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Samsung Electronics Australia has announced pricing and availability for the new Galaxy A Series, including the 5.7-inch A7 and 5.2-inch A5 smartphones. The Galaxy A5 (RRP: $649) and Galaxy A7 (RRP: $799) will be available from the Samsung Online Store from 16 February, 2017 and will be launched into operator and retailers at a later date.

Samsung Electronics Australia VP of IT and mobile, Richard Fink said, “The latest Galaxy A Series has been developed to deliver the key features that Australians expect from a premium smartphone, but packaged in a device that is accessible to almost everyone.

“The Galaxy A Series range is perfect for Australians who are looking for a stylish smartphone to keep them connected, while still featuring Samsung’s outstanding camera and screen technology, giving Australians the things they love and need in a smartphone.

”Featuring a premium metal frame and glass back, the Galaxy A Series draws on Samsung’s design heritage to create a seamless device, while offering easy access to apps such as Facebook and Instagram. The Galaxy A is available in two stylish colours including Black Sky and Gold Sand,” he added.

The front and rear 16-megapixel cameras have been designed to provide accurate autofocus, resulting in vibrant and clear photos. With the Galaxy A Series, taking selfies is easy as users can simply touch anywhere on the screen to snap a high-resolution selfie with the floating camera button and use the display as a front flash for bright pictures.

For the first time on the Galaxy A Series, the smartphone offers IP68 water and dust resistance, helping it to withstand the elements, including rain and dust.

With Samsung Pay, users can make safe and secure mobile payments almost anywhere through Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST) and Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, and easily back up data and images through Samsung Cloud. With security top-ofmind, it is designed to help users separate private data and keep the contents in a Secure Folder which supports biometric authentication.