Samsung Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 2017 Edition Launched: India Price, Tech Specs and More

Samsung Electronics has announced that the launch of the 2016 edition of the Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 smartphones. These phones will be replacing the 2016 edition with plenty of new features including water and dust-resistant bodies, and Always-on Display. Additionally, both the Samsung Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 smartphones offer expandable storage options of up to 256GB and fast charging technology along with their much improved batteries.

Both devices have NFC and MST compatibility and will support Samsung Pay, its mobile payments solution. Samsung is also throwing in 15GB of FREE cloud storage through its Samsung Cloud app.

Here is a closer look at the price, tech specs and availability of the two refreshed models.

Samsung Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 2017 India Price and Availability

The Samsung Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 2017 models will become available for purchase from March 15th both in offline stores and online channels. The Galaxy A5 (2017) is priced Rs. 28,990 while the Galaxy A7 (2017) variant costs Rs. 33,490.

At these new price levels, it looks at though Samsung has made these smartphones equally competitive with the Honor 8 and Asus ZenFone 3.

Samsung Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 2017 – Tech Specs

Samsung Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 2017

Display

Display

Galaxy A5 (2017)

Galaxy A7 (2017)

Screen Size

5.2 inches

5.7 inches

Resolution

1080x1920 pixels

1080x1920 pixels

Hardware

Hardware

Galaxy A5 (2017)

Galaxy A7 (2017)

Processor

1.9GHz Octa-core/Exynos 7870

1.9GHz Octa-core/Exynos 7870

RAM

3GB

3GB

Internal storage

32GB

32GB

Expandable storage

microSD/ Up To 256GB

microSD/ Up To 256GB

Camera

Camera

Galaxy A5 (2017)

Galaxy A7 (2017)

Rear Camera

16MP

16MP

Front Camera

16MP

16MP

Features

f/1.9 aperture, Food mode

f/1.9 aperture, Food mode

Software

Software

Galaxy A5 (2017)

Galaxy A7 (2017)

OS

Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Skin

Tizen OS

Tizen OS

Connectivity

Connectivity

Galaxy A5 (2017)

Galaxy A7 (2017)

WiFi

802.11 a/b/g/n/ac

802.11 a/b/g/n/ac

GPS

Available

Available

Bluetooth

v 4.2

v 4.2

NFC

Available

Available

Infrared

Not Available

Not Available

SIM

SIM

Galaxy A5 (2017)

Galaxy A7 (2017)

Number of SIMs

2+ 1 microSD

2+ 1 microSD

Type

Nano/Nano

Nano/Nano

4G LTE

Available

Available

Sensors

Sensors

Galaxy A5 (2017)

Galaxy A7 (2017)

Fingerprint Sensor

Available

Available

Compass

Available

Available

Proximity sensor

Available

Available

Accelerometer

Available

Available

Ambient light sensor

Available

Available

Gyroscope

Not Available

Not Available

Barometer

Available

Available

Temperature sensor

Not Available

Not Available

Battery Capacity

Battery

Galaxy A5 (2017)

Galaxy A7 (2017)

Battery capacity

3000 mAh

3600 mAh

Quick Charging

Yes

Yes

Other Specs

Other Specs

Galaxy A5 (2017)

Galaxy A7 (2017)

Colors

Black Sky, Gold Sand

Black Sky, Gold Sand

Dimensions

146.1 x 71.4 x 7.9 mm

156.8 x 77.6 x 7.9 mm

Weight

159 gms

186 gms

Price

Rs.28,990

Rs.33,490

Both the smartphones are available for pre-booking starting from March 7 at the Samsung eStore and other offline retailers. The device will start shipping from March 15th 2017.

Adeline Gear
 

Adeline is a tech enthusiast who loves exploring the latest tools and applications in the marketplace. She also loves her Android and spends time reviewing apps and playing games when she has the time.

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