Galaxy A (2017)

Born To Explore

Simple, stylish, modern.
The Galaxy A (2017), designed to take you further on your adventures.

Explore Any Moment

Capture every stunning detail of your best moments on the Galaxy A (2017). Whether you’re snapping selfies and wefies on a night out with your friends, or simply taking photos of the world around you, the improved Front and Rear Camera ensure that every shot is a perfect shot.

Explore True Performance

Discover a world of possibilities with the Galaxy A (2017), equipped with an octa-core processor that lets you enjoy seamless multi-tasking. Balancing work and play has never been easier.

Explore Your Freedom

Take your adventures further, and longer, thanks to the larger battery capacity on the Galaxy A (2017). Recharge quickly with its fast charging capabilities, so you get back to the things you love right away.

Specifications

The Galaxy A (2017) packs many great features all into one. Come and discover why it’s perfect for you.

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Processor

CPU Speed
CPU Speed 1.9GHz CPU Speed 1.9GHz
CPU Type
CPU Type Octa-Core CPU Type Octa-Core

Display

Size (Main Display)
Size (Main Display) 5.7" (144.3mm) Size (Main Display) 5.2" (132.2mm)
Resolution (Main Display)
Resolution (Main Display) 1920 x 1080 (FHD) Resolution (Main Display) 1920 x 1080 (FHD)
Technology (Main Display)
Technology (Main Display) Super AMOLED Technology (Main Display) Super AMOLED
Color Depth (Main Display)
Color Depth (Main Display) 16M Color Depth (Main Display) 16M

Camera

Video Recording Resolution
Video Recording Resolution FHD (1920 x 1080)@30fps Video Recording Resolution FHD (1920 x 1080)@30fps
Main Camera - Resolution
Main Camera - Resolution CMOS 16.0 MP Main Camera - Resolution CMOS 16.0 MP
Main Camera - f Number
Main Camera - f Number f/1.9 Main Camera - f Number f/1.9
Front Camera - Resolution
Front Camera - Resolution CMOS 16.0 MP Front Camera - Resolution CMOS 16.0 MP
Front Camera - f Number
Front Camera - f Number f/1.9 Front Camera - f Number f/1.9
Main Camera - Flash
Main Camera - Flash Yes Main Camera - Flash Yes
Main Camera - Auto Focus
Main Camera - Auto Focus Yes Main Camera - Auto Focus Yes

Memory

External Memory Support
External Memory Support MicroSD (Up to 256GB) External Memory Support MicroSD (Up to 256GB)

Network/Bearer

SIM size
SIM size Nano-SIM (4FF) SIM size Nano-SIM (4FF)
Infra
Infra 2G GSM, 3G WCDMA, 4G LTE FDD Infra 2G GSM, 3G WCDMA, 4G LTE FDD, 4G LTE TDD
2G GSM
2G GSM GSM850, GSM900, DCS1800, PCS1900 2G GSM GSM850, GSM900, DCS1800, PCS1900
2G CDMA
2G CDMA N/A 2G CDMA N/A
3G UMTS
3G UMTS B1(2100), B2(1900), B4(AWS), B5(850), B8(900) 3G UMTS B1(2100), B2(1900), B4(AWS), B5(850), B8(900)
3G CDMA
3G CDMA N/A 3G CDMA N/A
3G TD-SCDMA
3G TD-SCDMA N/A 3G TD-SCDMA N/A
4G FDD LTE
4G FDD LTE B1(2100), B2(1900), B3(1800), B4(AWS), B5(850), B7(2600), B8(900), B17(700), B20(800), B28(700) 4G FDD LTE B1(2100),B2(1900), B3(1800), B4(AWS), B5(850), B7(2600), B8(900), B17(700), B20(800), B28(700)
4G TDD LTE
4G TDD LTE B38(2600), B40(2300), B41(2500) 4G TDD LTE B38(2600), B40(2300), B41(2500)

