Samsung’s latest Galaxy A series have made its way in the UK stores. Galaxy A3 (2017) and Galaxy A5 (2017) are available for purchase in the Samsung UK website and UK’s major carriers.
The Galaxy A3 (2017) comes with a price tag of £279 (roughly Rs. 23, 350), while the Galaxy A5 (2017) is priced at £369 (approximately Rs. 30,884). The bigger variant, Galaxy A7 (2017) however won’t hit the shelves in most of the European markets. The new Galaxy A series was unveiled earlier this year.
— Samsung UK (@SamsungUK) January 27, 2017
Source: Samsung UK, Twitter
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) specifications
Samsung Galaxy A5 features a 5.2-inch full HD Super AMOLED display. It is powered by Samsung’s own Exynos octa-core processor clocked at 1.9GHz and coupled with 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage (expandable to 256GB). The smartphone runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. It encases a metal design with 3D Glass on the rear panel of the phone.
Galaxy A5 sports a 16-megapixel rear camera with f/1.9 aperture and LED flash. The front house the same 16-megapixel sensor with f/1.9 aperture. The phone comes with a 3,000mAh battery and fast charging support. It is a dual-SIM device which includes Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v 4.2, ANT+ USB Type-C charging port in its connectivity options. The Sensors on the phone covers- Accelerometer, Proximity, Geomagnetic, RGB Light, Hall Fingerprint scanner, and Barometer. Dimensions of the device are 146.1 x 71.4 x 7.9 mm.
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) specifications
Samsung Galaxy A3 is the smaller variant in the new Galaxy A series. The phone sports a 4.7-inch HD Super AMOLED (1280×720 pixels) display. It is powered by a 1.6 GHz Exynos octa-core processor with 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage (expandable up to 256GB). In terms of optics, Galaxy A3 carries a 13-megapixel primary camera with aperture f/1.9 and LED flash and 8-megapixel front camera. It has a battery backup of 2,350mAh. This is also a dual-SIM device and comes with IP68 water and dust resistance certification. The device supports fingerprint sensor, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v 4.2, ANT+, USB Type-C and NFC, MST (Magnetic Secure Transmission) technology, Samsung KNOX, S-Voice.
The Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) and Galaxy A5 (2017) are available in four colour options- Black sky, Gold sand, Blue mist, and Peach cloud. Earlier reports cited that Samsung has not shared any official detail on the launch date of the latest Galaxy A series in India.