Samsung unveiled its latest Galaxy A series smartphones earlier this week with the latest additions being the Galaxy A3 (2017), the Galaxy A5 (2017) and the Galaxy A7 (2017). While all three devices are set to go on sale later this month, beginning in Asia, followed by Europe in early February, it seems that the smaller Galaxy A3 (2017) and Galaxy A5 (2017), are already available for pre-order in the UK, through online retailer Mobile Fun.
Mobile Fun currently lists both the Galaxy A3 (2017) and Galaxy A5 (2017) on its website for pre-order and the devices are retailing for $366.99 and $489.99 respectively. However, the online retailer hasn’t set a shipping date for either device and the Galaxy A7 (2017) isn’t listed yet, possibly due to the fact that Samsung hasn’t released the official European pricing for the said device. It should also be noted that both devices listed on the online store are currently only available in black.
In terms of the specs and the differences between the different models, the Galaxy A3 (2017) is the smallest device in the series and comes with a 4.7-inch HD 720p AMOLED display. Under the hood, it packs an octa-core processor clocked at 1.6GHz, along with 2GB of RAM coupled with 16GB of internal storage. For optics, it comes with a 13-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel shooter can be found on the front, while the device comes powered by a decently sized 2,350 mAh battery. Moving on to the Galaxy A5 (2017), which packs better specs and a larger screen, this one comes in the form of a 5.2-inch Full HD AMOLED display. It is fueled by an octa-core processor clocked at 1.9 GHz, along with 3GB of RAM coupled with 32GB of internal storage. For imaging, it comes with 16-megapixel shooters for both the front and back, while the lights are kept on through the employment of a 3,000 mAh battery with support for fast charging. This one also comes equipped with a fingerprint scanner embedded in the home button. Both devices come with Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) and it is also worth noting that the 2017 Galaxy A series comes with an IP68 rating for water and dust-resistance.