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Meet the Galaxy A7, Samsung's thinnest smartphone ever

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Meet the Galaxy A7, Samsung's thinnest smartphone ever
While Samsung has yet to announce the Galaxy A7, we can now take a look at the handset in all its glory - thanks to the fact that it’s been approved by China’s Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center.

Part of Samsung’s Galaxy A series, the A7 doesn’t look too different from the Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3, though it’s larger than both of them. We initially thought that the A7 would sport a 5.2 inch display, but that isn’t true. The new handset comes with a bigger, 5.5-inch 1080p screen, and measures 150.9 x 75.9 x 6.3 mm - thus being Samsung’s thinnest smartphone ever (just a tad slimmer than the 6.7mm Galaxy A5 and Galaxy Alpha).

China’s Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center seemingly confirms the fact that the Galaxy A7 is powered by a 64-bit, octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor clocked at 1.5 GHz. Other features include LTE connectivity, a 13 MP (not 12 MP) rear camera with LED flash, 5 MP front-facing camera, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of non-expandable internal memory, and Android 4.4.4 KitKat.

The Galaxy A7 that’s been approved in China has the model number SM-A7009, and is specifically made for the Chinese market. Samsung should officially announce the new handset pretty soon, so it won’t be long until we find out more about it.


source: TENAA (translated)

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posted on 02 Dec 2014, 22:18 10

1. simpleas (Posts: 196; Member since: 30 Apr 2014)


I really like the new design language.

posted on 02 Dec 2014, 23:08 5

8. sipha (Posts: 435; Member since: 12 May 2012)


They just going back to the S2 design..

posted on 02 Dec 2014, 23:40

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


Probably, but I don't like the speaker and flash positions. Speaker should be at the bottom and flash should be below camera. They are providing another same series of phones, I mean A3, A5 and A7 all looking same.

And I want a bigger screen phone with ditto Alpha design.

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 14:41

26. Epicness1o1 (Posts: 276; Member since: 30 May 2013)


Its more like a s1 with led flash if you take all the design componets with or if you take the back side camera/falsh/camera position it looks like s3 with more squarish design and square button at front,the s2 has a square area with an led and camera inside and more ergonomici different looking
Sry I am a mobile designer needed to reply this hah :D

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 02:34

21. Mittal (Posts: 493; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


yess its super awesum and super duper refreshing!!!!
so kewllll....
(kill me)

posted on 04 Dec 2014, 01:32

29. Spedez (Posts: 451; Member since: 29 Aug 2014)


You mean the old design language? That's almost 1:1 to SG2. Samsung is running out of ideas. Can't wait to ditch my SG4.

posted on 02 Dec 2014, 22:24 9

2. DeusExCellula (Posts: 1244; Member since: 05 Oct 2014)


How about we slim down that TouchWhiz hmmm?

posted on 02 Dec 2014, 23:13 5

10. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14180; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Their smartphone lineup is becoming as bloated as TouchWiz.

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 00:03 3

15. silencer271 (Posts: 254; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


So what? They can make a million different devices if they want. You dont have to buy them.

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 01:11 7

19. SPASE (Posts: 207; Member since: 03 May 2013)


He's an iPhone guy through and through, but he loves bitchin about samsung on every single samsung article.

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 05:56

23. Mittal (Posts: 493; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


he like attention is what he likes... just like wendy garrett.. and they succeed

posted on 02 Dec 2014, 22:31

3. Kishin (Posts: 705; Member since: 30 May 2013)


Why 1.5-GHz?

posted on 02 Dec 2014, 23:21

11. Neo_Huang (Posts: 1067; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)


It's octa-core, so it won't be that bad.

posted on 02 Dec 2014, 22:31 1

4. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Looks hella boring...

posted on 02 Dec 2014, 22:36 2

5. iluvsonynokia (Posts: 149; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


not bad

posted on 02 Dec 2014, 22:36 2

6. vuyonc (Posts: 1021; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


Looks ok. Plain but certainly less ugly than Galaxies of old.

posted on 02 Dec 2014, 22:38 1

7. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


I can't tell the difference between this an the next Samsung.

posted on 02 Dec 2014, 23:12 6

9. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14180; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Diluting their brand will hurt them.

posted on 02 Dec 2014, 23:33

12. greenelektron (Posts: 533; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


The camera must be protruding. Did they photoshopped?

posted on 02 Dec 2014, 23:54

14. realjjj (Posts: 375; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)


Stop calling the Snapdragon 615 octa core, it's dual quad at best.
The second quad cluster is to save battery and for marketing not to add any perf.

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 00:24

17. woz7luv7 (Posts: 10; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


quad-core A53 @1.5 GHz + quad-core A53 @1.0 GHz & doesn't have Global Task Schedule.

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 00:16

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


Another day..another Samsung..

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 02:14

20. Cicero (Posts: 889; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)


Internals are almost like S4 evolving on cpu, from 600 to 615, and screen, from 5 to 5 inches with the same 1080p.

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 09:27

25. Noonting (Posts: 132; Member since: 19 Sep 2014)


Finally no camera bump

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 14:44

27. Epicness1o1 (Posts: 276; Member since: 30 May 2013)


Why dont they make another line of mobiles,cos you have Galaxy series and Samsung with no reason wants to make you one type of design on all of the mobile inside of that serie

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 21:57

28. gigaraga (Posts: 1454; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


Is someone able to clarify this? Do the A series use plastic backs or metal backs? I know the frame is metal but it's just confusing how one site I read says it's plastic but another says it's metal.

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