Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 & Galaxy A5 2017 are Now Water and Dust Proof Smartphones

Samsung is starting off 2017 with the announcement of the new versions of the Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7. The Korean telco giant still aims to provide high-end quality smartphones to the mid-range segment, and these improvements might gain the interest of customers who plan to buy a Galaxy S7 or even the rumoured Galaxy S8.

Last year, Samsung released the Galaxy A5 & A7 with glass and metal bodies similar to the Samsung Galaxy S6. It’s almost similar to this year’s edition except that Galaxy A’s back now comes with 3D glass. The phones on display during today’s event were all black (a.k.a. Black Sky) and I found it to be pretty handsome. Internals of the phones were also upgraded. The processor has been bumped to a 1.9 GHz Exynos 7880 chipset, the display of the A7 is now bigger at 5.7″, and storage has been bumped to 32GB with MicroSD Support up to 256GB. RAM for the A5 was also upgraded to 3GB which would give users enough room to multi-task their apps. Front and Main cameras both have 16 Megapixels with f1.9 aperture which means you can take good pictures even in low light conditions. Took a few camera samples with the Galaxy A7 which you can find below:

The main upgrade here is the IP68 rating applied on these new phones. Like the Galaxy S7, the Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 are now water, sweat, sand and dust resistant. It’s a good move for the brand since we don’t normally see water & dust resistant phones in this price range.

Here are the Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 Specs

OS:Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Processor:1.9 GHz Exynos 7880 Octa-Core processor | MALI T830MP2
Display: 1080 x 1920 5.2" Full HD Super AMOLED Display with Corning Gorilla Glass
Wireless Connections:LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi a/b/g/n/ac, A-GPS, GLONASS
Memory:32 GB Internal Storage expandable with a Micro SD card up to 256GB, 3GB RAM
Connectors:Type-C USB
Cameras:16 Megapixels with OIS f/1.9 (Main Camera), 16 Megapixels f/1.9 (Front)
SIM Card Slots:2x Nano SIM Cards required (Hybrid)
Battery:3,000 mAh
SRP:P19,990

Here are the Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 Specs

OS:Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Processor:1.9 GHz Exynos 7880 Octa-Core processor | MALI T830MP2
Display: 1080 x 1920 5.7" Full HD Super AMOLED Display with Corning Gorilla Glass
Wireless Connections:LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi a/b/g/n/ac, A-GPS, GLONASS
Memory:32 GB Internal Storage expandable with a Micro SD card up to 256GB, 3GB RAM
Connectors:Type-C USB
Cameras:16 Megapixels with OIS f/1.9 (Main Camera), 16 Megapixels f/1.9 (Front)
SIM Card Slots:2x Nano SIM Cards required (Hybrid)
Battery:3,600 mAh
SRP:P23,990

Those who are interested to buy the Samsung Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 must take note that they now use the newer USB Type-C cable which are commonly found in high-end Android smartphones these days. If you are unfamiliar with this cable, this means that you cannot use your usual Micro USB cable with the Galaxy A 2017 series. The good news is, USB Type-C cables are now widely available in mobile phone shops.

The Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 Price is still at P19,990 while the Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 price will be at P23,990. Be one of the first to buy a Galaxy A 2017 series phone by visiting Lazada on January 14.

If you have any questions about the Samsung Galaxy A7 2017, feel free to leave a comment below. I currently have a review unit and will be posting my thoughts in a couple of weeks.

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