Samsung launched its Galaxy A5 (2017) and Galaxy A7 (2017) smartphones in India at Rs 28,990 and Rs 33,490 in March this year. While the previous Market Operating Price (MOP) of the smartphones were Rs 26,900 and Rs 30,900, the company has now revised the prices to Rs 22,900 and Rs 25,900 respectively.
The South Korean tech giant says that the price cut on Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) and the Galaxy A7 (2017) is already effective. It is worth adding that the new price brings the duo in the same segment as the Moto Z2 Play and the Honor 8 Pro.
Samsung, with the launch of the Galaxy A7 and the Galaxy A5 2017 versions, brought dust and water resistance (IP68) rating for the first time to Galaxy A series.
The duo sports Samsung-specific features like Samsung Cloud storage and Secure Folder, which debuted with Galaxy Note 7 last year. The dual-SIM smartphones came with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box.
The Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) features a 5.7-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) Super AMOLED display and is backed by an octa-core processor clocked at 1.9GHz, clubbed with 3GB RAM. The smartphone includes 32GB inbuilt storage, which can be expanded up to 256GB using microSD card support. The device bears a 16MP autofocus rear camera along with a 16MP front-facing camera, both of which feature f/1.9 aperture. The smartphones also boast of features like Food Mode and other filters.
It measures 156.8 x 77.6 x 7.9mm and is powered by a 3600 mAh battery with fast-charging technology. Features such as fingerprint sensor and Samsung KNOX too are included. The connectivity options that come with the smartphone are 4G LTE Cat 6, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.2, ANT+, USB Type-C and NFC.
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) has almost the same set of specifications as the Galaxy A7 (2017) except for the display, battery and size. It sports a 5.2-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) resolution Super display, 3000mAh battery and measures 146.1×71.4×7.9mm.