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Samsung Galaxy A (2017) series now official

Samsung Galaxy A (2017) Android handsets now available - A3, A5, A7
Samsung Galaxy A (2017) handsets
Although the new Galaxy A handsets come with Android 6.0.1, they offer IP68 water and dust resistance, USB Type-C connectivity, as well as 16 MP front cameras.

The new Galaxy A handsets have been in the rumor mill for a while, and after a recent stream of leaked images and detailed information, they are now finally official. The white color option is no longer available, but these mid-rangers now come with IP68-rated protection from dust and water, as well as up to 16 MP front cameras.

These are the highlights of the three main models that will hit the market starting this month:

  • Galaxy A3 (2017) - 4.7-inch HD Super AMOLED, 1.6 GHz octa-core processor, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage, 8 MP/13 MP cameras, 2,350 mAh battery
  • Galaxy A5 (2017) - 5.2-inch full HD Super AMOLED, 1.9 GHz octa-core processor, 3 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage, 16 MP/16 MP cameras, 3,000 mAh battery
  • Galaxy A7 (2017) - 5.7-inch full HD Super AMOLED, 1.9 GHz octa-core processor, 3 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage, 16 MP/16 MP cameras, 3,600 mAh battery

All these new Galaxy A devices run Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and have support for microSD memory cards up to 256 GB in size. Samsung Pay support is also present, while the A5 and A7 have Fast Charging support.

Samsung Galaxy A (2017) is expected to hit the Asian market and Russia later this month, with global availability expected to follow by the end of February. The prices are expected to start around $345 USD for the Galaxy A3 (2017) and $450 USD for the Galaxy A5 (2017).

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-01- 2 (Update: 2017-01- 2)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.