Ms International 2016 Kylie Verzosa is the new Samsung Galaxy A Series (2017) ambassador

Kylie Verzosa, reigning Ms International 2016, is the new ambassador of Samsung’s recently launched midrange, dust and water-resistant, Galaxy A Series (2017) smartphones. The announcement was held last January 20 at the Bonifacio Global City. The event was topped off with a performance from world-class dance group GForce.

According to the press release of the event:

Just like the Galaxy A Series (2017), Kylie is smart, stylish, and always ahead of the game. Kylie best suits the title as its new ambassador as she’s also known for her winning ways even under pressure; comparable to how the Galaxy A Series (2017) is packed with premium features that stand out, even when faced with the challenges of rain, sweat, sand, or dust.

The Galaxy A7 (2017) comes in 3 colors – Gold Sand, Black Sky, and the new Blue Mist – and it has a 5.7 inch Super AMOLED screen, while the Galaxy A5 (2017) will have 2 colors – Gold Sand and Black Sky – and it has a 5.2 inch screen. Like the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, both 2017 A5 and A7 have an IP68 certification for water and dust resistance: they can survive submerged in up to 1.5 meters of fresh water for up to 30 minutes.

See full specs of both the A5 and A7, as well as their differences, here.

The bezels are slim on this one.

The Galaxy A (2017) smartphones have:

  • 16MP front and back cameras each with F1.9 aperture, for clear selfies and low light shots, respectively
  • 32GB of expandable internal storage, (up to 256GB via microSD)
  • dual socket for 2 SIM cards and a microSD
  • fast-charging and long-lasting batteries
  • reversible USB Type-C port easy connectivity and hassle-free charging
  • a metal frame body and a 3D glass back for a touch of premium design

The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) retails for P19,990, while the A7 (2017) at P23,990. Both are now available at Lazada Philippines.

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Irwin Allen Rivera loves his wife's cooking so much he's now twice the man he used to be. His English essay won a Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature in 2012. His philosophical-horror story appeared in Philippine Speculative Fiction 8 (2013). He was managing editor and lead writer of Sites and Symbols 2 (2005), a coffee-table book about buildings in UP Diliman - his alma mater (BA Philosophy; MA Creative Writing continuing). He worked at the UP Diliman Information Office before shifting to web content writing. His sudden fiction, "Notwithstanding Pigs," initially a Friendster testimonial, appeared in Philippines Graphic (2006) and in Very Short Stories for Harried Readers (2007). He used to write for