A new generation of “A” mid-range smartphones is in the works. The current trio was released in December 2015, and most likely, the successors will be also unveiled at the end of this year. The Galaxy A5 (2017) already appeared on Geekbench site with the model number SM-A520F. The model numbers of the other two models will be SM-A320F (Galaxy A3 2017) and SM-A720F (Galaxy A7 2017). Samsung hasn’t confirmed this information yet.
The mid-tier Galaxy A5 (2017) was spotted on Geekbench cross-platform processor benchmark and Zauba – the Indian website that tracks imports and exports in this country, has reported that the device has been shipped on Friday for assessment and R & D purposes.
The specs of the new model include a faster octa-core Exynos 7880 processor backed by a Mali-T830 GPU and 3GB of RAM, a hardware configuration that gave a score of 814 in the single-core test and 4396 in the multi-core test. The device is expected to run on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box and will have TouchWiz UI on top of it. The battery will be larger than 2900 mAh and the primary camera will support 16MP.
On the other hand, the A5 (2016) came with a 5.2-inch Super AMOLED screen with a Full HD resolution, and had two variants of internal configurations: Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 chipset with an octa core processor (4×1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.5 GHz Cortex-A53) paired with an Adreno 405 GPU and 2GB of RAM and Exynos 7580 chipset with an octa-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53 processor backed by Mali-T720MP2 graphics and 2GB of RAM. Users can add a microSD card and expand the internal memory from 16GB to 256GB, which is more than enough to store photos and videos captured with the 13MP rear camera that offers OIS, autofocus and LED flash. For selfies and video calls can be used the front camera with a resolution of 5MP.
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