Samsung is one of the top smartphone manufacturers on the globe. As such, it has to make sure that it caters to all customer profiles, not just the ones that will go for its prime, flagship device anyhow. In that regard we have three new devices slated for a 2017 release, as part of Samsung’s Galaxy A series. The devices in question are the Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7. Although not a lot is known officially about them as of yet, we can let you in on some of the info we’ve gathered so that you know what to expect from these releases.

Release date

While it hasn’t been officially confirmed, the release date of the new handsets can be speculated. What we do know about this particular aspect is that Samsung is planning on bringing the phones out in Russia before they go Live on other regions. The Russian release is believed to be in January so there shouldn’t be too much of a gap before that and the worldwide launch.

Specs

The devices show both differences and similarities when put against their 2016 iterations. The 2017 models come with fingerprint scanning and a premium design that involves a metal frame and a glass casing.

Some of the other improvements you can pick up on are the storage limit modifications that have altered both the minimum and maximum amount of storage these three models can house (32-256 GB). Other features include an IP68 waterproof certification and USB C connectivity.

As far as the differences between the three models, the Galaxy A3 is the lowest possible one spec-wise, while the other two share everything but the screen size which on the A3 is 4.7 inches. The middle A5 comes with a 5.2 inch screen while the higher A7 features a 5.7 inch display. Here are some other upgrades the two have in contrast with the A3:

  • Better 1.9 GHz octa core processor, from 1.6 GHz on the A3;
  • Better RAM, 3 GB, from 2 GB on the A3;
  • Better read and front cameras, 16 MP both, from 13 MP and 8 MP on the A3;
  • Better battery units, 3000 mAh and 3600 mAh respectively, from 2350 mAh on the A3.

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