Samsung To Launch Galaxy A 2017 Lineup On January 5th

Samsung is reportedly gearing up to launch its Galaxy A 2017 series comprising Galaxy A3, A5, and A7 (2017). The company has started rolling out invites to a press event scheduled for January 5th in Malaysia, reports indicate. In other news, official press renders of upcoming Galaxy A3 (2017) and Galaxy A5 (2017) phone have now surfaced online, ahead of the official launch scheduled for next week.


As reported yesterday, all the Galaxy A 2017 series phones are expected to feature glass metal body with design improvements and IP68 water/dust resistance certification. Let’s quickly gather together what has been talked about so far in terms of features and specifications of Galaxy A 2017 lineup.

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017), being the low profile handset in the entire lineup, is rumoured to feature a 4.7-inch AMOLED screen, 1.5GHz octa-core Exynos 7870 chipset, and 2GB RAM. Unofficial preliminary specifications suggest that Galaxy A3 (2017) comes in two storage options — 8GB and 16GB storage, expandable via microSD. It is said to be running Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box. The phone is expected to offer 13MP rear camera in addition to an 8MP selfie camera.


Talking about Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017), it is expected in two versions — one being powered by Exynos 7850 chipset while other with Exynos 7880 processor. It might offer Android 6.0 Marshmallow software and a 5.2-inch Full HD screen. It is expected to house a 16MP sensor at both the sides — front and rear. The phone rumoured to offer 32GB internal storage and a 3300mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017), on the other hand, may sport a 5.5-inch Full HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection on top. If rumours are true, it packs in a 3500mAh battery. Camera and memory configurations remain same as that of Galaxy A5 (2015).

What do you think these phones would be priced at? Let us know in comments!


Tanmay Patange

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