Samsung Galaxy A 2017 series (A7, A5, A3) user manual and pricing details leak out

Samsung Galaxy A 2017 series (A7, A5, A3) user manual and pricing details leak out
While Samsung already confirmed that the Galaxy A 2017 series is coming soon, the company has yet to officially announce the smartphones included in this series. However, we know that the new family should be comprised of the Galaxy A7 (2017), Galaxy A5 (2017) and Galaxy A3 (2017). A user manual that can be accessed on Samsung Russia's website confirms the existence of all three handsets, while also revealing some of their important features.

The new A7, A5 and A3 are all are IP68-certified for dust and water resistance. According to Samsung, this means they can survive for 30 minutes underwater at depths of up to 1.5 meters (4.9 feet). Moreover, all three models have NFC, support for Samsung Pay, and fingerprint scanners embedded in their home buttons. This means that the Galaxy A3 (2017) will likely become Samsung's most affordable phone to offer a fingerprint reader.

Speaking of "affordable", according to a flyer revealed in Malaysia, the new Galaxy A7 (model number SM-A720) and Galaxy A5 (model number SM-A520) will be sold at accessible prices: about $424 and $378, respectively. Most probably, the smaller and less powerful Galaxy A3 (model number SM-A320) will cost around $300.

The Galaxy A 2017 user manual mentioned above also suggests that the phones will, unfortunately, run Android 6 Marshmallow at launch, instead of the newer Android 7 Nougat.

For now, we don't have details regarding the US launch of the Galaxy A7 (2017), Galaxy A5 (2017) and Galaxy A3 (2017). But we'll find out more about the handsets on January 5, when Samsung is going to officially announce them.

sources: Samsung Russia (PDF), SoyaCincau via SamMobile



1. skyline88

Posts: 699; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

s**tty specs again...

4. haikallp

Posts: 319; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

How so? IP68 resistance, AOD, 16MP front and rear camera,3000mAh battery . Stop giving excuses to hate on Samsung.

5. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

Number monger...

2. Ticklemyfancy

Posts: 214; Member since: Oct 09, 2016

I'm picturing non-existent mid range phone sales for Samsung next year.

6. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

It has muh better specs and similar pricing to the A5 2016 which was one of the best selling phones on the market.

3. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2270; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Why Samsung....more sku's for those that can't afford the high-end models. This is a prime example of why Samsung can't generate Apple like profits, because of top heavy expenses with too many sku's in their lineup. They need more portfolio simplification. They need to release less than 5 models of phones and not 25-30.

7. Kdk2020

Posts: 42; Member since: Apr 27, 2016

You just don't get it.. Sammmy wants to be on the hands on everyone... Frome high enders to mid rangers to the budget consicous.

8. airoid

Posts: 132; Member since: Dec 13, 2016

What about A9 (2017) ?

9. sebstin

Posts: 192; Member since: Dec 03, 2015

Finally a competitor to Iphone 7 (4.7" form factor) from Sammy!?

10. megathaszrul89

Posts: 203; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

Despite modestly spec'd, the phones look rather plain, uninspiring and boring. Lack of character. But, they're still few of the best offering for the midrange segment. Direct competitors to sony's M series

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