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Samsung announces new water-resistant Galaxy A series phones

Shaoor Munir Written by Shaoor Munir · 48 sec read>

Samsung has refreshed its A-series lineup for the year 2017. The biggest change from last year’s models is IP68 water and dust resistance certification for both A3 2017 and A5 2017.

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 will have following specifications:

  • 4.7 inch HD (720 x 1280p) Screen
  • 2 GB RAM with 8 or 16 GB of internal storage
  • Octa-core 1.6 GHz Cortex A-53 chipset with Mali-T830MP2
  • 12 MP primary camera with f/1.8 aperture, capable of shooting 1080p videos at 30 frames per second
  • 8 MP secondary front camera with f/1.8 aperture
  • 2,350mAh battery
  • Single SIM (Nano-SIM) and Dual SIM (dual standby) variants

A3’s older sibling, Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 will offer these specifications:

  • 5.2 inch FHD (1080 x 1920p) Screen
  • 3 GB RAM with 32 GB of internal storage
  • Octa-core 1.9 GHz Cortex A-53 Exynos 7880 chipset
  • 16 MP primary camera with f/1.8 aperture, Optical Image Stabilization, capable of shooting 1080p videos at 30 frames per second
  • 12 MP secondary front camera with f/1.8 aperture, capable of shooting 1080p videos
  • 3,000mAh battery
  • Single SIM (Nano-SIM) and Dual SIM (dual standby) variants

Both devices are IP68 water and dust resistance certified.

Availability and Price

Samsung has not announced any price for both devices yet but 2016 models of A3 and A5 were priced around 30,000 and 40,000 Pakistani Rupees respectively at launch. These devices are also expected to be in the same price bracket. The devices will go on sale at the end of January or the start of February 2017.

Written by Shaoor Munir
I am passionate about technology, hardware and the future of both of them together.Email: shaoor@techjuice.pk Profile