Connectivity

ANT+
ANT+ Yes ANT+ Yes
USB Interface
USB Interface USB Type-C USB Interface USB Type-C
USB Interface
USB Version USB 2.0 USB Version USB 2.0
Location Technology
Location Technology GPS, Glonass, Beidou Location Technology GPS, Glonass, Beidou
Earjack
Earjack 3.5mm Stereo Earjack 3.5mm Stereo
MHL
MHL No MHL No
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4+5GHz Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4+5GHz
Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Direct Yes Wi-Fi Direct Yes
Bluetooth Version
Bluetooth Version Bluetooth v4.2 Bluetooth Version Bluetooth v4.2
NFC
NFC Yes NFC Yes
Bluetooth Profiles
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, DI, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, DI, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP
PC Sync.
PC Sync. Smart Switch (PC version) PC Sync. Smart Switch (PC version)

OS

OS
OS Android OS Android

General Information

Form Factor
Form Factor Touch Bar Form Factor Touch Bar

Sensors

Sensors
Sensors Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor Sensors Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor

Physical specification

Dimension (HxWxD, mm)
Dimension (HxWxD, mm) 156.8 x 77.6 x 7.9 Dimension (HxWxD, mm) 146.1 x 71.4 x 7.9
Weight (g)
Weight (g) 186 Weight (g) 159

Battery

Internet Usage Time(3G) (Hours)
Internet Usage Time(3G) (Hours) Up to 13 Internet Usage Time(3G) (Hours) Up to 13
Internet Usage Time(LTE) (Hours)
Internet Usage Time(LTE) (Hours) Up to 16 Internet Usage Time(LTE) (Hours) Up to 16
Internet Usage Time(Wi-Fi) (Hours)
Internet Usage Time(Wi-Fi) (Hours) Up to 17 Internet Usage Time(Wi-Fi) (Hours) Up to 18
Video Playback Time (Hours)
Video Playback Time (Hours) Up to 20 Video Playback Time (Hours) Up to 19
Standard Battery Capacity (mAh)
Standard Battery Capacity (mAh) 3600 Standard Battery Capacity (mAh) 3000
Removable
Removable No Removable No
Audio Playback Time (Hours)
Audio Playback Time (Hours) Up to 59 Audio Playback Time (Hours) Up to 53
Audio Playback Time (Hours, Always On Display Off)
Audio Playback Time (Hours, Always On Display Off) Up to 94 Audio Playback Time (Hours, Always On Display Off) Up to 78
Talk Time (2G GSM) (Hours)
Talk Time (2G GSM) (Hours) - - Talk Time (2G GSM) (Hours) - -
Talk Time (3G WCDMA) (Hours)
Talk Time (3G WCDMA) (Hours) Up to 23 Talk Time (3G WCDMA) (Hours) Up to 16
Talk Time (2G CDMA) (Hours)
Talk Time (2G CDMA) (Hours) - - Talk Time (2G CDMA) (Hours) - -
Talk Time (3G TD-SCDMA) (Hours)
Talk Time (3G TD-SCDMA) (Hours) - - Talk Time (3G TD-SCDMA) (Hours) - -
Talk Time (4G LTE) (Hours)
Talk Time (4G LTE) (Hours) - - Talk Time (4G LTE) (Hours) - -

Audio and Video

Video Playing Format
Video Playing Format MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM Video Playing Format MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
Video Playing Resolution
Video Playing Resolution UHD 4K (3840 x 2160)@30fps Video Playing Resolution UHD 4K (3840 x 2160)@30fps
Audio Playing Format
Audio Playing Format MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA Audio Playing Format MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA

Services and Applications

Gear Support
Gear Support Gear Circle (Manager Support), Gear Fit, Gear Fit2, Gear1, Gear2, Gear2 Neo, Gear S, Gear S2, Gear S3, Gear IconX Gear Support Gear Circle (Manager Support), Gear Fit, Gear Fit2, Gear1, Gear2, Gear2 Neo, Gear S, Gear S2, Gear S3, Gear IconX
S-Voice
S-Voice Yes S-Voice Yes
Mobile TV
Mobile TV No Mobile TV No

1 Actual user-accessible internal storage is less than specified total memory due to operating system, software, and other built-in applications, and may vary after software updates/ upgrades.

2 MicroSD card sold separately.

3 Dust and Water Resistant (IP68 rating) means that the device is protected against entry of solid foreign objects, and harmful ingress of static fresh water at up to 1.5 metres, for up to 30 minutes, under certain defined test conditions. According to accredited test results; individual results may vary. Note: IP68 rating does not mean that the device is waterproof. Bluetooth® is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks herein is under license.

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