Samsung Galaxy A Series (2017) Launched in Malaysia

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Headed over to Aloft KL Sentral on 5 January 2017 for Samsung Malaysia Electronics’ launch of two new devices in its latest Galaxy A Series (2017) range, namely the Galaxy A5 (2017) and Galaxy A7 (2017). Samsung revamped its mid-range smartphone range to meet the aspirational desires of the millennials to own a very capable smartphone that will enrich their lifestyle further.

“The Galaxy A5 (2017) and Galaxy A7 (2017) are the latest additions to the Malaysian market and they complement the needs of connected millennials who crave spontaneity and seek life’s pleasures in the most fulfilling way. The millennial consumers are socially active, fun-seeking individuals who live in the moment, and we at Samsung want to help them get ready for anything that comes their way. So for the first time ever in the Galaxy A Series, we made the 2017 variant to be dust and water-resistant – youthful, trendy and cool as the right companion for millennials!” said Mr Lee Jui Siang, Vice President, IT & Mobile Business Unit, Samsung Malaysia Electronics.

 

Below are photos of the Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017). Click to enlarge.

 

The new A7 and A5 (2017) phones are the first in Samsung’s mid-range smartphones to carry an IP68 dust and water resistance rating, an extremely useful feature especially for millennials who are constantly on the go. For them to capture their exploits with are an enhanced 16MP front and 16MP rear cameras with f1.9 lens and Light+ Camera feature for sharper images and beautiful shots even in lowlight or at night. Also new in the Galaxy A Series (2017) is the Floating Camera Button which can be moved freely to anywhere on the screen which makes it very convenience with selfies.

Emulating the flagship Galaxy mobile devices, the Galaxy A Series (2017) comes with vivid Full HD 5.7-inch for the A7 and 5.2-inch Super AMOLED screen displays for the A5.

The Galaxy A Series (2017) also comes with the new Samsung Pay ready, a new alternative to cash/ credit cards that allows you to make purchases at places (equipped with Samsung Pay capable equipment of course) where credit, debit and prepaid cards are accepted. It is an easy-to-use and secure mobile payment service compatible with NFC (Near Field Communication) and MST (Magnetic Secure Transmission) terminals. Samsung Pay is currently performing an open beta test for selected Maybank Visa cardholders, with more banks such as CIMB Mastercard, Citibank Mastercard & Visa, Standard Chartered Mastercard & Visa to be made available soon.

The devices also come preloaded with mySamsung, Samsung’s own mobile app that helps users set up, manage and optimise their Samsung experience and stay updated with the latest Samsung offers and promotions. The brand also highlighted their Samsung Milk Music, a downloadable app for Samsung users only that offers access to a wide range of personalised curated stations which allows users to listen to all their favourite music on their Galaxy A devices!

 

Below are photos of the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017). Click to enlarge.

 

Other key features of the new smartphones include bigger batteries (3,600mAh for A7 and 3,000mAh for A5), Fast-Charging capabilities, expandable storage up to 256GB, Always-On Display, Secure Folder and Samsung Cloud.

The new offerings are available in Black Sky and Gold Sand colour options, and will be available at all Samsung brand stores nationwide from 25th January 2017 onwards at a recommended retail price of RM1,899 (Galaxy A7 2017) and RM1,699 (Galaxy A5 2017) inclusive of GST.

There is also a special pre-order promo at Samsung outlets from 6th to 15th January 2017, where you can place an order and receive a complimentary Samsung Level U Pro wireless headphones worth RM399. Pre-order collection will start on 25th January 2017. For online pre-orders, you can order through Lazada at http://lzd.co/samsung-galaxy-a-series and 11street at http://promotion.11street.my/store/samsung

For more information on the pre-order, head over to http://www.samsung.com/my/A2017preorder

 

Product Specifications

  Galaxy A7 (2017) Galaxy A5 (2017)
Design 2.5D+3D Glass
+ Metal Frame
2.5D+3D Glass

+ Metal Frame

Display 5.7” FHD Super AMOLED 5.2″ FHD Super AMOLED
Camera Rear: 16MP PDAF (f1.9) Rear: 16 MP PDAF (f1.9)
Front: 16MP FF (f1.9) Front: 16 MP FF (f1.9)
Processor 1.9GHz Octacore 1.9GHz Octacore
IP68 Water submersion up to 1.5m
for 30 minutes
Water submersion up to 1.5m
for 30 minutes
Network LTE Cat.6 LTE Cat.6
Memory 3GB + 32GB

microSD Slot (up to 256 GB)

3GB + 32GB

microSD Slot (up to 256 GB)

Battery 3,600 mAh

Fast Charging

3,000 mAh

Fast Charging

Dimension 156.8 x 77.6 x 7.9 mm

186g

146.1 x 71.4 x 7.9 mm

159g

Others USB Type-C

Fingerprint

MST

USB Type-C

Fingerprint

MST

 

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