Samsung Galaxy A-series (2017) release date, specs rumors: A5 specs seen online

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South Korean mobile vendor Samsung doesn’t seem to lose ideas with the phone renders that they are releasing including the target market they’d like to focus on. Aside from the J series that was rolled out last April, another barrage of smartphones is about to be announced by the company in the following months the Samsung Galaxy A lineup. Moreover, it is theorized that if one were to base Samsung’s trend in last year’s release of the phone’s predecessors, it’s likely that the trifecta will hit the market early on next year.

Nonetheless, the company has kept the phone’s specs as well as its release date under wraps. With product identification codes SM-A320F, SM-A520F, and SM-A720F designated for the Galaxy A3, A5, and A7, respectively, these handsets will focus more on the mid-range market and just like 2016’s lineup, the upcoming A series will aim to merge affordability without compromising the phone’s quality and it will, of course, showcase tweaked performance that would positively outdo the previous makes.

Meanwhile, some of the specs of the forthcoming Samsung Galaxy A5 were reportedly seen on a benchmark site bearing the abovementioned product code. It suggests that the handset will still carry the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system together with an octa-core central processing unit (CPU) clocked at 1.87 GHz. Other reports suggest that the chipset could be an Exynos 7880 processor instead of a Qualcomm chip. It also added that the upcoming Galaxy A5’s random access memory (RAM) was upgraded to 3 GB in comparison to the 2 GB of the previous render. The report further explained that the final render of the smartphone was sent to India almost a week ago for quality control reasons.

The exact release date for the third edition of the Galaxy A series has yet to be known. However, as aforementioned, it is speculated to be announced later this year and to be released in early 2017.