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It's official! Svelte Samsung Galaxy A7 is here measuring just 6.3mm thin

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It's official! Svelte Samsung Galaxy A7 is here measuring just 6.3mm thin
Even though everyone knew it was coming, Samsung made it official on Monday by introducing the thinnest smartphone ever to wear the manufacturer's name. The Samsung Galaxy A7 measures just 6.3mm thick. While no pricing or availability information was released, the handset is rumored to launch next week in South Korea.

The Galaxy A7's 5.5-inch Super AMOLED screen features a resolution of 720 x 1280. The phone is available in single SIM and dual SIM variations. The single SIM model is powered by a 32-bit octa-core Exynos 5430 SoC. The dual SIM version is equipped with a 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 615 SoC. The phone has 2GB of RAM inside along with 16GB of native storage. For those needing additional storage, a microSD slot is available. A 13MP camera adorns the back of the phone while a 5MP "selfie" camera graces the front. The 2600mAh battery keeps the lights on, and Android 4.4 is pre-installed. The phone offers 4G LTE Cat. 4 connectivity.

"The Galaxy A7, Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 are designed for those who want to express effortlessly their unique style. With these devices, Samsung continues to focus on creating smartphones equipped with the slimmest metal unibody on the market today, with comfortable grip for ease of use. The range empowers users to choose a device which reflects their personal style and lifestyle needs, not just in terms of their unique features, but also their size and color options."-Samsung

Among the features on the device is a Private Mode which gives you an extra level of security to keep prying eyes away from important content. Multi Screen allows you to multitask with ease. The front-facing camera comes with "Ultra Wide Shot" for enhanced selfies, and "Auto Selfie" allows you to snap a self portrait using your voice or a wave of the hand.


source: Samsung via AndroidCentral

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posted on 12 Jan 2015, 03:15 5

1. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Still 4.4 is not acceptable.

posted on 12 Jan 2015, 21:18

30. neela_akaash (Posts: 1186; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


it would be acceptable only if the retail price is 199 to 249 USD...

posted on 12 Jan 2015, 03:19 6

2. Gasteasoro (Posts: 23; Member since: 02 Apr 2014)


Seriously... If Samsung keeps on doing this they will keep on losing cash... STOP releasing such a buttload of CRAPPY devices already! FFS SAMESUNG... DROP all the fodder and FOCUS on Note and S Series. GEEZ! How HARD can it be?

posted on 12 Jan 2015, 03:35 6

5. tech2 (Posts: 3455; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


So you are giving advice to a company which earns a profit of 20 billion, eh ?

If you'd done any homework before posting that comment you'd realize Samsung is losing money on mid-low range devices. Their flagships are just doing fine. So, if anything, Samsung should do absolutely the opposite of what you just said.

IMHO, Samsung should focus on mid-low range more. They've already fixed a lot of issues with Android L update i.e. it is not buggy, it doesn't lag and it uses very less resources. So their low-mid range shouldn't lag as they use to.

They've also improved their design quite a lot since S5 and they've even streamlined their device category. A Series for great design, S andNote series if their Flagship. E series is for budget phones, I think.

All they now need to do is introduce a phone with a relatively competitive price point as Moto G/E and consumers will easily prefer Samsung over Moto.

posted on 12 Jan 2015, 04:00 3

7. Tracy1988 (banned) (Posts: 208; Member since: 18 Dec 2014)


20 millions on mobile business alone?

Samsung should invest on devices they've been losing money with?

Samsung low-mid range cost almost twice others with the same specs. All Samsung new devices have almost the same designs with their old ones which had protruding camera and speaker on the back.

I won't buy any overpriced Samesung crap until they can innovate.

posted on 12 Jan 2015, 04:41 1

13. jan25 (Posts: 470; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)


no, he's giving advice to a company that has seen a 35% drop in profit in the last quarter.

posted on 12 Jan 2015, 04:46

14. tech2 (Posts: 3455; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Yeah well does he know why the profits are falling ? Answer is NO !

Otherwise he wouldn't be saying what he's saying.

posted on 12 Jan 2015, 05:01

16. jan25 (Posts: 470; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)


What do you mean by "does he know"? No one can predict consumer behavior for sure but he does have a good reason why Samsung isn't doing so good. Infact, even Samsung has announced that it will revamp its product portfolio and manufacture less devices.

posted on 13 Jan 2015, 03:50

34. ngtitao (Posts: 2; Member since: 13 Jan 2015)


Lol MR Tech2.

Quote: "Samsung should focus on mid-low range more."
Quote: "All they now need to do is introduce a phone with a relatively competitive price point as Moto G/E and consumers will easily prefer Samsung over Moto."

