Just because Samsung is still having a hard time definitively concluding what provoked Note 7’s fickleness, and the clock is ticking on S8’s R&D, it doesn’t mean the mid-range Galaxy A family won’t receive its traditional year-end facelift and minor performance upgrade.
Enter the 2017 editions of the A3 and A7, or at least their CAD (computer-aided design) renders, leaked by none other than Steve Hemmerstoffer, aka @OnLeaks, in collaboration with GearIndia.
As usual, we get to check out the rendered phones from all angles and corners in both stills and 360-degree video, everything leading to one conclusion. Boy, do these two look good for a non-flagship duo. Probably made of an elegant combination of glass and metal (mostly glass), the Galaxy A3 and A7 (2017) sport 4.7 and 5.7-inch displays respectively that “overflow very slightly on right and left edges.”
Translation: while not truly dual-curved, like the GS7 Edge, the upcoming Android mid-rangers adopt what we like to call 2.5D designs for an extra touch of style. Overall, they look impressively similar to the Galaxy S7 for their presumed price points, measuring around 8mm thick, and sharing USB Type-C ports and fingerprint scanners.
They may even both resist water and dust interaction, with key differences of course observed under the hood. The Galaxy A7 (2017) should pack a relatively powerful octa-core Exynos processor and 3GB RAM, not to mention other pretty great features like 16MP rear and 16MP front cameras, Full HD screen resolution or 3,600 mAh battery capacity.
Meanwhile, the A3 (2017) will need to settle for a 720p display, 13 and 8MP snappers, as well as 2GB RAM.