Samsung was expecting it to be an easy ride in Q4 2016, though that was before the Galaxy Note 7 issues occurred. Samsung had lost quite a bit of cash because of the Galaxy Note 7, and it’s time to turn a new page and get back to the drawing board. Good news is that the company’s Galaxy S7 flagships are selling really well, and the company is trying to release some compelling mid-range devices as well in order to keep their market share. Speaking of which, the Galaxy A5 (2017) has been leaking out for quite some time now, the phone’s 3D renders had surfaced a couple of days ago, and earlier in October, the phone got certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance.
Well, the Galaxy A5 (2017) is making rounds it seems, as it was just certified by the Bluetooth SIG (Special Interest Group). The Galaxy A5 (2017) comes with a model number SM-A520F, and truth be told this listing really does not reveal all that much info, though we’re used to that when it comes to Bluetooth SIG. The certification does suggest that this phone will be introduced soon, though we still don’t know when exactly. In any case, the Galaxy A5 (2017) will be a mid-range offering by Samsung, but despite that fact, it will be quite a compelling smartphone both in terms of its design and specifications. The Galaxy A5 (2017) will be made out of metal, and it will resemble its siblings, the phone will feature a physical home key below the display, and that button will double as a fingerprint scanner.
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) will probably ship with a 5.2-inch fullHD (1920 x 1080) display, along with 3GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. The device will be fueled by the Exynos 7880 64-bit octa-core processor running at 1.88GHz, along with the Mali-T860 MP4 GPU. On the back of this device, we’ll get a 13-megapixel snapper, while we still don’t know what front-facing camera will Samsung include, but we’re guessing that the company will opt for a 5-megapixel unit. Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow will come pre-installed on the Galaxy A5 (2017), and on top of Google’s software you’ll be able to find Samsung’s very own custom UI, of course.