Will new Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) impress fans?
Will new Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) impress fans?Samsung Mobile Press

Samsung is not willing to talk about its upcoming mid-range smartphone, the Galaxy A3 (2017), but almost every detail, including specifications and pricing, have been leaked over the last few weeks. Its launch seems imminent as it has now been certified by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG).

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) is likely to be released in December, as its predecessor was launched at around this time last year. It has been spotted on benchmarking site GFXBench and Zauba, a website that tracks imports and exports in India, and now cleared by SIG, giving a clear hint that its release date is not far off.

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Interestingly, MobileKaPrice website has put the price of Galaxy A3 (2017) at Rs 13,999, though its final price is expected to vary. It has been listed on Zauba with the model number SM-A320F and a price tag of Rs 10,287 per unit (price may be changed at the time of launch).

Samsung's upcoming device has been spotted with a 4.7-inch screen, 1,280x720 resolution, an octa core CPU clocking 1.5GHz, an ARM Mali-T830 GPU, and an Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on GFXBench benchmarking site. Reports have claimed that the device will 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.

The 2016 version of the Galaxy A3 comes with a 4.7-inch Super-AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 720 x 1280 pixels (312 ppi pixel density), a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, and an Android 5.1.1 Lollipop operating system. It also features 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.