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Samsung releases latest water-resistant smartphones in Jakarta

Bayu Widhiatmoko

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Mon, February 6, 2017  /  02:15 pm
Samsung releases latest water-resistant smartphones in Jakarta

Samsung's latest A series smartphones offer a high level of water-resistance (JP/Bayu Widhiatmoko)

Samsung has recently released the latest versions of its Galaxy A series in Jakarta, namely the A3, A5 and A7. 

The series has received an AP68 certification, which means the three models can be submerged in water up to 1.5 meters deep for as long as 30 minutes.

In addition to water-resistance, the Galaxy A7 comes with a 5.7-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) Super AMOLED display, 16-megapixel camera and Android 6.0.16 Marshmallow operating system. As for the hardware, it has an octa-core 1.9GHz chipset, 32GB internal memory and 3600 mAh battery.

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Its sibling, the Galaxy A5, is equipped with a similar camera, operating system, chipset and internal memory. Other features include 5.2-inch FHD Super AMOLED display and a slightly lower 3000 mAh battery.

Meanwhile, the most affordable version of the series, the Galaxy A3, offers 4.7-inch HD 720p Super AMOLED display, 8 megapixel camera, octa-core 1.6GHz chipset, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory, 1350 mAh battery, as well as a Marshmallow operating system.

The South Korean company's product marketing manager Irfan Rinaldi told The Jakarta Post that the prices for the products would be Rp 5,999 million (US$450), Rp 4,999 million and Rp 3,999 million for the A7, A5 and A3, respectively. (kes)

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