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Samsung Galaxy A7 pops up on GFXBench: 5.2" 1080p display, 12 MP camera, and 64-bit Snapdragon

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Samsung Galaxy A7 pops up on GFXBench: 5.2
The upcoming Samsung Galaxy A7 specs leaked out already, but if the device's listing on the GFXBench database is any indication, they have been slightly off the mark. As a reminder, the A7 is expected to be the biggest member in Samsung's new Alpha line of well-rounded handsets with a more premium design (and price point).

Now that it's been logged into the graphics benchmark system, the A7 is, it turns out, with a more modestly-sized, 5.2" 1080p display, instead of the previously rumored 5.5-incher. Certainly good news for those who prefer their phones relatively compact. The rest goes as follows - a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor, clocked at 1.5 GHz, and 2 GB of RAM. Apparently, the phone sports 16 GB of internal memory, of which 12 GB will be user-available, so hopefully Samsung has included a microSD slot this time, unlike what it's offering with the Galaxy Alpha

We will also get a 12 MP shooter, likely the same excellent one from the Alpha, as well as a souped-up front-facing camera, that is capable of 1080p video recording. As for the final design, price and release date, we hope that the rumor mill will keep turning, and bring us all of those sooner, as the new Samsung design line looks mighty promising.

Samsung Galaxy A7 pops up on GFXBench: 5.2" 1080p display, 12 MP camera, and 64-bit Snapdragon
source: GXBench via TuttoAndroid

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posted on 27 Oct 2014, 10:22 5

1. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2625; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Isn't the Snapdragon 615 based on ArmV8? Since V7 is 32 bit

posted on 27 Oct 2014, 11:51

9. Cicero (Posts: 843; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)


My first question mark after seeing specs. 64 bits on v7?

posted on 27 Oct 2014, 11:59 1

10. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2625; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Especially since Qualcomm reports it as ArmV8 on their website.

posted on 27 Oct 2014, 12:22 1

12. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


As per Qualcomm's Snapdragon 615 processor specs:

Quad-core 1.7GHz ARM Cortex A53 + quad-core 1.0GHz A53
Qualcomm® Adreno™ 405 GPU
Hexagon™ V50 DSP (up to 700MHz) Shared Modem & App DSP

As per ARM:

"The ARM® Cortex®-A53 processor is our most power-efficient ARMv8 processor capable of seamlessly supporting 32-bit and 64-bit code"

So the SD615 has the ARM V8 goodness (as I would expect pretty much all 64-bit ARM chips to have)

posted on 27 Oct 2014, 13:41 2

17. strudelz100 (Posts: 644; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


615 is ARMv8 based.

But running Android 4.4.4 TouchWiz? That's a 32bit OS. The software likely tells the bench what to report. Most likely the source of the confusion.

posted on 28 Oct 2014, 13:37

23. mmmanuuu (Posts: 400; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


Bring on the A9 with 5.5" quad hd super amoled screen, snapdragon 810, 16 mega pixel isocell camera, 5 mp wide angle front camera, sd card, removable battery with metalic back cover, 5000 mah battery.

posted on 27 Oct 2014, 10:26 2

2. Darkerm (Posts: 306; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)


is that galaxy S2?
well I like the S2 design

posted on 27 Oct 2014, 10:28 1

3. AmitMajumder (Posts: 178; Member since: 21 May 2012)


No HDR?

posted on 27 Oct 2014, 10:28 2

4. TimCook (banned) (Posts: 450; Member since: 23 Oct 2014)


The Title of this Article should be:

ANOTHER Samsung Phone Pops Up.

The question is, How many more?

posted on 27 Oct 2014, 10:44 11

5. maherk (Posts: 3345; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


And why does that bother you?

posted on 27 Oct 2014, 11:42 5

8. PorkyBurger (Posts: 585; Member since: 18 May 2013)


You know... he's the Tim Cook....the guy from Apple...that guy even has his own face as profile pic....you know...if he is from fruit company then.... he is negative towards Samsung....yeah....oh lord, that took me long ._.

posted on 27 Oct 2014, 13:44

19. strudelz100 (Posts: 644; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


It waters down the brand.

They started this years ago. Now their sales decline shows the results of overselling the Galaxy brand.

Turns out that big screens were the only draw of the brand after all.

posted on 27 Oct 2014, 17:22 2

22. UglyFrank (Posts: 1541; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


This series is actually a good series. The A series are a good bunch of mid range devices which will be guaranteed to perform well and will be likely to receive updates at a much faster rate than other non flagship samsung devices.

posted on 27 Oct 2014, 14:29 1

20. Ninetysix (Posts: 2313; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Doesn't bother me personally. It just sucks knowing that a lot of those phone buyers will never see Lolipop on their device because Samsung is unable to update 100 phones in a timely matter.

posted on 28 Nov 2014, 23:32

24. Kishin (Posts: 704; Member since: 30 May 2013)


Hahahh!!

posted on 27 Oct 2014, 12:35 1

13. tedkord (Posts: 9849; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


The answer is, "As many as they can make after manufacturing and supplying most of the parts that Apple uses.

posted on 27 Oct 2014, 13:44

18. Ninetysix (Posts: 2313; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


I don't even want to imagine what it's like for my beloved company Samsung without all those $$$ coming from Apple parts order. Samsung's profits will even be way way lower :( Oh the horror.

posted on 27 Oct 2014, 11:11 1

6. DeDex (Posts: 102; Member since: 01 Sep 2014)


You know, you can't really talk about "compact" phones when they sport 5.2-inch screens. Even "relatively compact" is a bit laughable in my opinion.

posted on 27 Oct 2014, 12:53 1

14. slh163 (Posts: 138; Member since: 19 May 2014)


yes we can't.. until apple decide to go with a 5.2" iphone 7 or 8.. then we will could consider it as a compact screen size!

posted on 27 Oct 2014, 11:28

7. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


S5 killer

posted on 27 Oct 2014, 12:07 1

11. NightFelix (Posts: 60; Member since: 29 Apr 2013)


No GYRO sensors?! I can't shoot Photosphere with this! dam!

posted on 27 Oct 2014, 13:01

15. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


no SD card support for the small internals... hmm... And since its not a "flagship", the support most likely wont be there for updates.
That sucks, because otherwise, its quite promising.

posted on 27 Oct 2014, 13:35

16. bayhuy (Posts: 320; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


Samsung Galaxy A7 pops up...BUT NOBODY CARES!

posted on 27 Oct 2014, 16:24 2

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


Would've liked a 5.5" instead of a 5.2", as the latter matches the Grand 2 too much. A metal version of the Grand 2 perhaps (although with much better specs)

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