Samsung’s premium mid-range smartphones have always been prioritised for the emerging markets. With the intent to increase its revenue, the South-Korean tech company has officially launched its updated Galaxy A series in India today. The new Galaxy A5 (2017) and Galaxy A7 (2017) are priced at Rs. 28,990 and Rs. 33, 490 respectively. The smartphones will be available for purchase next week on March 15.
The Samsung Galaxy A series (2017) were first introduced in Russia back in January this year. The highlight of the smartphones is its design that iterates the design cue of the sleek Galaxy S7. It also comes with IP68 water and dust resistance.
As for the specification, the Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) is the premium-end device in the updated A-series, that house a big 5.7-inch full HD (1080p) Super AMOLED display. The phone is powered by an octa-core processor clocked at 1.9GHz. The processor is accompanied with 3GB of RAM and 32GB onboard storage. It has microSD support as well. On the imaging front, the Galaxy A7 (2017) gets a 16-megapixel camera with f/1.9 aperture both on the front and back. The phone packs a large 3,600mAh battery along with fast charging capability. It runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box, and has a fingerprint scanner.
The Galaxy A5 (2017) meanwhile comes with a compact 5.2-inch full HD (1080p) Super AMOLED display. Like the Galaxy A7 (2017), the smartphone is powered 1.9GHz octa-core processor, coupled with 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage. It has a microSD card slot as well. The Galaxy A5 (2017) smartphone has a 16-megapixel sensor with f/1.9 aperture both on the front and the back panel. It features a 3,000mAh battery with fast charging technology and a fingerprint scanner as well. On the software front, the phone runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
The camera UX on both the smartphones come with a Food mode that is seen on LG’s latest flagship LG G6. The smartphones also feature reversible USB Type-C port. The Galaxy A5 & Galaxy A7 (2017) comes in two colour options- Black Sky and Gold Sand. Both the smartphones are available for pre-booking starting from March 7 on Samsung E-store and offline retailers as well.