Samsung was in a hurry to announce its Galaxy A series of phones for 2017 and officially introduced them just three days ahead of CES 2017 event where the handsets were originally planned for an announcement. The three new generations of Galaxy A series, respectively the Galaxy A7 2017, Galaxy A5 2017, and Galaxy A3 2017 feature an IP68 certification for water resistance and dust proof, sport a metallic body design measuring a thickness of just 7.5mm and support Samsung Pay, USB Type-C, and LTE network.
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)
Galaxy A7 is the best phone of the 2017 Galaxy A series, it sports a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen display with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution and runs the Samsung Exynos 7880 octa-core processor clocked at 1.9GHz. It has 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage supporting microSD up to 256GB and runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
The A7 (2017) edition phones feature Home button, two 16MP cameras on both sides with f/1.9 aperture lens and a LED flash on the back. It supports 4G LTE network, dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, USB Type-C and a Home button mounted fingerprint sensor. This version of the Galaxy A 2017 edition gets powered by a 3,600 mAh battery with fast charging technology support.
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
The Galaxy A5 (2017) can be viewed as a 5.2-inch version of the Galaxy A7 (2017). The phones are identical, run the same Exynos 7880 processor with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable storage and are upgraded to Android 6. Galaxy A5 2017 has a Super AMOLED FHD screen as well and a fingerprint scanner mounted on the Home button. The same 16MP cameras found on the A7 can be found in this version as well, a tiny difference between those two is that the latter gets powered by a 3,000 mAh battery.
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)
While the Galaxy A7 2017 and Galaxy A5 2017 have only the size to differ them, we cannot state the same thing for the 4.7-inch Galaxy A3 2017 edition. The A3 sports an FHD Super AMOLED display similarly to its larger siblings but it has a weaker octa-core processor clocked at 1.6GHz and has only 2GB of memory and 16GB of storage. Fortunately, A3 also supports microSD up to 256GB and has the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update.
Cameras are the next important feature where A3 fails catching up with its siblings. This time Samsung brings a 13MP camera on the rear and an 8MP selfie snapper on the front, both cameras have the f/1.9 aperture. Galaxy A3 (2017) supports the top-notch connectivity features and gets powered by a 2,350 mAh battery but with no fast charging technology.
All of the three upgraded versions of the Galaxy A series will be coming in Black, Blue, Pink, and Gold colors and will have their official publication at CES 2017 starting on 5th of January. The only bad side of these phones is the pricing, it will not be much budget-oriented. However, pricing is not official yet.