With CES2017 just around the corner, we expect many tech related thing to be found this week. But Samsung just jump before anyone else letting us have a glimpse of what the future may bring.

Enter the Galaxy A series 2017

The A variant from the Galaxy series has become a standard for mid ranger phones on recent years. But this time, the Korean company simply place them on an entire different level.

This year version of smartphones add completely new features and improved over ones already good to make it even better.

Now, we have 3D glass on the back too as well as IP68 for water and dust protection. A first for the series.

Also now they come with “enhanced front and rear 16-megapixel cameras with a simplified UX, for better and easier to take pictures and selfies by using the screen as front flash for those low light shots.

If on top of that, you give the phone USB Type-C and the Always On Display what we have a practically a shrunken Galaxy S7

But don’t take my word, take a look at the specs for yourself:

Samsung Galaxy A7 Product Specifications:

Galaxy A7
Network LTE Cat.6 * May differ by markets and mobile operators
Display 5.7” FHD Super AMOLED
AP 1.9GHz Octa Core
OS Android 6.0.16 (Marshmallow)
Camera Rear : 16MP (F1.9), Front : 16MP (F1.9)
Video MPEG4, H.265(HEVC), H.264(AVC), H.263, VC-1, MP43, WMV7, WMV8, VP8, VP9
Audio MP3, AAC LC/AAC+/eAAC+,AMR-NB, AMR-WB, WMA, FLAC, Vorbis, Opus
Additional features MST technology(Samsung Pay), Samsung KNOX, S-Voice, Dual SIM option
* Samsung Pay launches may vary by market-readiness
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth® v 4.2, ANT+,
USB Type-C,NFC (UICC, eSE)
Sensor Accelerometer, Proximity, Geomagnetic, RGB Light, Hall
Fingerprint scanner, Barometer
IP Code IP68
Memory 3GB RAM + 32GB Storage
Micro SD slot (up to 256GB)
Dimension 156.8 x 77.6 x 7.9mm
Battery 3,600mAh, Fast Charging

Samsung Galaxy A3 Product Specifications:

Galaxy A3
Network LTE Cat.6 * May differ by markets and mobile operators
Display 4.7” HD Super AMOLED
AP 1.6GHz Octa Core
OS Android 6.0.16 (Marshmallow)
Camera Rear : 13MP (F1.9), Front : 8MP (F1.9)
Video MPEG4, H.265(HEVC), H.264(AVC), H.263, VC-1, MP43, WMV7, WMV8, VP8, VP9
Audio MP3, AAC LC/AAC+/eAAC+,AMR-NB, AMR-WB, WMA, FLAC, Vorbis, Opus
Additional features MST technology(Samsung Pay), Samsung KNOX, S-Voice, Dual SIM option
* Samsung Pay launches may vary by market-readiness
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth® v 4.2, ANT+,
USB Type-C, NFC (UICC)
Sensor Accelerometer, Proximity, Geomagnetic, RGB Light, Hall, Fingerprint Scanner, Barometer
IP Code IP68
Memory 2GB RAM + 16GB Storage
Micro SD slot (up to 256GB)
Dimension 135.4 x 66.2 x 7.9mm
Battery 2,350mAh

Samsung Galaxy A5 Product Specifications:

Galaxy A5
Network LTE Cat.6 * May differ by markets and mobile operators
Display 5.2” FHD Super AMOLED
AP 1.9GHz Octa Core
OS Android 6.0.16 (Marshmallow)
Camera Rear : 16MP (F1.9), Front : 16MP (F1.9)
Video MPEG4, H.265(HEVC), H.264(AVC), H.263, VC-1, MP43, WMV7, WMV8, VP8, VP9
Audio MP3, AAC LC/AAC+/eAAC+,AMR-NB, AMR-WB, WMA, FLAC, Vorbis, Opus
Additional features MST technology(Samsung Pay), Samsung KNOX, S-Voice, Dual SIM option
* Samsung Pay launches may vary by market-readiness
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth® v 4.2, ANT+,
USB Type-C, NFC (UICC, eSE)
Sensor Accelerometer, Proximity, Geomagnetic, RGB Light, Hall
Fingerprint scanner, Barometer
IP Code IP68
Memory 3GB RAM + 32GB Storage
Micro SD slot (up to 256GB)
Dimension 146.1 x 71.4 x 7.9mm
Battery 3,000mAh, Fast Charge

As you can see front the images above, the A3 variant is the only on with any kind of downgrade, but is something that you may expect for the smaller brother of the three.

The only bad thing about the newer phones sis that they come with Android 6.0 but is safe to assume Samsung will update the OS to the latest version.

All three will be available starting the Month on Russia, with more countries soon to follow in the coming weeks, but no specific date from Samsung yet.

All will be found in four-color options: Black Sky, Gold Sand, Blue Mist and Peach Cloud.

There’s no work on pricing yet, buis to be expected we’ll see them from around $350 to $490

But tell us, What do you think about the new A series 2017? Would you get one once they become available in your region?

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And keep and eye on our CES2017 coverage

 

Written by Vicente A. George

Technology enthusiast. 10 years in love of mobile technology; Radio Shows Co-producer, Chef and photographer on my free time, I've spend most of my teen and adult life searching for tech that helped me on my daily activities. TechBuzzIreland American Correspondent, for Spanish and American content and contacts