Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 was launched in early 2017 and up to now, the phone has remained elusive for quite a number of markets across the globe.
The first market to see the Galaxy A5 2017 was Russia. Ever since, the phone has been launched in Brazil, Portugal, Malaysia, and the UK, among other regions. Now, according to a new FCC listing, it seems the 2017 Galaxy A5 is destined for Canada.
There have been reports that the entire Samsung Galaxy A 2017 series will not be sold in the U.S. While this is unconfirmed, Canadian fans of Sammy devices can rejoice in the fact that they won’t be left out. Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 is just one part of the trio that was released this year, with the others being the Galaxy A3 2017 and Galaxy A7 2017. But as for now, the only detail that is out regards the middle-of-the-park A5 2017.
The listed Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 variant has model number SM-A520W. Usually, Samsung devices that are sold in Canada have the letter W (or W8) at the end of the model numbers and if this s anything to go by, the now-certified SM-A520W is coming to North America. This same model was recently spotted at the Wi-Fi Alliance and now that it has appeared at the FCC, it means the release date is really close.
In terms of specs, Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 has quite an interesting package. You get a 5.2-inch Super AMOLED screen with Full HD resolution. Under the hood, the phone is powered by an Exynos 7880 octa-core processor that is clocked at a speed of 1.9GHz and is paired with a RAM of 3GB. For storage purposes, you get 32GB, but this can be expanded via a microSD card. The best part of the 2017 Galaxy A5 is the camera, which has 16MP lenses on the back and front. To keep the phone alive is a 3000mAh battery.
Other highlights of the Galaxy A5 2017 include a sleek body that features IP68 dust and waterproofing, which means the phone can survive a dive of up to 30 minutes in water that is 1.5 meters deep. You also get a fingerprint scanner, Samsung Pay support as well as LTE connectivity, among others. But there is Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box, although Samsung should upgrade it to Nougat later in the year.