Samsung makes Galaxy A7 (2017) in India official along with Galaxy A5 (2017)


Exynos 7 Series 7880
Octa-core (8x1.9GHz Cortex-A53)
Mali-T830 MP3 GPU

Screen Size

A5: 5.2 inches Super AMOLED
1080 x 1920 (~424 ppi)
A7: 5.7 inches Super AMOLED
1080 x 1920 (~386 ppi)




32GB storage
microSD-expandable by up to 256GB


A5: 3,000mAh non-removable battery
A7: 3,600mAh non-removable battery
Fast charging

Release Date

March 6th, 2017


Glass panels with aluminum frame

Operating System


The world of Samsung mid-rangers is a wide swath, ranging from dirt-cheap to pretty much premium flagship. Unlike the release we just saw in China, India’s getting closer to that ceiling.

The company has officially publicized two new Galaxy A (2017) phones for the subcontinent. Technically, the phones are just called the Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7.

Both phones come in dual-SIM configurations standard. They’re also the first in the A-series with IP68 ingress resistance. Fingerprint sensors and NFC are a must for Samsung Pay to happen in a country that’s digitizing its money. The cameras get credit for packing pure performance on both sides with no physical bump. They’re also one of the first to feature USB-C ports, too. Otherwise, the spec gap between A5 and A7 mostly comes to size restraints.

Black and gold will be the two colors for the two phones. Buyers can track down offline sources and grab an A5 for Rs. 28,990 ($435) or an A7 for Rs. 33,490 ($503). No word on where we’ll see the A3 pop up in this situation.

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