Third-Gen Samsung Galaxy A3 Appears On Zauba

The 'Samsung Galaxy A' lineup is Samsung's mid-range smartphone lineup and has proven to be popular in South East Asia. The first-generation of the lineup was first launched by Samsung back in 2014, and initially contained three models, the Samsung Galaxy A3, A5 and A7. Fast forward two years later, the second-generation of the series is currently in the market and has two added models, the Samsung Galaxy A8 and A9. However, about a week ago, specs of the third-generation Samsung Galaxy A3 made an appearance on popular benchmarking website, GFXBench. This time around, the 2017 edition of the Samsung Galaxy A3 has once again appeared, but this time on Zauba.

Zauba happens to be a website which tracks information of India's export and import, and the Samsung Galaxy A3 has been listed on the website. According to the listing, three units of the device with the model number, SM-A320F were imported into India from South Korea for testing purposes. The listing dated 14 September, also reveals the price tag of the device, at INR 10,287 ($153) per unit. However, this might not be the accurate price tag, as Zauba listings include the value of the item being imported into India, not the retail price of the final retail model. Said listing can be viewed down below.

If the earlier GFXBench posting is accurate, the third-generation Samsung Galaxy A3 will be packing a 4.7-inch display, backed by a 1.5GHz octa-core System-on-Chip. The device will also be coming with 2 GB of RAM, as well as 8 GB of internal storage, with no mention of a microSD card slot. As for optics, the smartphone will be sporting a 12-megapixel shooter on its rear, while a 7-megapixel shooter will be present on the front. Unfortunately, the device is expected to come with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box, and not the latest version of Android, which is Android 7.0 Nougat. However, these may not be the accurate specs as Samsung may always make changes to the hardware and software of the upcoming device, so do take these specs with a grain of salt. The South Korean company is expected to announce the third-generation of its 'Galaxy A' lineup towards the end of the year.

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