Samsung has released a new set of Galaxy A phones for 2017. The (A) Alpha series is said to be Samsung’s mid-range line and usually sports a design similar to the Galaxy S and Note flagships from the previous year.

This year’s line-up includes the Galaxy A7, Galaxy A5, and Galaxy A3 and all three sport massive upgrades compared to last year’s models. They now have AMOLED displays, USB Type-C ports, and are now water and dust resistant.

The design for the new series is similar to that of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge as they now have a 3D glass on the rear. All three models have their volume rocker on the left hand side and power button on the right. Samsung is still keeping the physical home button on this models which also doubles as a fingerprint scanner. The Galaxy A (2017) phones will be available globally in Black Gold, Gold Sand, Blue Mist and Peach Cloud and it will be first released in Russia this month.

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Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) Specs

  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
  • Dual SIM, Dual Standby (option)
  • 4.7-inch HD Super AMOLED Screen, 1280 x 720 pixel resolution
  • 1.6GHz octa-core processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage, expandable up to 256GB via microSD slotx
  • IP68 certification
  • HSPA+, LTE Cat.6
  • 13-megapixel rear camera, f/1.9 aperture, LED flash
  • 8-megapixel front camera
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2
  • USB Type-C, NFC
  • Proximity, Geomagnetic, RGB Light
  • S-Voice, Samsung Pay
  • Fingerprint Scanner
  • Dimensions: 135.4 x 66.2 x 7.9 mm
  • 2,350 mAh battery

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Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Specs

  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
  • Dual SIM support option
  • 5.2-inch Full HD Super AMOLED Display, 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution
  • 1.9GHz Exynos 7880 octa-core processor
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 32 GB storage, expandable via microSD slot (up to 256 GB)
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, ANT+
  • 16-megapixel rear camera with LED flash
  • 16-megapixel front camera
  • LTE Cat.6
  • IP68 certification
  • USB Type-C
  • NFC (UICC, eSE)
  • Accelerometer, Proximity, Geomagnetic, RGB Light, Hall
  • Fingerprint scanner, Barometer
  • Samsung Pay
  • Dimensions: 146.1 x 71.4 x 7.9 mm
  • 3,000 mAh, fast charging

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Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) Specs

  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
  • Dual SIM, Dual Standby
  • 5.7-inch Full HD Super AMOLED Display, 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution
  • 1.9GHz Exynos 7880 octa-core processor
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB storage, expandable up to 256GB using microSD
  • MST technology (Samsung Pay), Samsung KNOX, S-Voice
  • 16-megapixel CMOS rear camera, f/1.9 aperture, LED flash
  • 16-megapixel front camera
  • LTE Cat.6
  • IP68 certification
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, ANT+
  • Accelerometer, Proximity, Geomagnetic, RGB Light, Hall, Fingerprint scanner, Barometer
  • USB Type-C, NFC (UICC, eSE)
  • Dimensions: 156.8 x 77.6 x 7.9 mm
  • 3,600 mAh, fast-charging

UPDATE

  • A3 price in EU – €329
  • A5 price in EU – €429

Although Samsung hasn’t revealed the pricing for the new phones, sources say the Galaxy A5 would cost the as much as $378 while the A7 would be priced at about $424.

Source: Samsung