Samsung has just announced the 2017 variant of the mid-range Galaxy A5 and fans who have been waiting for it won’t regret spending £399 on it. The new device is slightly improved over its predecessor and below we’ll tell you about its specs and features.
The Galaxy A5 (2017) comes with a simple and full metal design, but it’s dust proof, water resistant and features a fingerprint scanner that’s hidden inside the home button. The phone measures 146.1 x 71.4 x 7.9 mm, it weights 157 grams and it’s available in Single SIM or Dual SIM variant. Its screen is a Super AMOLED (always-on) sized at 5.2-inch, which supports a Full HD resolution, and inside can be found an Exynos 7880 chipset that supports an octa core 1.9 GHz Cortex-A53 processor, a Mali-T830MP3 GPU and 3GB of RAM. Also, Samsung has provided an internal memory of 32GB an offered a microSD card slot for expansion, so it’s up to you to choose the capacity of the card.
Also, both cameras sport a resolution of 16MP and the primary one offers standard features such as autofocus and LED flash. And if you prefer a phone with a removable battery, then Galaxy A5 (2017) is perfect for you! And its capacity of 3000mAh is enough to help it last throughout the day. Unfortunately, the device doesn’t come with Android Nougat, but version 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box.
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)
Its predecessor, the Galaxy A5 (2016), has a glass and metal design, it’s thinner (7.3mm) and lighter (155 grams), but it has the same screen size and resolution and the battery is non-removable and has a capacity of 2900mAh. Its cameras have resolutions of 13MP (with OIS, autofocus, LED flash) and 5MP, respectively, and there are two variants of internal configurations: Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 chipset + Octa-core (4×1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.5 GHz Cortex-A53) CPU + Adreno 405 + 2GB of RAM and Exynos 7580 Octa chipset + Octa-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU + Mali-T720MP2 GPU and 2GB of RAM. As for the internal memory, it has a capacity of 16GB, but it can be expanded with a microSD card.
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