So you are giving advice to a company which earns a profit of 20 billion, eh ?

posted on 13 Jan 2015, 04:32

36. tech2 (Posts: 3455; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Maybe you missed the part where I wrote in capitals 'IMHO' ? Read my comment correctly and in totality before pointing fingers at me. No offence.

posted on 12 Jan 2015, 04:29 3

10. rd_nest (Posts: 1593; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


HTC/Sony all focusing on premium devices. Please remind me how much profit they made in last 5 years combined.

Samsung is not Apple who can simply rely on brand name to make money. They are doing what's necessary to make money in this hyper competitive market.

posted on 13 Jan 2015, 01:19 1

33. Gasteasoro (Posts: 23; Member since: 02 Apr 2014)


True that... however why can't Samsung rely on its brand name? Hint hint; the reason they can't rely on brand name is because we have all this Galaxies around which turn the "Galaxy" Brand into just a random meaningless word. Samsung should cut its losses already and aim for the top end market, much like Apple does. That IS where samsung belongs, and that is were we see the Notes and S series shine.
Dropping the low/mid end devices(or at least cutting the numbers to no more than a couple variants) should be done now that we have the incoming asian horde of Xiaomis, Meizus, Huwaweis etc all of them rise. All these are more than capable of delivering premium specs on rather affordable devices. In a couple more years the low/mid end range will be completely dominated by these brands and you all know it.
TLDR: The only reason Samsung can't ride the "brand name" wave is because they've been hellbent on destroying the "Galaxy" moniker's premium ring to it by releasing so god damn many "Galaxy" devices with lackluster specs/design. IMHO they should either Drop the "Galaxy" moniker from their flagships OR drop all the crap phones and cut on the losses.

posted on 12 Jan 2015, 08:52

25. Neros (Posts: 1016; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)


Not everyone can afford to spend 700-800 usd for a phone.

posted on 12 Jan 2015, 03:25

3. Youraveragejoe (Posts: 124; Member since: 31 Oct 2014)


It's going to be priced ridiculously high!

posted on 12 Jan 2015, 03:33

4. realjjj (Posts: 369; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)


lol hilarious how the US gets a way slower version because of the carriers.
Then again, at Samsung's prices who cares.

posted on 12 Jan 2015, 03:51 3

6. Dude2014 (Posts: 439; Member since: 12 Feb 2014)


720p on 5.5"? Want a disappointment!

posted on 12 Jan 2015, 04:00 2

8. ciprian.ruse (Posts: 294; Member since: 13 May 2014)


720p for a 5.5" screen is a total disappointment...

posted on 12 Jan 2015, 04:19 1

9. Mube007 (Posts: 235; Member since: 24 Sep 2013)


u know in india samsung galaxy s4 is cheaper than A5 and samsung galaxy s5 mini is cheaper than samsung A3... and one more intresting thing samsung A3 and Huawei honor 6 with 3gb ram have almost same price. so samesuck do u think so we people are fool? samesuck u have no control on pricing and that is the main reason for company share loss....and beware of ur designing team for s series

posted on 12 Jan 2015, 04:47

15. Tracy1988 (banned) (Posts: 208; Member since: 18 Dec 2014)


I'm wondering whether Samesung has been in price fixing with Apple. Lol

posted on 13 Jan 2015, 05:57

37. Odiin (Posts: 340; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)


+1, Spot on!

posted on 12 Jan 2015, 04:31 3

11. Tracy1988 (banned) (Posts: 208; Member since: 18 Dec 2014)


Samsung: Here's a new device for fans. It's thin and it's awesome.
Fan: It's so cool. So, what's new?
Samsung: It's the new 5.5 inches 720p display
Fan: But it's basically the same design with the old ones, same front speaker, home button.
Samsung: Can you see there's a big change in design? It's 5.5 inches now.
Fan: Why this new design still has protruding camera which causes wobbling when use on desk/table?
Samsung: Put a case on it.
Fan: But a case would defeat the whole purpose of this phone being thin.
Samsung: Even if it's in a thick case, it's still a thin phone.
Fan: Why this new design still has the speaker on the back?
Samsung: We want people around you have better hearing than you. That's a good way to get attention, a good way to have you advertising the device for us. Now just order this phone already.

posted on 12 Jan 2015, 06:42

22. elitewolverine (Posts: 5183; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


While i dont speak for all, phones without cases or protection usually dont last very long.

posted on 12 Jan 2015, 13:16

28. Jason78 (Posts: 241; Member since: 10 Apr 2013)


I have never used a case on a cellphone. I've dropped all of them on hard surfaces with little damage beyond a few scuffs on the corners. To date no cracked or broken screens.

