Samsung has announced the Galaxy A 2017 series in a press release today. The new lineup consists of three handsets: the 4.7-inch Galaxy A3, the 5.2-inch Galaxy A5 and the 5.7-inch Galaxy A7, coming to “global markets” following a release in Russia in early January.

The Galaxy A (2017) devices house a metal frame with a 3D glass rear like found on Samsung’s recent flagships (see the Galaxy S7, S7 Edge and Note 5), IP68 certification for dust and water resistance and USB Type-C connectivity. The phones are launching in Black Sky, Gold Sand, Blue Mist and Peach Cloud color variants; check out the individual specs below.

Galaxy A7 (2017)

  • Network: LTE Cat.6
  • Display: 5.7-inch FHD Super AMOLED
  • Processor: 1.9 GHz, octa-core
  • OS: Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
  • Camera: 16 MP (F1.9) rear, 16 MP (F1.9) front
  • Additional features: MST technology (Samsung Pay), Samsung KNOX, S-Voice, Dual SIM support, IP68 certification
  • 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
  • Memory: 3 GB RAM + 32 GB Storage, MicroSD slot (up to 256 GB)
  • Dimensions: 156.8 x 77.6 x 7.9 mm
  • Battery: 3,600 mAh, fast-charging

Galaxy A5 (2017)

  • Network: LTE Cat.6
  • Display: 5.2-inch FHD Super AMOLED
  • Processor: 1.9 GHz, octa-core
  • OS: Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
  • Camera: 16 MP rear, 16 MP front
  • Additional features: MST technology (Samsung Pay), Samsung KNOX, S-Voice, Dual SIM support, IP68 certification
  • 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
  • Memory: 3 GB RAM + 32 GB Storage, MicroSD slot (up to 256 GB)
  • Dimensions: 146.1 x 71.4 x 7.9 mm
  • Battery: 3,000 mAh, fast charging

Galaxy A3 (2017)

  • Network: LTE Cat.6
  • Display: 4.7-inch HD Super AMOLED
  • Processor: 1.6 GHz, octa-core
  • OS: Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
  • Camera: 13 MP (F1.9) rear, 8 MP (F1.9) front
  • Additional features: MST Technology (Samsung Pay) Option, Samsung KNOX, S-Voice, Dual SIM support, IP68 certification
  • 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
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM + 16 GB Storage, MicroSD slot (up to 256 GB)
  • Dimensions: 135.4 x 66.2 x 7.9 mm
  • Battery: 2,350 mAh

Samsung hasn’t confirmed the pricing yet, but a recent rumor suggests the Galaxy A5 would cost the equivalent of around $378 and the Galaxy A7 would cost around $424.

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Scott Adam Gordon
Scott Adam Gordon is a European correspondent for Android Authority. Originally from the UK, Scott has been tinkering with Android phones since 2011 and writing about them full-time since 2014. He now lives in Berlin with three roommates he never sees. Befriend him on Twitter and Google+ at the links.
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