Samsung has announced a massive price cut for two of its A series phones, the Galaxy A7 (2017) and Galaxy A5 (2017). The two initially came out in March this year, making August an opportune time for a cost revision in light of all the competition that’s cropped up since then.
Samsung for its part is saying that the revision has come about with an eye on the festive season in India. From now onwards, the Galaxy A5 (2017) can be snapped up at Rs 22900, Rs 6090 less than its initial Rs 28990 cost. The Galaxy A7 (2017) has gone from Rs 33490 to Rs 25900, a Rs 7590 fall.
It should be noted that the Galaxy A5 (2017) and Galaxy A7 (2017) were retailing in the market at Rs 26900 and Rs 30900 up until now, so the discount is a bit smaller when compared against those figures. In any case, the two are a lot more affordable now. Both were criticized at launch for being expensive, so the new numbers might help shift more units.
As before, the biggest selling points of the Galaxy A5 (2017) and Galaxy A7 (2017) are the duo’s Galaxy S7-inspired design, IP68 certification against dust and water attacks, and 16MP f/1.9 front and back cameras. Differences between the two include the former’s 5.2-inch screen and 3000mAh battery.
Specifications of the Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017):
– Display: 5.7-inch Super AMOLED, 1080 x 1920 pixels
– OS: Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
– CPU: 1.9GHz octa-core Exynos 8890
– Storage: 32GB, expandable up to 256GB
– RAM: 3GB
– Battery: 3600mAh
– Camera: 16MP rear, 16MP front
– Dimensions: 156.8 x 77.6 x 7.9mm
– Connectivity: dual-SIM, 4G, Wi-Fiac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC, GLONASS, USB Type-C