Samsung Introduces the Stylish, Powerful and Practical Galaxy A

Mar 01. 2017

AUCKLAND, New Zealand – March 1, 2017 – Samsung Electronics New Zealand today announced the latest Galaxy A series, including the 5.7-inch A7, 5.2-inch A5 and 4.7-inch A3 smartphones, with refinements that deliver a beautiful design, powerful performance and ultimate convenience.


“The A Series combines some of the most popular and practical Galaxy features, such as IP68 water and dust resistance, with a sleek and stylish design. The versatility of the new A Series makes these devices perfect for students, first time smartphone purchasers and those looking for Galaxy performance from a midrange device,” said Todd Selwyn, Head of Mobile Portfolio at Samsung New Zealand.


The Galaxy A features a premium metal frame and 3D glass back that draws on Samsung’s premium design heritage. With a sleek camera and home key, the device is more seamless than ever and comfortable to hold and use. The Galaxy A is available in two stylish colours; Black Sky and Gold Sand.


Capture important memories with the enhanced front and rear 16-megapixel cameras on the A7 and A5, which are now more stable with accurate autofocus, resulting in vibrant and clear photos and selfie even in low-light conditions. With the Galaxy A, taking selfies has never been easier. Touch anywhere on the screen to easily snap a high-resolution selfie with the floating camera button and use the display as a front flash for bright pictures. The camera on the Galaxy A offers a simplified UX, including easy swipe to quickly change modes or instant filters to activate picture effects. Users can leverage modes such as the Food Mode, to optimise photos and enhance the colour of images.


Galaxy A takes the hassle out of everyday tasks. For the first time on the Galaxy A series, the smartphone offers IP68 water and dust resistance*, allowing it to withstand the elements, including rain, sweat, sand and dust, making the device suitable for nearly any activity or situation.


The Galaxy A provides an expanded, larger memory, as well as expandable storage capabilities with microSD support up to 256 GB. With a longer battery life to keep up with users’ active lifestyles and Fast Charge on A5 and A7, the device powers up in no time. The Galaxy A is equipped with reversible USB Type-C port for easy connectivity, including hassle-free charging. It also features Always on Display so users can quickly glance at the time and calendar without waking up the device, saving time and battery.


The Samsung Galaxy A series is available now on Spark, Vodafone and 2 Degrees starting from NZD$599.


For more information on the Galaxy A visit http://www.samsung.com/nz/smartphones/.


Samsung Galaxy A Series Product Specifications:


Galaxy A7 – RRP$899 Galaxy A5 – RRP$749 Galaxy A3 – RRP$599
Network LTE Cat.6 * May differ by markets and mobile operators LTE Cat.6 * May differ by markets and mobile operators LTE Cat.6 * May differ by markets and mobile operators
Display 5.7” FHD Super AMOLED 5.2” FHD Super AMOLED 4.7” HD Super AMOLED
AP 1.9 GHz Octa Core 1.9 GHz Octa Core 1.6 GHz Octa Core
OS Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
Camera Rear: 16 MP (F1.9),
Front: 16 MP (F1.9)
Rear: 16 MP (F1.9),
Front: 16 MP (F1.9)
Rear: 13 MP (F1.9),
Front: 8 MP (F1.9)
Video Recording: FHD (1080p) @ 30 fps
Playback: FGD (1080p) @ 30 fps
Recording: FHD (1080p) @ 30 fps
Playback: FGD (1080p) @ 30 fps
Recording: FHD (1080p) @ 30 fps
Playback: FGD (1080p) @ 30 fps
Video MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) @ 30 fps
MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) @ 30 fps
MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
FHD (1920 x 1080) @ 60fps
Audio MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA
Additional features Samsung KNOX, S-Voice Samsung KNOX, S-Voice Samsung KNOX, S-Voice
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth® v 4.2, ANT+,
USB Type-C, NFC (UICC, eSE)
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth® v 4.2, ANT+,
USB Type-C, NFC (UICC, eSE)
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth® v 4.2, ANT+,
USB Type-C, NFC (UICC)
Sensor Accelerometer, Proximity, Geomagnetic, RGB Light, Hall
Fingerprint scanner, Barometer
Accelerometer, Proximity, Geomagnetic, RGB Light, Hall
Fingerprint scanner, Barometer
Accelerometer, Proximity, Geomagnetic, RGB Light, Hall,
Fingerprint Scanner, Barometer
IP Code IP68* IP68* IP68*
Memory 3 GB RAM + 32 GB Storage
Micro SD slot (up to 256 GB)*
3 GB RAM + 32 GB Storage
Micro SD slot (up to 256 GB)*
2 GB RAM + 16 GB Storage
Micro SD slot (up to 256 GB)*
Dimension 156.8 x 77.6 x 7.9 mm 146.1 x 71.4 x 7.9 mm 135.4 x 66.2 x 7.9 mm
Battery 3,600 mAh, Fast Charging 3,000 mAh, Fast Charging 2,350 mAh

* Features and functions will vary by market.
* User memory space may be less than the total memory space due to system files. User memory may differ by region, carrier, and supporting language, and may change after software upgrade.
* All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.