Happy New Mont to all members of wizprof.com, with joy in my heart and I, welcome all of you to the month of November, the second to the last month of the year. Today I will love to drop a review of what we would be expecting from Samsung mobile. Preparations for the 2017 version of the new Samsung Galaxy A5 phone are well under way. The phone has actually passed its Wi-Fi certification test.
As the 2016 phone was extremely popular, Samsung has decided not to hold itself back from making a new version, all the more so if the South Korean giant’s finances are to be saved after the Note 7 debacle. The first reports on the phone seem to be very promising!
Samsung Galaxy A5 2017: design and build
With this mid-range phone, Samsung wants to sway a general public that doesn’t really want to spend more than $500 on a smartphone but still wants the latest technologies (fingerprint sensor, glass design…). With this new iteration, Samsung will not change the style of its smartphone but it will offer an even more premium look. The Galaxy A5 (2016) looked a little like the Galaxy S6. It is safe to say that the Galaxy A5 (2017) borrows a few features from the Galaxy S7.
The first reports disclosed exclusively by On leaks and Android Authority suggest this. The phone copies a lot of the popular Galaxy S7 features. We will get a smartphone made of metal and glass with light and harmonious curves on the edges. There will also be a USB Type-C port to replace the USB Type-B port.
The Galaxy A5 (2017) has a mini jack port which is located at the bottom right of the phone and no longer on the left. The phone is also thicker than the Galaxy S7 with a dimension of 145 x 71 x 7.8 mm but the camera does not protrude from the back. Finally, the Galaxy A5 (2017) will have a fingerprint sensor.
Samsung Galaxy A5 2017: technical specifications
The phone has also passed the Wi-Fi Alliance’s (WFA) Wi-Fi certification test, which gives us additional details about its tech specs.
Both the single SIM card and the dual-SIM card models (SM-A520F and SM-A520F/DS) have been certified. We also learned that the phone will use Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The other main phone features that are currently known are an Exynos 7880 processor, a 5.2-inch display and 3 GB of RAM. A 13-megapixel main camera and a 3000 mAh battery are also included.
SAMSUNG GALAXY A5 2016
SYSTEM: Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
SCREEN: Super AMOLED 5.2 inches
Full-HD: (1080 x 1920 pixels) ?
PROCESSOR: Exynos 7880
GRAPHICS CHIP –
RAM: 3 GB
INTERNAL MEMORY: (microSD card reader probable)
BATTERY: 3000 mAh
CAMERA rear: 13 megapixels
Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac (Dual-Band: 2.4 and 5 GHz),
3G/4G, GPS (A-GPS) + GLONASS
DIMENSIONS 145 x 71 x 7.8 mm
SPECIAL FEATURES –
PRICE: around $430
Samsung Galaxy A5 2017: release date and price
The 2016 version of the phone was launched in January. This year, given Samsung’s situation, its successor could be released a little before. In terms of tariff, Samsung should not change and will likely keep the price at around $430.
What are your opinion about Samsung galaxy A5 (2016)? What are expectations ?