Manu Sharma, Director, Mobiles Business, Samsung India Electronics launchhing Galaxy A7 (2016) and Galaxy A5 (2016)
Manu Sharma, director, mobiles business, Samsung India Electronics launching Galaxy A7 (2016) and Galaxy A5 (2016).Samsung Mobile India Press Kit

Samsung is expected to release a series of handsets from its A-line of products, and one of them is the Galaxy A5 (2017). The South Korean technology giant is not willing to reveal the details of its upcoming mid-range device but its launch is imminent as it has received Bluetooth certification.

The Galaxy A5 (2017) got cleared by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) a few days after WiFi Alliance (WFA) certified both the single SIM and dual-SIM models (SM-A520F and SM-A520F/DS). The 2016 version was released in December last year, so its successor is also expected to be launched at around the same time.

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

According to reports, the Galaxy A5 (2017) will have a metal unibody and will resemble the Galaxy S7 in design with curved edges. It is expected to sport a 5.2-inch display, powered by an Exynos 7880 processor, and run Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system (not Android 7.0 Nougat), feature a 3GB RAM, mount a 13MP main camera and house a 3,000mAh battery.

Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) that was released in December last year features a 5.2-inch Super-AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 1920 pixels (424 ppi pixel density), an octa-core processor clocking 1.6 GHz, and an 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.

[Source: Bluetooth]