Samsung Intros Refreshed Galaxy A Series
Samsung today announced the Galaxy A7, A5, and A3, three new handsets that fill in the middle of Samsung's lineup of Android phones. All three phones feature metal frames, glass front and back panels, IP68 protection against water and dust, dedicated camera buttons, and support for Samsung Pay. Each phone ships with Android 6 Marshmallow and supports memory cards up to 256 GB.
- A7: The largest of the new Galaxy A series (pictured), the A7 has a 5.7-inch full HD display with a 1.9 GHz octa-core processor, 3 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of storage. It boasts front and rear 16-megapixel cameras, both of which have an aperture of f/1.9 for better low-light performance. The A7 includes a 3,600mAh battery with rapid charging.
- A5: The A5 lands in the middle of the Galaxy A series with a 5.2-inch full HD display, 1.9 GHz octa-core processor, 3 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of storage. It includes front and rear 16-megapixel cameras. The A5 packs a 3,000mAh battery with rapid charging.
- A3: The A3 is the smallest of the three Galaxy A handsets with a 4.7-inch 720p HD display, and a 1.6 GHz octa-core processor, 2 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of storage. It includes a 13-megapixel main camera and an 8-megapixel front camera, both at f/1.9. The A3 includes a 2,350mAh battery with rapid charging.
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Hands On with the Samsung Galaxy A5 and A3
Samsung is bringing much of its acclaimed S-series design and features to its much more affordable A-series in 2017. In the A3, A5, and A7, you'll find a premium metal-and-glass design, water resistance, fingerprint security, Samsung Pay, Super AMOLED displays, and USB-C.
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