Flagship Features In An Affordable Package
HWM Singapore|April 2017

Samsung’s Galaxy A (2017)

James Lu

Samsung’s Galaxy A series debuted in 2015 as a line of mid range smartphones, but since then, the line between it and Samsung’s flagship S series has blurred.

This year’s A series smartphones are closer than ever to flagship level, with a stunning metal and glass design that looks and feel just as premium as Samsung’s flagship phones. In fact, the thin bezels, metal frame and curved glass back make the A7 look very similar to Samsung’s Galaxy S7. And just like the S7, the A7 is IP68 dust and water resistant, meaning it can survive underwater for 30 minutes at depths of up to 1.5m.

The new A7 has a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display at 1,920 x 1,080 pixels resolution (386ppi). As with all of Samsung’s Super AMOLED displays, colors on the A7 are vivid and life-like, and the contrast is excellent, with deep blacks. A new addition to the A series display is always-on functionality. This feature works exactly like it does on the S7, showing the date, time, and battery percentage when the display is in standby mode. It’s also capable of displaying notifications, which you can double tap to view full screen.

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