Recent phones: Lumia 520, Lumia 630, Lumia 822, Lumia 925, Motorola Droid Maxx, Motorola Photon 4G, Motorola Atrix 4G Motorola Moto G (2013)

Yes, I like Motorola and Nokia phones!

posted on 13 Jan 2015, 03:52

35. ngtitao (Posts: 2; Member since: 13 Jan 2015)


You can easily replace with Iphone 4 way up to Iphone6+ with your texts. Dual core for ages when the rest are into octa-cores.

posted on 12 Jan 2015, 04:36 5

12. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (limited) (Posts: 1133; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)


If this device came to last year would be awesome even with snap 400. Those spec has last year flagship DNA

Too little too late

posted on 12 Jan 2015, 05:25

17. Bondurant (Posts: 426; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)


Samsung is giving out a message. The trolls kept mocking Samsung for using plastic in 2014, and they are saying now "you want metal, there you go. stuff it all up your mouth".

posted on 12 Jan 2015, 06:01 1

20. Tracy1988 (banned) (Posts: 208; Member since: 18 Dec 2014)


My Galaxy S3 back casing can't be closed completely. I don't know about other Samsung phones but I've experienced hand on with my S3 and the S5. They just feel cheap, really cheap.
I also have the N5 and it's plastic but it doesn't feel cheap. I don't think it matters what Samsung uses for their phones, they'll still feel cheap (with premium price). Well, Samsung can stuff all their phones up theirs.

posted on 12 Jan 2015, 10:13

27. buccob (Posts: 2564; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Do you ever talk about the devices you actually like?... we already know that you hate Sony devices and now Samsung... do you have an actual advice on to what device is good and why?

posted on 12 Jan 2015, 23:06

31. Tracy1988 (banned) (Posts: 208; Member since: 18 Dec 2014)


Yes I do and I believe it won't be any trouble for them to make it.

An Sony S3 with Samsung Super AMOLED 1080p display or with LG IPS+. That's it.

posted on 12 Jan 2015, 05:50 1

18. Symon_Fleece (Posts: 335; Member since: 30 May 2014)


this phone is great for its class. but should come with 5.0 out of the box and 2600 mAh battery is bit small for a FHD in a 5.5'' display.

posted on 12 Jan 2015, 05:57

19. tiara6918 (Posts: 2036; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Desire 826 is better featuring a better full hd screen, better camera and maybe better battery and it comes android 5 out of the box

posted on 12 Jan 2015, 06:09

21. Nathillien (Posts: 210; Member since: 05 Oct 2014)


Now that is a sleak design - not what Apple did in its last iteration.

posted on 12 Jan 2015, 07:02

23. tiara6918 (Posts: 2036; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


pa, why is it that in this article it is 720 p while on this one-http://www.phonearena.com/phones/Samsung-Galaxy-A7_id8972 it's full hd?

posted on 12 Jan 2015, 07:14

24. Donbenie (Posts: 208; Member since: 04 Aug 2013)


Seriously,does Samsung have a design department or what,this repetitive cra.ppy design is really getting annoying..

posted on 12 Jan 2015, 09:23

26. HTCOE (Posts: 632; Member since: 20 Nov 2011)


smh...another Samsung product is out again.,...and again...now i wonder if ppl are confused with the best thing is already here... like EVERY MONTH! from them lol

posted on 12 Jan 2015, 17:48

29. darkkjedii (Posts: 21211; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Galaxy s2.5 kinda as far as looks.

posted on 12 Jan 2015, 23:07

32. Cyagocaliz (unregistered)


If SONY was the one who manufacture this phone, I would buy it even if it came with Snapdragon 200, 512MB of RAM, 5MP camera, qHD display, with Android 4.1 on board.

posted on 13 Jan 2015, 13:04

39. Tracy1988 (banned) (Posts: 208; Member since: 18 Dec 2014)


Yeah sure and Sony will also have it comes with spywares like every other xperia.

I had deleted the spyware folder named Baidu but I just found out it has come back. I don't know whether Sony is in on this with the Chinese spy but obviously most xperia phones come with this spyware embedded in the firmware. It constantly establishes connection to ip addresses in China thru my xperia app.

Go to xda-developers or xperia blog and search for help with this spyware if you're using Sony phones.

posted on 13 Jan 2015, 15:46

40. Cyagocaliz (unregistered)


Do you really think the Baidu folder is for the spyware?
Please do some research before you reply...

posted on 13 Jan 2015, 07:31

38. bursahandphonesamsung (Posts: 16; Member since: 13 Jan 2015)


will get update 5.0 Lollipop?

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