All these years, Samsung was being criticised for not launching a smartphone with premium materials (read metal). Last month, Samsung unveiled a whole new ‘A series’ of smartphones with ultra-thin metal unibodies, Super AMOLED displays, and 5-megapixel front-facing cameras. The Galaxy A3, the Galaxy A5, and the Galaxy A7 were leaked prior to their official announcement, but only the former two were announced by Samsung. Well, it looks like Samsung might launch one more smartphone in the same series. The Samsung Galaxy A7 has passed through TENAA – an FCC like certification organisation in China – revealing its specifications and images.
The Samsung Galaxy A7 features a 5.5-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display, an octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, 12-megapixel primary camera, 5-megapixel secondary camera, and dual-SIM card slots with 4G connectivity. Its processor, the Snapdragon 615 has 64-bit compliant Cortex A53 cores, which would make full use of themselves when the device gets updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop. The Adreno 405 GPU is as fast as the Adreno 320 GPU, which was used in flagship smartphones of last year such as the HTC One M7 and the Samsung Galaxy S4 (US version).
Samsung Galaxy A7 Specifications
- 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display, Full HD 1920 x 1080 pixels, and 401 ppi
- Android 4.4 KitKat with TouchWiz UX
- 1.2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, Adreno 405 GPU, and 2GB RAM
- 16GB internal storage space and a microSD card slot (up to 128GB)
- 12MP primary camera, autofocus, LED flash, 1080p video recording, and 5MP secondary camera
- Single-SIM/Dual-SIM, 3G/4G, Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v4.0, GPS, and microUSB v2.0 port
As of late, Samsung has been correcting its mistakes after losing market share to Motorola, Asus, and Xiaomi. The Galaxy A7 has good specifications for a mid-range smartphone and it is expected to be launched in China soon and then it will might make its way to India. It will compete with the likes of the HTC Desire 820 and the OnePlus One when it officially launches in India.
Computer science engineer turned technology blogger. Following consumer electronics industry closely from 2006, he can now predict pretty much where the market is heading. He has a dream to own Android, Windows Phone and iOS smartphones all at the same time.