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Samsung Unveils New Galaxy A Phones

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Vivian Ikwuamaeze

Samsung is kicking off 2017 with budget phone buyers in mind.

The electronics giant on Monday introduced its updated Galaxy A series phones: the 5.7-inch A7, 5.2-inch A5 and 4.7-inch A3.

The 2017 versions of these phones come with a handful of upgrades, like IP68 water and dust resistance, and improved 16-megapixel front and rear cameras.

Samsung's Galaxy A range of phones is designed for a younger, trendier crowd who can't afford its high-end flagships. While many eyes are trained to the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8, those seeking a lower-cost phone may want to shift focus to the 2017 A series.

The Galaxy A will be available in Russia in early January and later expanded to global markets. Samsung didn't immediately respond to a request for more information on availability and pricing.

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