The Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) is an Android smartphone produced by Samsung Electronics. It was announced on January 2, 2017, along with Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) and Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017). This move marks Samsung's first product launch since the discontinuation of the Galaxy Note 7 back on October 2016.
The Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow right out-of-the-box and runs on Grace UX interface. The smartphone features an Exynos 7880 SoC consisting of 8 ARM Cortex-A53 backed by the Mali-T830MP2 GPU and sports 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB internal storage, expandable to 256 GB via a MicroSD slot which can also be used for a second Nano-SIM. The device retains a non-removable battery like its predecessor, rated at 3600mAh with fast-charging capabilities. It's extra features similar to Samsung's 2016 flagships include IP68 water resistance, Always-on Display and 3D glass backing with Gorilla Glass 4. A new "Always On display" functionality displays a clock, calendar, and notifications on-screen when the device is in standby.
Following the unveiling, Samsung announced that they will sell up to 20 million smartphones, targeting Eastern Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America. Unlike its predecessors, the Galaxy A7 (2017) will not be coming to the United States and Western Europe.
While Samsung Galaxy A7 (2015) had broader availability in Western Europe, this model was never being sold in that region because it was being deemed too expensive and also due to near-direct competition against Samsung Galaxy S7. Samsung will instead sell the A3 (2017) and A5 (2017) to Eastern Europe.
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