Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) Is Now WiFi Certified

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, a couple of months back, specs of the third-generation Samsung Galaxy A3 made an appearance on popular benchmarking website, GFXBench and also on Zauba, a website which tracks information of India’s export and import. This time around, the 2017 edition of the Samsung Galaxy A3 has once again appeared, but this time, it has been put through the WiFi certification process.

The Wi-Fi certification process shows that the Galaxy A3 (2017) will be supporting dual band WiFi, that is the common 2.4GHz frequency, as well as 5.0GHz frequency. The documentation also shows the model number of the upcoming handset, which is SM-A320F. This matches the model number listed on GFXBench, Zauba and also on the Geekbench listing which was spotted a few days ago. The Galaxy A3 will be packing a 4.7-inch display, backed by an Exynos 7870 octa-core System-on-Chip clocked at 1.5GHz. 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 8-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 sometime in December or early next year. The second-generation of 'Galaxy A' smartphones was unveiled in December of 2015 and was available for purchase the following month.

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Shaun Lee

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Currently a full-time student studying A-levels. I had my first taste of Android back in 2011 when I was given a Huawei Y300. Never looked back ever since.