Samsung Galaxy A 2017 Phones to Ship with USB-C, IP68 and 16MP Selfie Cameras

Samsung Galaxy A7 2017

Samsung is still keeping it low as far as the Galaxy A 2017 series is concerned, however, it is not easy to hide everything from the ever-prying eyes of “serial leakers” like the likes of @evleaks and @OnLeaks, just to name but a few.

Just recently, a leaked event invite of Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 showed up suggesting that the phone’s release date is just around the corner. Interestingly, latest reports tend to suggest that Samsung Galaxy A 2017 handsets have already been launched somewhere in Asia. Leaks of Samsung Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5 as well as the high-end Galaxy A7 have are already doing rounds on various media outlets, but as noted earlier, Samsung has not said a word about them.

Nonetheless, it appears that full details about these Samsung Galaxy A 2017 handsets are now out, albeit from a non-Samsung source. For starters, the Galaxy A 2017 phones are reportedly shipping with IP68 dust and water resistance certification – a feature that has previously been saved for high-end Galaxy S handsets. Interestingly, this feature will be appearing on the trio, starting from the entry-level Samsung Galaxy A3 2017. What this means is that the phones will be able to survive dives of up to 1.5 meters for a period of 30 minutes or even more. As for the dust part, this certification will ensure they don’t catch any particles.

It gets even more interesting as the same reports add that a USB Type-C port will be included on all three phones, ending the reign of the popular microUSB port that has featured on many devices up to now. This change started with the Galaxy Note 7 and it appears that Samsung Galaxy A 2017 phones will be the only ones from the company shipping with this feature now that the Note 7 is no more.

Given the need for longer lasting batteries, Samsung Galaxy A 2017 handsets are just what you have been waiting for. The smaller A3 will ship with a 3000mAh unit, 700mAh more than its predecessor. Given that the handset retains the same 4.7-inch screen and 720p resolution, you can be sure of almost two days of battery life. As for the Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 and Galaxy A7 2017, you get 3300mAh and 3500mAh battery units, which are also massive packages, considering that both phones come with Full HD resolutions on their Super AMOLED screens.

The initial release of Samsung Galaxy A 2016 series drew very close comparisons with the then flagship, Samsung Galaxy S6. The upcoming Samsung Galaxy A 2017 have the same story when compared to the 2016 Samsung Galaxy S7. The design is more rounded just like the S7, but don’t expect to see a curved dual-edge screen on any of the three handsets.

Samsung Galaxy A3 2017

Given that Samsung Galaxy A 2017 handsets are expected to be priced around the same as the OnePlus 3T, the South Korean tech giant seems to be having a plan on how to compete with its Chinese counterpart. Other than dwelling on the already established brand name, Samsung will also pack the Galaxy A 2017 handsets with the same 16MP selfie sensor that you see on OnePlus 3T. The same snapper will also be used on the back, with the camera sitting flush with the entire phone.

Whether the smaller Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 will also come with the same camera specs or not is still unknown, but finer details should be coming out really soon.

In terms of color variants, Samsung Galaxy A 2017 handsets will come donning silver, black, gold or rose gold options. Even though Samsung has not confirmed when the global rollout of the phones will commence, the fact that they have already been spotted in Iran means that their global launch is imminent.

What do you think about the new approach that Samsung is supposedly adopting for the Galaxy A 2017 series? Share your thoughts with us through the comments.

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