Samsung has slashed the prices of its 2017 A-series smartphones in India ahead of the festive season. The Galaxy A7 2017 had been previously priced at Rs. 30,900 while the Galaxy A5 retailed at Rs. 28,990. The prices of both devices have been cut by a massive Rs. 5,000 and after the newly announced cost cuts, the Galaxy A7 2017 and the Galaxy A5 will be available at the revised cost of Rs. 25,900 and Rs. 22,900 respectively, starting August 14.
Now that the prices of the Galaxy A-series smartphones have been slashed, you get a pretty good deal since both the smartphones are quite amazing. The successors to last year’s A5 and A7 2016, the latest Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 2017 smartphones were first announced earlier in March.
The Galaxy A-series smartphones offer IP68 certification for water and dust resistance, feature aluminium frame with 3D-curved glass back, dual-SIM connectivity, and fast charging support. The A5 comes with a 5.2-inch display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 on top for protection and weighs in at 157 grams. On the other hand, the Galaxy A7 2017 features a bigger 5.7-inch Full-HD Super AMOLED display.
Apart from the notable difference in the display size, both the Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 are quite similar in terms of specs. The main highlight of both devices is their Galaxy S7-like design, a simplified camera UX, and camera with low-light optimization. The A5 is backed by a decent 3,000mAh battery while the latter packs in a 3,600mAh battery.
As for the rest of the specs, both the Galaxy A5 and A7 feature 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded via a microSD card slot, a 1.9GHz octa-core Soc coupled with 3GB of RAM, and a USB Type-C port for external connectivity along with a 3.5mm audio jack.
The Galaxy A5 and the Galaxy A7 also come with added features like Samsung Pay, Always-on display, and a front-mounted fingerprint sensor integrated into the home button. Both smartphones flaunt a 16MP primary camera with a f/1.9 aperture and LED flash on the rear panel as well as a 16MP front-facing shooter with a f/1.9 aperture for selfies and video calls.