Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

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Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy A5 (cropped).jpg
BrandSamsung Galaxy
ManufacturerSamsung Electronics
SloganSame Galaxy DNA, different attitude
SeriesGalaxy A series
(Last letter varies by carrier & international models)
First releasedJanuary 2, 2017; 2 years ago (2017-01-02)
PredecessorSamsung Galaxy A5 (2016)
SuccessorSamsung Galaxy A6 / A6+ (2018)
TypeTouchscreen tablet
Form factorSlate
Dimensions146.1 × 71.4 × 7.9 mm3
Mass157 g
Operating system
System on chipSamsung Exynos 7 Octa 7880
CPUOcta-core 1.9 GHz (1872 MHz)
Memory3 GB RAM
Storage32 GB
Removable storageUp to 256 GB
Battery3000 mAh (non-removable) with fast-charging
Data inputs
Display5.2 in Super AMOLED FHD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4, 1080×1920 px
Rear camera16 Mpx
Front camera16 Mpx
  • Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, EDR;
  • USB-C v1.0 reversible connector
Backside with camera

The Samsung Galaxy A5 (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 A7 (2017). This move marks Samsung's first product launch since the discontinuation of the Galaxy Note 7 back on October 2016.[1]

The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow right out of the box and runs on Grace UX interface, but was updated during August 2017 to Android 7.0 Nougat and once again in April 2018 to run Android 8.0.0 Oreo. The smartphone features an Exynos 7880 SoC consisting of 8 ARM Cortex-A53 backed by the Mali-T830 GPU and sports 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB internal storage, expandable to 256 GB via a dedicated MicroSD slot that it has unlike the predecessors of the A5 (which it was placed in the second Nano-SIM slot). The device retains a non-removable battery like its predecessor, rated at 3000 mAh with fast-charging capabilities. Its 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.[2]


Following the unveiling, Samsung announced that they will sell up to 20 million smartphones, targeting Western and Eastern Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America. Unlike its predecessors, the Galaxy A5 (2017) will not be coming to the United States.[3] However, the Galaxy A5 (2017) is going to be sold in Canada,[4] unlike the 2016 edition.


Model Processor SIM Region
SM-A520F Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7880 Single Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America, Oceania, Middle East
SM-A520F/DS Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7880 Dual Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, UAE
SM-A520W Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7880 Single Canada


  1. ^ Larson, Selena. "Samsung unveils first smartphones since Note 7 debacle". CNN. Retrieved 11 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Samsung Introduces Stylish, Powerful and Practical Galaxy A (2017) with Enhanced Camera".
  3. ^ "Shipment goals for new Samsung Galaxy A and J series revealed". PhoneArena. Retrieved 11 January 2017.
  4. ^ "Canadian Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Receives FCC Approval |". |. 2017-02-13. Retrieved 2017-02-21.

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