The Galaxy A5 (2017) and Galaxy A7 (2017) will both be making it big in India, as these babies are now available for pre-order via Samsung e-store and offline retailers, and will officially be hitting market shelves on March 15th. Samsung has turned up the competition with regards to mid-range smartphones, although the Galaxy A5 (2017) and Galaxy A7 (2017) inherited the metal and glass body of their predecessors, its much curvier at the back, and carries some super cool specs you did not expect.
To be specific, these two will be featuring IP68, which will make the device dust and waterproof, just like the flagship, Galaxy S7. And if that is not enough to make you wow, the Galaxy A5 (2017) sports a 5.2-inch FHD (1080p resolution) AMOLED display. Under the hood, is a 1.9GHz octa-core Exynos 7880 chipset, paired with 3GB of RAM, and 32GB internal storage (expandable via micro SD). As for photo taking matters, the device is equipped with a 16MP camera, with f/1.9 aperture both on the front and rear. The device runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and stays lit with a 3,000mAh battery with fast charging support, plus, a fingerprint scanner to complete the package.
As for the larger Galaxy A7 (2017), it sports a 5.7-inch FHD (1080p resolution) AMOLED display. Same hardware, amazing cameras, Android OS, and fingerprint sensor, just a larger battery of 3,600mAh with fast charging support as well.
Now for pricing matters, the Galaxy A5 (2017) will cost Rs 28,990 (433.87 USD at current exchange rates), while the A7 (2017) is at Rs 33,490 (501.21 USD). Both will be available in Black Sky and Gold Sand color options.
There have been no updates as to when the two will hit other markets, so stay tuned as we keep you updated on that matter.