Samsung Galaxy A7 pops up on GFXBench: 5.2" 1080p display, 12 MP camera, and 64-bit Snapdragon
1. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2701; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)
Isn't the Snapdragon 615 based on ArmV8? Since V7 is 32 bit
9. Cicero (Posts: 854; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)
My first question mark after seeing specs. 64 bits on v7?
10. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2701; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)
Especially since Qualcomm reports it as ArmV8 on their website.
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)
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.
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.
2. Darkerm (Posts: 308; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)
is that galaxy S2?
well I like the S2 design
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?
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 ._.
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.
22. UglyFrank (Posts: 1580; 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.
20. Ninetysix (Posts: 2339; 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.
13. tedkord (Posts: 10232; 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.
18. Ninetysix (Posts: 2339; 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.
6. DeDex (Posts: 107; 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.
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!
11. NightFelix (Posts: 60; Member since: 29 Apr 2013)
No GYRO sensors?! I can't shoot Photosphere with this! dam!
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.
16. bayhuy (Posts: 320; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)
Samsung Galaxy A7 pops up...BUT NOBODY CARES!
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)