Samsung, which has been hit badly by the debacle of its ambitious Galaxy Note 7, is not willing to reveal the details of its upcoming devices, but several reports have claimed that it is planning to release a long line of mid-range smartphones, including Galaxy A5 (2017).
The South Korean electronics giant has released Galaxy A8 (2018), and other devices from A-series that are expected to see the light of day before the end of this year are Galaxy A4, Galaxy A3 (2017), Galaxy A5 (2017) and Galaxy A7 (2017). Galaxy A5 (2016) was released in December last year, so its successor is very likely to be unveiled at around the same time.
The WiFi Alliance (WFA) has certified both single SIM and dual-SIM models (SM-A520F and SM-A520F/DS) of the Galaxy A5 (2017), according to GSMArena. It has also been spotted running Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system out of the box. It is also reported that the device will sport a 5.2-inch display, powered by an Exynos 7880 processor, comes packed with a 3GB RAM, mounts a 13MP main camera and houses a 3,000mAh battery.
It may be mentioned that Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) sports a 5.2-inch Super-AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 1920 pixels (424 ppi pixel density), measures 144.8x71x7.3 mm in dimension and weighs 155 g.
Under the hood, it has an octa-core processor clocking 1.6 GHz, an Android 5.1.1 Lollipop operating system, a 16GB internal storage expandable up to 128GB via microSD card, a 2GB RAM, a 13MP main camera with f/1.9 aperture, 28mm, OIS, autofocus and LED flash, a 5MP front-snapper with f/1.9 aperture and 24mm, and a 2,900mAh battery.
In terms of connectivity, it supports 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.