Samsung has been coyly teasing the 2017 editions of their premium mid range device line up, the Galaxy A series over the past few days. Their teasers clearly point to the device having some form IP certification for water and dustproofing – a first for the midrange line up.
The series started off with Samsung’s short-lived but successful Galaxy Alpha which came out in 2014. The Galaxy Alpha brought a premium metal body to the company’s midrange which was missing that special something to make the line up a truly compelling one. Taking its queue from the excitement and positive reaction to the Alpha, the Samsung Galaxy A line up was announced with a metal body and with specifications that put other midrange devices to shame.
This year, Samsung is adding another feature which brings practicality and more value to the Samsung Galaxy A series: IP68 certification for water and dustproofing. From the official press renders it looks like the Galaxy A series for 2017 will be taking its design queues from Samsung’s widely praised Galaxy S7. We’ll have to wait and see during its official launch this coming January.
Samsung’s mid-rangers (2017) will be coming in two variants in Malaysia: the Samsung Galaxy A5 and the Samsung Galaxy A7. The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) will cost RM1,699 (USD$378.78) while the Galaxy A7 (2017) will cost RM1,899 (USD$423.32).
Pre-orders for the Galaxy A series will be starting on Friday, 6th January 2017, at 10 a.m. (GMT +0800) until Sunday, 15th January 2017 at participating outlets. Fans and customers who pre-order the new devices will be receiving the Samsung Level U Pro wireless headphones worth RM399 (USD$88.94).
Don’t forget to check in with us on Thursday the 5th of January bright and early at 9:30am on our Facebook and Twitter for some exclusive content for the 2017 edition Galaxy A series.
First ever dust and water resistant Galaxy A Series (2017)
- Pre-order starts in five days time at participating outlets
- Fans to receive a free Samsung Level U Pro worth RM 399 for every unit purchased
Kuala Lumpur, 30 December 2016 – Start the year with the brand new adventure! Be among the first to experience and own the latest smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy A Series (2017) which will be opened for pre-orders starting Friday, 6th January 2017, at 10.00 AM until Sunday, 15 January 2017 at selected participating outlets.
Available in two variants – the Galaxy A5 and A7, fans can purchase the smartphone with the recommended retail price of RM 1,699 and RM 1,899 respectively. To celebrate the official arrival, fans will receive a free wireless headphone Samsung Level U Pro, worth RM 399, for every unit purchased during this exclusive pre-order sale.
“Samsung is focused on continuing to push the frontier of what’s possible to deliver innovation that matter. As a leader in the mobile industry, we designed the Samsung Galaxy A Series (2017) that suits the needs of trendy savvy consumers. The latest smartphones combine a premium design with a range of flagship benefits which includes IP68-rated dust and water resistant which is the first ever of its range,” said Lee Jui Siang, Vice President of Mobile and IT Business Unit, Samsung Malaysia Electronics.
This pre-order promotion is limited to a first-come-first-serve basis while allocated stocks last. For more updates, please follow Samsung Mobile Malaysia Facebook.