Samsung announces Australian pricing for Galaxy A series phones

Alex Kidman 10 February 2017 NEWS


Samsung's mid-range Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 will go on sale in Australia next week.

It was just prior to CES 2017 that Samsung rather quietly announced the latest refresh to its Galaxy A series of mid-range phones, revealing that it would bring the phones to the Australian market in 2017. The 2016 models of the Galaxy A series never made it to our shores. According to Samsung, that’s because they lacked water resistance, a feature of the 2017 upgrades.

Today Samsung has confirmed how much you’ll pay for each of the A series phones, as well as when we can expect to see them on store shelves.

The Galaxy A series comprises three phones. At the top of the tier sits the Galaxy A7, featuring a 5.7 inch Super AMOLED display. Just a little smaller is the Galaxy A5, with a 5.2 inch display, while the nipper of the family is the Galaxy A3, running on a 4.7 inch screen. However, citing Australian love for larger screens, Samsung Australia told that there were no plans to release the Galaxy A3 locally. Both the Samsung Galaxy A5 and Samsung Galaxy A7 charge via USB C, and both natively support Samsung Pay.

The Samsung Galaxy A5 and Samsung Galaxy A7 will go on sale from 16 February in Australia with asking prices of $649 and $799 outright respectively. They will also be offered on contract through Telstra, Vodafone, Optus and Virgin Mobile, with plan details yet to be announced.

The Galaxy A series are mid-range devices, which leaves the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge holding the fort at the top of Samsung's premium family, at least until the Samsung Galaxy S8 is formally announced. Samsung won't be revealing the Galaxy S8 at MWC 2017. It's expected that it will hold an event in late March to tie in with a rumoured late April release.

DeviceSamsung Galaxy A7Samsung Galaxy A5
Screen size5.7in5.2in
ProcessorOcta Core Exynos 7880Octa Core Exynos 7880
Rear camera16MP16MP
Front camera16MP16MP
Display density386ppi424ppi

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