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Even though it is still a mystery as to why many of the Galaxy Note 7 units started to catch fire, there is a rumor which is indicating that the Korean giant may start selling refurbished versions of the Note 7 in 2017. According to the same source, these "refurbished" devices will be sold in India and Vietnam to make for some of the money that Samsung lost during the entire Note 7 episode. In my opinion, that's absolute hogwash because of the following reasons.

1. Samsung cares about its reputation and they are not going to let their already tarnished reputation get any worse by pulling such a dirty move.

2. They have completely discontinued their entire Note 7 production line-up. The Galaxy S8, as well as the Note 8 will be taking up all the attention, time and care that their production departments can offer to ensure safe and successful launches for both the upcoming phones.

3. The rumor which I found on a popular site refers to a source article that was published on September 26, while the Note 7 was officially announced as being discontinued on October 11 (approximately). Therefore, the rumor is probably based on an outdated piece of news and is therefore invalid.

Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)

The Galaxy J3 (2017) is going to make its appearance anytime now and rumor has it that it's going to be announced on December 1. However, even if it is announced somewhere around that date, the J3 (2017) will probably not go on sale till January next year. The good news is that we already have a pretty good idea about the low range smartphone, thanks to multiple leaks, rumors and a recent tweet by Evan Blass from @evleaks, revealing press renders.

Display: 5-inch 720p/1080p Super AMOLED panel
SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (1.4GHz octa-core A53 processor with Adreno 505 GPU)
Camera: 8-mp rear sensor with f/2.0 aperture and 5-mp front camera
Storage: 16GB/32GB internal with micro-SD card slot for cards up to 256GB
Battery: 2,600mAh removable
Android version: Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Colors: White, Gold and Black

After looking at the renders, the only significant change from the J3 (2016) that we picked up on is that the phone now seems a lot more rounded, especially around the corners.

Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)

We know that the Galaxy A5 (2017) is coming, but it isn't official yet. However, that hasn't stopped leaks and rumors from giving us a pretty good idea about what to expect when Samsung does make it official later in this month. We now have a fully-fledged video review from Neil Potgieter on YouTube, where he evidently has access to the A5 (2017). As the model isn't even announced yet by Samsung, we are guessing that he must have somehow gotten access to a prototype of the device. Take a look yourself to know more.

If you are not aware or if you simply don't remember, here's a reminder about what to expect from the Galaxy A5 (2017).

Model number: SM-A520F
Display: 5.2-inch Full HD (1080p) Super AMOLED display
SoC: Exynos 7880 Octa-core processor (Four 1.87GHz Cortex A-72 cores and four 1.3GHz Cortex A-53 cores with Mali-T860MP4 GPU)
Battery: 3,000mAh (probably)
Storage: 32GB internal with expandable micro-SD card slot
Camera: 16-mp front camera (probably) and 16-mp rear camera
OS: Android Marshmallow 6.0.1
USB Type-C, Always-On display

Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)

There have been quite a few leaks about the upcoming reincarnation of the Samsung Galaxy A5 and today, we have another one for you. This one has actually come from the Middle-East apparently and has revealed almost all there is to know about the A5 (2017). Let us now take a closer look at what's been revealed.

5.2-inch Full High Definition panel with 2.5D Gorilla Glass 4 on top
32GB internal storage with micro-SD card expansion slot
16-mp camera sensors at both the back and the front with f/1.9 aperture
3,000mAh battery
Water resistant, Aluminum build, USB Type-C, Dual SIM, fingerprint sensor and 3D back cover glass

As far as the leaked images are concerned, the A5 (2017) looks suspiciously similar to the Galaxy S6 Edge. Although the 2.5D curved glass means that the display will have a curve to it, whether or not that curve will translate into an Edge display seen only on the flagships from Samsung so far, is something that remains to be seen. We will find out soon enough as the Galaxy A5 (2017) would be released either before Christmas or in Early January, 2017.


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The next incarnation of the Samsung Galaxy A5 is on the verge of being released, and today, we have more information and even some leaked images for you. It seems that there will be four color variants of the A5 (2017); Gold, Pink Gold, Black and Blue. Some of the rumors are even suggesting that the Blue variant is actually going to be the Blue Coral color which debuted with the Note 7 and later made its way onto the S7 Edge. Take a good look at the renders yourself and tell us which one you will be getting.

We have already reported about similar specs earlier, this leak confirms those specs one more time before the A5 (2017) is launched officially. Note that although it is expected that the A5 (2017) will debut in China as always, it should make its way onto various other markets around the world soon after.

5.2-inch FHD Super AMOLED display
Exynos 7880 chipset
32GB internal storage with a micro-SD card slot
16-megapixel cameras at both the back and the front
3,000mAh battery
Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Debut: In China
Price: 2,699 Yuan ($388 approximately)


Samsung's Galaxy A-series is one of its most popular line-ups in the mid-range section and the latest iterations of the series are now officially confirmed by Samsung Malaysia to make their debut at the CES 2017 on January 5. Today we have official press renders for you to look at and get an idea of what's coming.

Both the Galaxy A devices seems to have a more rounded design this time around with slimmer bezels and a metal frame. The renders we see here are clearly showing three color variants for both the Galaxy A3 (2017) and the Galaxy A5 (2017), although the rumored pink/pink gold variant is missing, from these renders at least.

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)

4.7-inch 720p Super AMOLED display
Samsung Exynos 7870 chipset
16GB internal storage
8-megapixel front and 13-megapixel rear camera
NFC, Bluetooth 4.1, etc.
Expected price: 379 euro/396 USD

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

5.2-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display
Samsung Exynos 7880 chipset
32GB internal storage
16-mp cameras at both the back and the front
NFC, Bluetooth 4.1, etc.
Expected price: 479 euro/500 USD


Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)


They already have had the necessary FCC certifications and rumors are predicting that both the smartphones will be made official by Samsung anytime now. While the Galaxy J5 (2017) and Galaxy J7 (2017) will not be phones which will ever enter the US or European markets, they are a huge hit in the emerging markets of India, Pakistan and South Africa. On that note, let's take a look at what Samsung has in store for the fans of the series this year.

The design visually reminds us about the Galaxy A (2017) series. Of course, it will have more modest hardware specifications as compared to the mid-range A-series. If you are wondering what those specifications are, your guess is as good as mine. Nevertheless, let's hope that the 1080p display won't be exclusive to China this year around. Don't expect any AMOLED displays though as those are reserved for Samsung's higher end phones only.

Via: SamMobile

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