Those who have been following Samsung's pattern of releasing its products might be expecting the Galaxy A3 (2017) and Galaxy A5 (2017) to arrive this month, as its predecessors were unveiled at around this time last year, but it seems the 2017 versions will be delayed by a few weeks.
Both the Galaxy A3 (2017) and Galaxy A5 (2017) have been cleared by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) and WiFi Alliance (WFA), giving a hint that it could be announced soon. However, leakster Roland Quandt has claimed in a Twitter post that the handsets would be launched in Western Europe in mid-January.
He claimed that the Galaxy A3 (2017) will come with a price tag of €349 (around $364 / Rs 24704), and the Galaxy A5 (2017) would be priced at €449 (around $468 / Rs 31783). He went on to say that both the handsets would be available in four colours -- black, blue, gold and pink – starting next month.
Samsung Austria website has listed both the devices, giving a hint that they would be released in Europe. Their predecessors were also released in the region while the Galaxy A7 (2017) wasn't.
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)
The device has been spotted with a 4.7-inch screen coupled with a 1,280x720 resolution, an octa core CPU clocking at 1.5GHz, an ARM Mali-T830 GPU, and an Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on GFXBench. It is also expected to feature an 8GB internal memory, a 3GB RAM, a 12MP main camera with autofocus, face detection, flash and touch focus, and an 8MP front-snapper.
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
The device is expected to sport a metal unibody, sport a 5.2-inch display, powered by an Exynos 7880 processor, and runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system. It is also expected to come packed with a 3GB RAM, has a 13MP main camera and powered a 3,000mAh battery.