Samsung Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 2017 launched in India With IP68

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Samsung Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 2017 launched in India With IP68



Model / Variant

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)

Launch Date

6 March, 2017


INR 28,990 (A5)
INR 33,490 (A7)


146.1 x 71.4 x 7.9mm (A5)
156.8 x 77.6 x 7.9mm (A7)


Metal body with Glass


Black Sky
Gold Sand

Display Size and Type

5.2" Full HD Super AMOLED (A5)
5.7" Full HD Super AMOLED (A7)

Display Resolution

1920 x 1080 px


Corning Gorilla Glass 4


Exynos 7880


1.9 GHz Octa-core



Memory Storage

32 GB


3 GB

Memory Expandability

up to 256 GB microSD

Operating System

Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Primary Camera

16 MP

Camera Features

Light+ Technology
Floating Shutter Button
LED flash

Primary Video


Secondary Camera

16 MP

Secondary Camera Video



3000 mAh (A5)
3600 mAh (A7)


Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, EDR, LE
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
GPS with with A-GPS, GLONASS/ BDS (market dependent)

SIM Type

Dual Nano SIM

Other Features

Fingerprint sensor

Samsung today launched the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) and the Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)  smartphones in India. Samsung had first launched the new variants of the Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 in Russia, ahead of CES 2017.

The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) and the Galaxy A7 (2017) run on the Exynos 7880 chipset with an 1.9 GHz octa-core processor and Mali-T830MP3 GPU. While the Galaxy A5 has a 5.2-inch Super AMOLED display, the Galaxy A7 has a slightly larger 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display, both with a 1920 x 1080 px Full HD resolution. Both the Galaxy A7 and Galaxy A5 2017 still run Android Marshmallow out of the box and also have the Samsung Always on display.

The Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 have an aluminium frame with a 3D curved glass back. The Samsung Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 2017 edition pack 3 GB of RAM with 32 GB of internal storage and support up to 256 GB of microSD card expandability with independent trays.

The phones are equipped with a 16MP camera on both the front as well as rear.  These cameras have an aperture of  F1.9 which  has been teamed up with Light+ technology. The camera on the two smartphones feature a floating shutter button which can be moved for taking selfies according to your convenience. The Samsung Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 have been launched with an IP68 rating for being water and dust resistant much like the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge.

The Galaxy A5 is powered by a non-removable Li-ion 3000 mAh battery, while the Galaxy A7 carries a 3600 mAh battery. Both the smartphones’ batteries support fast charging. The phones have a reversible USB-C port.  The Samsung Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 in India will sell at a price of f Rs. 28,990 and Rs. 33,490, respectively.

The Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 2017 edition will go on sale from March 15, however, the pre-booking starts today. The phones will be available in two variants –  Black Sky and Gold Sand.

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  • Sajal Tdkr Shekhar

    Man do u answer every que like that. My que was good branded phone.

  • Absar Khan

    I am using One plus 3t just bought it a month back, I was very skeptical at first since I have only used Samsung but I just wanted to give it a try, best phone ever, it beats every phone in the performance department, never have been so satisfied with a phone, go for it.

  • Asif Shaikh

    Just One Question – Are They Blastproof? U0001f602U0001f602U0001f602U0001f602U0001f602U0001f602

  • Vineet Puri

    Wen Nokia is getting launched in india

  • Saumitra K Patil

    A7 kitila ?

  • Sajal Tdkr Shekhar

    Sayed Aamir Absar Khan Rahul Vasani just tell me one more good branded phone in comparison to this phone at 29k

  • Vaibhav J Vadile

    Saumitra K Patil (y)

  • Sayed Aamir

    It should be around 24 25 k

  • Absar Khan

    Pricing is a joke.