The fourth quarter of the years was supposed to be great for Samsung is terms of earnings. However, the company did not expect to have such problems with the Galaxy Note 7, problems which made them to stop selling the device after having to recall it twice. Of course, this lead to serious financial loses, but Samsung needs to move on focus on the upcoming offerings. Still, there is good news for them too because the Galaxy S7 lineup is still selling like crazy. Moreover, the the South Korean manufacturer is getting ready ti launch some additional mid-tier handsets to make up for their loses. For instance, the new generation of the Galaxy A5 has been the subject of several online reports, and we saw the smartphone's 3D renders a few day ago. Moreover, the Galaxy A5 (2017) was certified by the WiFi Alliance a couple of weeks ago.
Now, it seems that the device was certified by the Bluetooth SIG as well. It's listed with the model number SM-A5205F, but as always, the Bluetooth SIM listings are not very revealing when it comes to the technical specifications. Still, we do know that the phone will hit the market sooner rather than later, although we don't have an exact release date. Anyway, the new generation of the Galaxy A5 will be considered a mid-range devices in spite if the fact that its hardware components will be more than decent. When it comes to the build and exterior design, the handset will have a metal casing and an appearance similar to the other members of the Galaxy A family. Moreover, it will feature the company's signature physical home button, which will also work as a fingerprint recognition sensor.
Nevertheless, according to previous rumors, the Galaxy A5 2017 will most likely come sporting a display that will measure 5.2 inches and will have a resolution of 1920 x 1080. In terms of memory, it will feature 3 GB of RAM and 16 GB of native storage. Under the hood powering the handset will be Samsung's Exynos 7880 SoC which consists of eight CPU cores clocked at a maximum frequency of 1.88 GHz. The processor will be doubled by a Mali-T860 MP4 graphics processing unit.
In the camera department, the phone will boast a 13 MP rear-facing main shooter, and even though there is no information on the selfies snapper yet, we assume that it will have a 5 MP sensor. On the software side of things, the smartphone will run Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box, and the operating system will be customized with Samsung's TouchWiz user interface.