Samsung Galaxy A series (2017) prices, IP68 rating confirmed

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The 2017 edition of Samsung’s A series is now just a few days away from getting launched in Malaysia. However, the brand has decided to jump the gun and reveal the prices and pre-order information for two of the new arrivals.

Samsung Malaysia’s Facebook page has done so via a promotional image of the Galaxy A5 (2017) and Galaxy A7 (2017). The phones pretty much fall in line with renders that were leaked online recently, showcasing a Galaxy S7-like design on the front and back.

The teaser also states that the 2017 Galaxy A5 will set buyers back by RM 1699 (roughly Rs 25740) and the Galaxy A7 by RM 1899 (approx Rs 28770). It further announces that both will go up for pre-orders from 6 to 15 January. The company’s trying to entice potential customers by offering a free Level U Pro wireless headset worth RM 399 (about Rs 6044) with either handset.

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The poster was notably published just a day after it had already been leaked. Samsung Malaysia’s Vice President of Mobile and IT Business Unit Lee Jui Siang has now confirmed yet another rumor regarding the brand’s latest A lineup. He’s gone on record to state that the models combine premium design with flagship-worthy benefits such as IP68-rated dust and water resistance.

IP68 certification means that each A series smartphone will be able to survive up to 1.5m underwater for a maximum of 30 minutes. Other than the A5 and A7, Samsung is also expected to launch a more affordable Galaxy A3 (2017). We’ll fill you in on the company’s plans once the devices go official on January 5.