Samsung in its A series is upgrading A5, new model will be known as Samsung A5 2017. It will be available for customers in March. It will be priced at Rs. 22,000 in India.
Samsung Galaxy A5 series was launched in Nov 2014, since then Samsung is coming with new version like A5 2016 and A5 2017.
Samsung A5 2017 is slightly better than A5 2016. It appears that Samsung has launched this version for sake of launching.
Screen size and display is same in both version, there is camera improvement rear camera is now 16 MP against 13 MP in earlier version. Front camera is remarkably 16 MP much better than earlier 5 MP. looks Chinese brand Vivo, Oppo and Gionee are finally getting attention from Samsung.
Battery is marginally better, earlier it was 2900 mAh now it has 3000 mAh. Operating system is also octacore in both versions.
Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 and Samsung A5 2017 product comparison is here
|Consumer Usage Feature set||Samsung A5 2016||Samsung A5 2017|
|MOP||INR 22000||INR 22000|
|Camera MP||13 MP||16 MP|
|Video Recording||HD Quality||HD Quality|
|Selfie Camera||5 MP||16 MP|
|Screen Size||5.2 FHD sAMOLED||5.2 FHD sAMOLED|
|Internal Memory (up to)||16 GB||32 GB|
|RAM (More RAM, more speed overall)||2 GB||3 GB|
|Expandable memory||128 GB||256 GB|
|Processor||Octa core||Octacore (Exynos)|
|Network||LTE CAT .6||LTE CAT .6|
|BATTERY||2900 mAh||3000 mAh|