Samsung Galaxy A5 and A7 2017 with 4G VoLTE support launched; prices start from Rs 28,990

The highlights of the 2017 Galaxy A series is the new design, the IP 68 dust and water resistance rating and the Always on Display feature.


Samsung Mobile India today announced its new 2017 A series range of smartphones. The new models include the new A5 and A7, all of which arrive with a drastic redesign over their predecessors and this also includes new and upgraded internal hardware.

The A5 is priced at Rs 28,990 and the larger A7 is priced at Rs 33,490. The smartphones will be available in Black Sky and Gold Sand from 15 March on all channels.

The highlight of this year's A series is indeed the new design the IP68 dust and water resistance rating and the Always-On displays. The two are features commonly found on its high-end flagships, which is why it made sense for Samsung, as it allows the company to differentiate its mid-range portfolio from the rest.

The smartphone is targeted a younger crowd and comes packed to the brim with the latest chipsets and hardware. There's a floating camera button as well that lets you touch anywhere on the screen to click a high-resolution selfie.

 Samsung Galaxy A5 and A7 2017 with 4G VoLTE support launched; prices start from Rs 28,990

Since all smartphones feature Super Amoled displays Samsung has also implemented its Always-On display technology giving owners the ability to quickly glance through information without waking up the device.

The Samsung Galaxy A5 features a 5.2-inch Full HD Super Amoled display as well and is powered by an Exynos 7880 SoC. There's 3GB RAM and 32GB of storage that is expandable up to 256GB using the microSD card slot. The Galaxy A5 packs in 16MP f/1.9 units for both the primary and secondary cameras. The handset runs Android Marshmallow and is powered by a 3,000mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy A5 A3 (1)

The Galaxy A7 is the most expensive A series smartphone in the lineup. It features a 5.7-inch Full HD Super Amoled display with the same internals as the A5 along with a battery upgrade to 3,600mAh.

Coming to connectivity, the new smartphones in the A Series feature, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and USB Type-C port at the bottom. The A5 and the A7 also feature Fast Charge for quick and hassle-free charging.

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