To fill the absence of Galaxy Note 7, the South Korean giant is expected to bring several mid-range handsets in the market, starting with its A-line of products. Recently, the Galaxy A3 (2017) was certified by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG). Now, the Galaxy A5 (2017) has been cleared by the same Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG).
While Samsung has not revealed any details about its upcoming mid-range devices, the WiFi Alliance (WFA) has also certified both the single SIM and dual-SIM models (SM-A520F and SM-A520F/DS) of the Galaxy A5 (2017). This hints at an imminent launch of the new handset. Since the 2016 versions of Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) and Galaxy A5 (2017) were released in December last year, so the new are expected to be launched around the same time.
As per previous reports, the Galaxy A5 (2017) is expected to sport a metal uni-body design with curved edges and a 5.2-inch display. It will likely be powered by an Exynos 7880 processor and 3GB RAM. The Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system based smartphone is expected to sports a 13MP rear camera and a 3,000mAh battery.
Currently available, the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) sports a 5.2-inch Super-AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with full HD resolution and a pixel density of 424ppi. It is powered by a 1.6 GHz octa-core processor along with 2GB of RAM, and a 16GB internal storage [expandable up to 128GB via a micro SD card].
The Android 5.1.1 Lollipop operating system based smartphone sports a 13MP rear camera with f/1.9 aperture, OIS, auto-focus, and a LED flash. It also features a 5MP front camera with f/1.9 aperture. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS, NFC, microUSB v2.0, and USB On-The-Go. It measures 144.8 x 71 x 7.3mm and weighs 155g. The mid-range handset is backed by a 2,900mAh battery.