|Slogan||Same Galaxy DNA, different attitude|
|Series||Galaxy A series|
(Last letter varies by carrier & international models)
|Compatible networks||2G, 3G (UMTS/HSPA), 4G (LTE)|
|First released||January 2, 2017|
|Predecessor||Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016)|
|Related||Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy Note7
Samsung Galaxy S7
|Dimensions||156.8 × 77.6 × 7.9 mm|
|Operating system||Android 6.0.1 "Marshmallow"|
|System on chip||Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7880|
|CPU||Octa-Core Cortex-A53 1.9 GHz|
|Memory||3 GB RAM|
|Removable storage||up to 256 GB|
|Battery||3600mAh (non-removable) with fast-charging|
|Display||5.7" Super AMOLED FHD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4, 1080×1920 px|
|Rear camera||16 MP|
|Front camera||16 MP|
|Connectivity||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi hotspot;
Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, EDR;
USB Type-C v1.0 reversible connector
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-T830MP3 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. Its extra features, similar to Samsung's 2016 flagship's, 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 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 Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) and Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) to Eastern Europe.