Samsung has begun the year by unveiling three Galaxy A smartphones. The new devices, the Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5, and Galaxy A7, are all water and dust resistant. The three smartphones were announced by the company on Monday.
The Samsung Galaxy A3 comes with a 4.7-inch display, the Galaxy A5 has a 5.2-inch display while the Galaxy A7 features a 5.7-inch display. The company has announced that the phone will be available for pre-order on January 20.
The Samsung Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5, and Galaxy A7 are the first phones to be unveiled by Samsung in 2017. The company is rumored to be working on its next flagship, the Galaxy S8, and the Galaxy Note 8.
Samsung had a difficult time in the last four months of 2016 with the Galaxy Note 7 recall and discontinuation, which has cost the company billions of dollars. Last month, the company began releasing a software update to disable the remaining Galaxy Note 7 phones. Millions of users returned their Galaxy Note 7 phones but some decided to keep using them, despite the reports of fires and explosions. Some mobile networks are set to release the update on January 5. The update prevents the phone from charging, so the phone becomes useless after the battery drains.
The three phones come with metal frames and a glass back, the same materials used for the Galaxy S7. The Galaxy A3, which has a 4.7-inch display, comes with a 13MP and an 8MP front camera. The Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 have 16MP cameras. The three phones are the first of the Galaxy A series to have an IP68 rating, which means that they are water and dust resistant. Rain, sand or small drops of water will not affect the phone.
Here are some of the specs for the Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5, and Galaxy A7:
Galaxy A3: 4.7-inch display, fingerprint scanner, 13MP/8MP camera, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, with expandable memory up to 256GB.
Galaxy A5: 5.2-inch display, fingerprint scanner, 16MP/16MP camera, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, with expandable memory up to 256GB.
Galaxy A7: 5.7-inch display, fingerprint scanner, 16MP/16MP camera, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, with expandable memory up to 256GB. Color options for the three smartphones: Black Sky, Blue Mist, Peach Cloud and Gold Sand.