Samsung launches 2017 editions of Galaxy A5 and A7 in India

Back in early 2015, Samsung launched its Galaxy A5 and A7 handsets in India. Seeing both the devices being positively received, the company released the 2016 versions of the handsets in the country as well. However, it's worth noting that it shied away from announcing the Galaxy A3 for the Indian market.

Earlier this year, the company unveiled the 2017 versions of the three aforementioned handsets, and now it has announced their Indian launch as well. Similar to its predecessors, the Galaxy A3 won't be officially available in the country.

Both the handsets are IP68-certified, which means that they are resistant to dust and water. Additionally, Samsung has also touted the devices' metallic frames and "3D glass". The company has emphasized on the imaging aspects of the smartphones as well, by packing in 16MP rear and front cameras. The full specifications of the devices are as follows:

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

  • Display: 5.2-inch FHD Super AMOLED
  • OS: Android 6.0.16 (Marshmallow)
  • Processor: 1.9GHz octa-core
  • Camera: 16MP rear, 16MP front
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth® v 4.2, ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC (UICC, eSE)
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Storage: 32GB (expandable up to 256GB via microSD card)
  • Battery: 3,000mAh (Fast Charging)
  • IP code: IP68

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)

  • Display: 5.7-inch FHD Super AMOLED
  • OS: Android 6.0.16 (Marshmallow)
  • Processor: 1.9GHz octa-core
  • Camera: 16MP rear, 16MP front
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth® v 4.2, ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC (UICC, eSE)
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Storage: 32GB (expandable up to 256GB via microSD card)
  • Battery: 3,600mAh (Fast Charging)
  • IP code: IP68

Asim Warsi, Senior Vice President, Samsung India, had the following to say regarding the launch of the latest Galaxy A5 and A7 handsets in India:

The latest Galaxy A (2017) series is a testament to our commitment. We have integrated our consumers’ feedback on previous models along with our unique design approach and features, to give an added performance and premium experience to the users.

The Galaxy A5 and A7 can be are available in Black and Gold colors and can pre-ordered directly from Samsung at the prices of INR 28,990 (~$435) and INR 33,490 ($500) respectively. Shipments begin from March 15, 2017.

Pre-order: Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) | Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)

Source: Samsung

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