Press renders of the Galaxy A3 2017 and A5 2017 leak ahead of unveil

Samsung is all set to unveil the 2017 variants of the Galaxy A series, with the Galaxy A3, A5, and A7 expected to make their debut on January 5. The company teased the launch earlier this week in which it essentially confirmed that the new models will be water resistant. Press renders of the Galaxy A3 2017 and A5 2017 have now leaked, showcasing their design and giving us a look at what Samsung has in store for 2017.

There are a few subtle variations from the current Galaxy A series, notably when it comes to the speaker placement. It looks like Samsung has moved the speaker from the bottom to the right hand side, placing it above the power button. The design itself is more refined, with the phones sporting rounder edges and a glass back along with a metal frame round the sides.

As for the internal hardware, the latest rumors suggest the Galaxy A3 2017 will feature a 4.7-inch 720p Super AMOLED display, Exynos 7870 SoC, 2GB of RAM, 16GB storage, 13MP shooter at the back, 5MP front camera, LTE, NFC, and Bluetooth 4.1.

The Galaxy A5 2017 has much more enticing hardware in the form of a 5.2-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display, Exynos 7880 SoC with 3GB of RAM, 32GB storage, and 16MP cameras at the front and back. The Galaxy A3 could retail for 379 Euro, while the A5 may sell for as much as 479 Euro.

Galaxy A3 2017

The phones are slated to be available in four color options: black, blue, gold, and pink. With the launch just a week away, we don't have to wait long to find out more about the Galaxy A 2017 series.

Harish Jonnalagadda
Senior Editor - Asia

Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia at Android Central. He leads the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, contributing to reviews, features, and buying guides. He also writes about storage servers, audio products, and the semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.

  • You know, with the ever-increasing amounts of great midrange-priced options, I wonder what this phone has to set itself apart other than water resistance.
  • That water resistance is what sets it apart. I'd consider it for that.
  • And that 16 MP front shooter I think would also set the A5 pretty well apart from even many flagships.
  • It will be available in many stores around huge parts of the world. But obviously if you are aware of a device like the oneplus 3t and it is available in your country, Then that's the phone you should be buying instead of this. But not everyone has that situation.
  • You have a great point there. Although if phones like the Honor 8 get more market traction and since it is also available in an actual store, that might give OEMs like Samsung more pressure to make their own mid-tier offerings more enticing. But hey, that's great for us
  • But is it Project Fi ready?
  • The A series is a phone that a lot of folks in other parts of the world want alone with the C series they both have a lot of the S series features for less money .
  • They look great and seem to be comfortable to handle
  • If I can get a notification light on this phone I will buy it . I don't understand why phone makers refuse to make a phone you can fit in your hand with a 4.7 inch screen or smaller.
  • One phone maker does and it is the #1 selling phone in the world. It's too bad Android phone makers don't get it. I'd love a 4.7" android flagship.
  • How many times have you taken a comparably price Android around 5 in and put it up the un-named 4.7 in phone and compared physical sizes? I have many times, just out of curiosity. More than half the time, the physical body, is about the same size. If not smaller, with better resolution and an AMOLED panel.
  • I actually do it a lot. I've never seen one the same size or smaller. The Galaxy S7 and Pixel are both 2.5 mm wider and 4-5.5 mm taller. It may not seem that much smaller but I think it makes a big difference. I don't like the iPhone so I keep hoping for a "smaller" top spec android phone.
  • And it also has a screen a lot larger than the iphone and still fits in hand. Screen size is not everything when they have huge bezels like on the iphone.
  • Looks derivative of something but I can't quite put my finger on it