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So much has been talked about Samsung's upcoming mid-range smartphone Galaxy A5 (2017) over the last few weeks, and it has now been reported that it would come in four colours -- Black, Blue, Gold and Pink.

The South Korean technology giant hasn't revealed the release date of its upcoming device but it is expected to happen in December, as its predecessor, the Galaxy A5 (2016), will complete a year cycle by this time.

[READ: Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) gets Bluetooth certification]

The device has been cleared by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) and WiFi Alliance (WFA) (for both the single SIM (SM-A520F) and dual-SIM models (SM-A520F/DS), giving a clear hint that its release is not far off.

The Galaxy A5 (2017) is expected to have several feature upgrades over its predecessor. It may feature a metal unibody and resemble the Galaxy S7 in design with curved edges. Reports have claimed that it will sport a 5.2-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display, powered by an Exynos 7880 processor, and run Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system. The device is also expected to feature a 16GB internal memory expandable memory up to 256GB via microSD card, a 3GB RAM, a 13MP main camera and a 3,000mAh battery.

On the other hand, the Galaxy A5 (2016) sports a 5.2-inch Super-AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 1920 pixels (424 ppi pixel density), powered by an octa-core processor clocking 1.6 GHz, and runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop operating system. It also features 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.