Flagship features eventually find their way into tomorrow’s mid-market smartphones. Samsung has offered key GS7 features – AMOLED screens, IP68 water and dust resistance, metal frame, 16MP camera, USB-C, micro-SD slot, biometric identification, and colour choices in a new range competing directly with the S7.
Richard Fink, vice-president, Mobile Division, Samsung Australia, said, “The Galaxy A Series delivers key features that we know our customers love in a smartphone including an exceptional camera, water and dust resistance and a premium design at a mid-range price, the Galaxy A Series offers excellent value to our customers. It sets a new standard for what Australians should expect from a mid-range smartphone.”
The Galaxy A comes in a 5.7” A7, a 5.2” A5, and a 4.7” A3 all with very high screen to body ratio reducing wasteful top and bottom bezels and making these more pocketable than competitor offerings.
These phones represent a significant advance over the current entry level Galaxy J series that ranges in price from $199 to $399.
It is expected the A series will fall into the mid-market $499 to $699 price bracket, and compete with the OPPO R9 and R9 Plus.
|Display||5.7” FHD Super AMOLED||5.2” FHD Super AMOLED||4.7” HD Super AMOLED|
|AP||1.9GHz Octa Core||same||1.6GHz octa-core|
|OS||Android 6.0.16 (Marshmallow)||same||same|
Rear: 16MP (f/1.9)
Front: 16MP (f/1.9)
|Video||MPEG4, H.265(HEVC), H.264(AVC), H.263, VC-1, MP43, WMV7, WMV8, VP8, VP9||same||same|
|Audio||MP3, AAC LC/AAC+/eAAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, WMA, FLAC, Vorbis, Opus||same||same|
|Additional features||MST technology, Samsung KNOX, S-Voice, Dual SIM option||same||same|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v 4.2, ANT+,
USB Type-C, NFC (UICC, eSE)
|Sensor||Accelerometer, Proximity, Geomagnetic, RGB Light, Hall
Fingerprint scanner, Barometer
|Memory||3GB RAM + 32GB storage
Micro SD slot (up to 256GB)
|same||2GB RAM +16GB storage and microSD slot|
|Dimension||156.8 x 77.6 x 7.9mm||146.1 x 71.4 x 7.9mm||135.4 x 66.2 x 7.9mm|
|Battery||3,600mAh, Fast Charging||3,000mAh, Fast Charging||2,350mAh|