Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) details spotted at Geekbench, GFXBench, and Zauba


Samsung is quietly working to introduce a new young member of its Galaxy A-Series for the coming year. Likely to be called as the Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017), this new phone pays a visit to the Geekbench and GFXBench benchmarking websites. From the looks of it, the Galaxy A3 (2017) may launch in December for the emerging markets.

Samsung’s Galaxy A-series of phones arrived with a premium finish, metal body, and most top-of-the-line features. The youngest member was the Galaxy A3 phone in the entry-level segment. While the Galaxy A3 (2016) still sells in the market, the Korean giant is almost ready with its successor.

Geekbench listing of Galaxy A3 (2017)
Geekbench listing of Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) SM-A320F

The Galaxy A3 (2017) with a model number SM-A320F lists in the Geekbench website. An octa-core 1.59Ghz Samsung Exynos 7870 chipset made from the 14nm FinFET process powers the Galaxy A3 (2017). That is a bit surprising for the budget level phone to get a powerful chip.

As per the GFXBench website, the Galaxy A3 (2017) equips a 4.7-inch display with 1280×720 pixels resolution. Samsung may use the Super AMOLED display on this phone just like its predecessor, Galaxy A3 (2016). The octa-core Exynos 7870 chip integrates the Mali-T830 GPU to handle graphics. The phone will offer 16GB built-in storage.

GFXbench listing of Galaxy A3 (2017)
GFXBench listing of Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)

The phone has a 12-megapixel rear camera with autofocus and a LED Flash. It is capable of recording a 1080p resolution video. On the front is a 7-megapixel camera which is also capable of recording 1080p videos.

The Galaxy A3 (2017) packs Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, Compass, NFC, and other sensors. There’s no detail on the battery capacity available as yet.

From the benchmark listings, the Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) appears to be an iterative update to this year’s Galaxy A3 (2016).

Zauba listing of Galaxy A3 (2017)
Zauba listing of the Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) SM-A320F

As per the Indian imports site Zauba‘s listing, the Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) SM-A320F carries a declared price of ₹10,234 for India. We estimate that the phone may have a sub-₹13,999 price tag for India.

The Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) currently retails for ₹12999 roughly in the Indian market.