It’s almost one year since the Galaxy A5 (2016) was officially released, so, naturally, Samsung should release its successor, the Galaxy A5 (2017), expanding the Galaxy A line-up, one of the most successful in the manufacturer’s portfolio.
Recently, the handset has been spotted in a benchmark and earlier this month, it also got the Wi-Fi certification, while today, a set of renders, showing the phone from all angles, made the rounds online.
Of course, we’re not talking about official photos, but it seems that the images were generated considering all the leaked information about the handset.
Thus, it seems that the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) will feature a 5.2″ display, while its dimensions are 145 x 71 x 7,8 mm, meaning that it’s half a millimetre than the 2016 variant. Most likely, this is due to the inclusion of a bigger battery.
The latter is confirmed by some rumours, which claim that the handset will rely on a 3000 mAh power pack, which is just a small step forward, considering that the Galaxy A5 (2016) had a 2900 mAh battery.
Moving on, the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) will be powered by the manufacturer’s own Exynos 7880 chipset, with an octa-core configuration (four Cortex-A72 cores, clocked at 1.87 GHz, and cour Cortex-A53 ones, clocked at 1.3 GHz). The processor is aided by a Mali-T860MP4 GPU and 3 GB of RAM apparently. There’s nothing about the internal storage capacity, but it should start with 32 GB, with the possibility of expanding it, with a microSD card.
Design-wise, we might be looking at a phone with glass panels on both sides, kept together by a metallic frame, a combination that is already familiar for all Samsung fans, as it’s been in the last few flagships. The edges on the back will also be rounded, a feature borrowed from the Galaxy S7.