The Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) and Galaxy A5 (2017) have received permanent price cuts in India. The company on Friday announced the price revision for A-series phones.
With the price revision, the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) will now be available at an MOP of Rs. 22,900, down from earlier price of Rs. 26,900. The Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017), on the other hand, will be going on sale at an MOP of Rs. 25,900, down from Rs. 30,900. The company says that the price revisions have been made targeted at festive season in the country.
Both the phones were made available in India back in March. The company had priced the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) at Rs. 28,990, while the Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) was priced at Rs. 33,490.
The highlight of Galaxy A7 (2017) and the Galaxy A5 (2017) smartphones are their Galaxy S7-style design, cameras with low-light optimisation, a simplified camera UX, as well as their IP68-rating for dust and water resistance, which Samsung claims is a first for the price segment.
The two smartphones are nearly identical – the only differences are in screen size, battery capacity, dimensions, and weight. The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) features a 5.2-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) Super AMOLED display, measures 146.1×71.4×7.9mm, weighs 157 grams, and sports a 3000mAh battery. On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) sports a 5.7-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) Super AMOLED display, measures 156.8×77.6×7.9mm, weighs 186 grams, and sports a 3600mAh battery.
Talking about common specifications and features – the Galaxy A5 (2017) and the Galaxy A7 (2017) smartphones both come with 32GB of inbuilt storage that's expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB), a fingerprint scanner (placed on the home button), an Always on Display, a USB Type-C port coupled with a 3.5mm audio jack, Samsung Pay support, as well as the presence of features like Samsung Cloud and Secure Folder. Both smartphones are powered by a 1.9GHz octa-core SoC coupled with 3GB of RAM, and both sport a 16-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and an f/1.9 aperture, as well as a 16-megapixel front camera with an f/1.9 aperture.