Samsung may be having a hard time after it was forced to recall the recently released Galaxy Note 7 over explosion complaints by consumers, but it is reportedly preparing to release a few mid-range smartphones belonging to A-series -- Galaxy A3 (2017), Galaxy A4, Galaxy A8 (2016), Galaxy A5 (2017), and Galaxy A7 (2017).
The South Korean electronics giant is keeping mum on its upcoming devices, but a handset with the model number SM-A320F, believed to be the Galaxy A3 (2017), has been spotted on Zauba, a website that tracks imports and exports in India. The device, which has been sent from South Korea for testing, is seen with a 4.7-inch screen and with a price tag of Rs. 10,287 (price may change at the time of launch).
The original Galaxy A3 was released in February 2015 before its upgraded version, the Galaxy A7 (2016) was launched in December the same year. So, it won't come as a surprise if the Galaxy A3 (2017) is released in December this year.
Benchmarking site GFXBench has listed the Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) with a 4.7-inch screen, a 1,280x720 resolution, an octa core CPU clocking at 1.5GHz, an ARM Mali-T830 GPU, and an Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. The handset is also expected to house an 8GB internal memory, a 3GB RAM, a 12MP main camera with autofocus, face detection, flash and touch focus, and an 8MP front-snapper.
It may be recalled that the Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) features a 4.7-inch Super-AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 720 x 1280 pixels (312 ppi pixel density), a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, an Android 5.1.1 Lollipop operating system, a 16GB internal memory expandable up to 128GB via microSD card, a 1.5GB RAM, a 13MP main camera, a 5MP front-snapper, and a 2,300mAh battery.