how, when Android Authority posts and article, PA rushes behind them to post the exact same article. That's lazy journalism. Why can't you do your own thing vs copying another site?

10. G-Nuts

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 26, 2016

I litterly was about to buy the Samsung A5(2016) when I saw this post. Realised that it is probably worth waiting for this new (2017) version! Looks beautiful, but don't like the side speaker thing. And is USB type-C that usefull?

11. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

The a3 2017 will be amazing , s7-like design but 4.6 inch display ... Please samsung make a good cpu insdie it

13. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

techiexp1969 back at it again under an alias of/ PrYmCHGOan. man o man.

14. a1awan

Posts: 40; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

What Samsung need to do is to keep only three different lines of smartphones: Galaxy S Galaxy A Galaxy J Each series should have 3 models, like S5, S7, S9. S3 could be a 5.2" S7 could be a 5.5" S9 could be a 6" Secondly the two upper models should be released with flat-screens and also with curved screens...or just dish to curved screens which is not practical but only a pleasure because the design looks awful. So let those who prefer a non-flat screen pay extra for this feature and let those who prefer flat screens save money. And so on with A-series and J-series...or just with flat screens in them. Right now Samsung seems confused and don't know what to release and how many phones to release and bear sign of a badly on a not thoroughly thought strategy, but just produce what is technically possible, as this is a sign of creativity?

15. a1awan

Posts: 40; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

...oh yes in S-series the could make a Pro version with S-Pen for the two bigger models, like S9 Pro and S7 Pro

16. a1awan

Posts: 40; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

Each new series should of course be named by the year they're released, like Galaxy S9 2017 or Galaxy S9 Pro 2017

19. liviaemily_6

Posts: 25; Member since: Aug 15, 2016

The best feature of this device to me is the presence of "USB Type-C"

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