Samsung is well known for their collection of smartphones, and this means that they do not only cater exclusively for high end models and the flagship market alone. No sir, they know which side their bread is buttered on, and the mid-range as well as entry level market is where the big money is to be made if you can command a large enough share. This is what the Samsung Galaxy A series has been set up for perfectly, and the 2017 lineup is definitely impressive, bringing along with it a feature that is rarely found in the past (although starting to become a wee bit more common in high end models): water resistance capability.
Yes, the Samsung Galaxy A 2017 series will feature water resistant handsets, regardless of whether you pick up the Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5, or Galaxy A7. All three of them will make use of aluminum construction and glass backs (presumably for economy of scale), in addition to modern day features that show how Samsung is able to keep up with the times (and Chinese manufacturers): fingerprint scanners, IP68 water resistance, micro SD memory card slots for expansions purposes, as well as support for Samsung’s very own contactless payment system, Samsung Pay.
Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 specifications
The Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 is the highest end of the lot, sporting a generous 5.7-inch Full HD AMOLED display, running on a 1.9GHz octa-core processor, has 3GB of RAM, and a 16MP shooter at the back with a front-facing shooter of equal resolution. It has 32GB of internal memory and is powered by Android 6.0 Marshmallow. I would like to think that there will be an Android 7.0 Nougat update coming its way, taking into consideration how the Android Nougat beta program has just ended for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge.
Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 specifications
As for the Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 that is sandwiched in between, this device will sport a 5.2-inch Full HD AMOLED display, also 16MP cameras in front and at the back, 3GB of RAM with 32GB of internal memory, a smaller 3,000 mAh battery, a 1.9GHz octa-core processor, and Android 6.0 Marshmallow in tow. It is pretty much the Galaxy A7 medium, so to speak.
Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 specifications
Last but not least, the Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 is the smallest of the lot. It will obviously have a weaker 1.6GHz processor that should be more than adequate for the average Joe, sporting a 4.7-inch HD display, a 13MP shooter at the back with an 8MP selfie camera, 2GB of RAM and half the amount of internal memory found on the Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 models.
The best part of all these devices would be the inclusion of water resistance, no doubt about it. It would certainly be the more attractive proposition for those who would like something that fits their budget and yet is more than capable of handling a dip into the pool or stream during recreational moments in life. Do bear in mind that these handsets are also dust resistant due to the IP68 rating.