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Samsung officially showcases the Galaxy A7, its thinnest smartphone ever

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Samsung officially showcases the Galaxy A7, its thinnest smartphone ever
While Samsung has yet to properly announce the Galaxy A7, today it showcased the handset in Malaysia, during the launch of the Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 in the country. This is the first time when Samsung is presenting the A7, finally confirming not just its existence, but also some of its features.

As previously reported, the Galaxy A7 is only 6.3mm thin, thus being the slimmest smartphone ever made by Samsung (though it’s not much thinner than the Galaxy A5, or the Galaxy Alpha). 

The A7 is made out of metal, and is considerably taller than the A5, as it sports a 5.5-inch display with 1080 x 1920 pixels. The new handset also offers more processing power, thanks to an octa-core Snapdragon 615 CPU clocked at 1.5 GHz. A 13 MP rear camera, a 2600 mAh battery, and Android KitKat are also among its features.

According to Malaysian website SoyaCincau, the Galaxy A7 will be released in Malaysia in February, possibly costing around $400. Before that, the handset should be launched in South Korea. Samsung will probably reveal more about the A7 in the coming weeks - we’ll let you know when that happens.


source: SoyaCincau

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posted on 08 Jan 2015, 00:03 12

1. DogeShibe (Posts: 1113; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


Uninteresting.

posted on 08 Jan 2015, 00:53 3

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


Speaker position and it's design should be changed. Again Sammy is creating Mess with almost same specs and prices with A3/A5/A7 or E5/E7 or Grand Max. :(

posted on 08 Jan 2015, 02:06 5

17. DogeShibe (Posts: 1113; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


Exactly.And this is good for Sony/Htc.
But Samsung is still strong with its S and Note line-up.

posted on 09 Jan 2015, 04:41

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


It won't be interesting until they can make it as thin as paper so I can use it as toilet paper. After that no needs worrying about charging it 3 times a day.

posted on 08 Jan 2015, 00:06 1

2. Kruze (Posts: 1285; Member since: 30 Dec 2014)


Not bad, hope it doesn't lag like their crappy low-mid end phones.

posted on 08 Jan 2015, 00:31 3

8. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 903; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


You mean those with single core CPU?

posted on 08 Jan 2015, 01:28 6

12. Kruze (Posts: 1285; Member since: 30 Dec 2014)


Forget about those with single core CPU, even those with quad core CPU is very laggy.

One of my friend had a Grand 2 with quad core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400 processor, after few months using it, it was very laggy and now he has a Asus Zenfone 5 and he's very happy with it.

One of my uncle has a Grand Quattro with quad core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 200 processor, after few months using it, same thing happened and he's planning on getting a new phone (definitely not another Samsung).

posted on 08 Jan 2015, 01:57 5

15. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 903; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


l have a Note 10.1(N8000), it's very laggy on ICS and JB but Samsung have done a very good job on eliminating most of the lags on KK update. Overall, l'm happy with it.

posted on 09 Jan 2015, 01:24

48. GalaxyS5 (banned) (Posts: 430; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


Same here. I had some probs on JB on my 2013 N10.1, but with the KK update it's working super fine and smooth, hoping it
'll get 5.0 ...

posted on 09 Jan 2015, 00:35

45. GalaxyS5 (banned) (Posts: 430; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


lol. liar. my mom has a Grand 2. 5 of my friends have Grand 2s. and no dear, it does not lag at all. my mom spams it with apps pictures and useless stuff and it never lagged. It has been almost a year now and it's as new. asus zenwhat? what the heck is that? a computer board? a new phone? may I guess xiwawawami? or hawawawi or some shrizanga brand?

posted on 09 Jan 2015, 00:49 1

46. Kruze (Posts: 1285; Member since: 30 Dec 2014)


Just telling the truth, no need to get butthurt. And I have a reason to suspect that you're a liar, your mom's and friend's Grand 2's are all laggy. End of the story.

------This topic is closed------

posted on 09 Jan 2015, 01:00

47. GalaxyS5 (banned) (Posts: 430; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


hahahahaha heck yeah you know a person from the stuff they tend to get. go buy a cheap china, it's better, it's what you deserve. for me? a midrange Samsung or Sony is better off then a premium xiwawa or whatever that is. I'd rather have a "normal" phone from a super known and respected brand rather than being an iPhone wanabe or a sony copier buying from a cheap company. so the way you disrespect yourself looking for the cheapest brand offering better specs and squeezing every dollar says something about what you are. as you tend to go for the 10$ cheaper you'd rather lie to explain why you take stup!d decisions. End of conversation. so long s-cker.

posted on 08 Jan 2015, 00:08 9

3. greenelektron (Posts: 531; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


OMG i tought they would be offering lesser handsets this year. It is just the 8th of January and they already released their nth phone. I lost count LOL.

posted on 09 Jan 2015, 05:07 1

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


It seems like a joke that they keep releasing so many different handsets every year. Those Samsung idiots just can't understand that they're depreciating their own products.

posted on 08 Jan 2015, 00:12

4. NoFanboy (Posts: 299; Member since: 18 Nov 2013)


Wait a snapdragon processor from last year is still pretty good. Also a 1080p screen? Hopefully the design is what the s6 will look like

posted on 08 Jan 2015, 00:17 4

5. Diezparda (Posts: 871; Member since: 23 Oct 2013)


not impressive, only LG and Asus can grab my attention this far.

posted on 08 Jan 2015, 00:19 2

6. NoFanboy (Posts: 299; Member since: 18 Nov 2013)


Source link says it's also a unibody design. This phone might be dope after all

posted on 08 Jan 2015, 00:27 2

7. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 1157; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


Dat camera bulge

posted on 08 Jan 2015, 06:43

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


Looks good unlike iphone's.

posted on 08 Jan 2015, 00:56 1

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


looks like a desire 826 competitor as they have the same specs

posted on 08 Jan 2015, 05:08 1

28. NFSHesham (Posts: 269; Member since: 04 Feb 2014)


This is worse

posted on 08 Jan 2015, 01:27

11. megathaszrul89 (Posts: 122; Member since: 08 Jan 2015)


typical samsung phone, great software and hardware, good build quality, yet it couldn't "wow" us. keep up the good work (always) samsung!

posted on 08 Jan 2015, 01:35 2

13. techhahn (Posts: 14; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


Protruding camera, definitely copied from iPhone 6.. :P :P

posted on 08 Jan 2015, 02:37 2

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


but the s2 and s3 also have protruding cameras :/

posted on 08 Jan 2015, 02:38 2

21. thunderc8 (Posts: 90; Member since: 15 Dec 2014)


Typical sheep... even my htc from 2011 have Protruding camera.
I dont think apple have invented something in the mobile world.
Or done something new since the original iphone. they are good though at using other companies technologys and combine them to one good product.

posted on 08 Jan 2015, 06:46 1

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


But samsung makes protruding cameras look nice.

posted on 08 Jan 2015, 01:41 3

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


i like the design very much

posted on 08 Jan 2015, 09:22

36. M4th3u54ndr4d3 (Posts: 60; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


It is beautiful, but is not so different.
It's the same Samsung design language :/

I want a really different S6!

posted on 08 Jan 2015, 01:58 3

16. Mfa901 (Posts: 280; Member since: 14 Jul 2012)


very good design...

posted on 08 Jan 2015, 02:10

18. XaErO (Posts: 319; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)


RAM ??

and

Android version ???

posted on 08 Jan 2015, 03:05

23. yahia_malka (Posts: 186; Member since: 27 Mar 2014)


And fingerprint scanner?

posted on 09 Jan 2015, 01:34

49. GalaxyS5 (banned) (Posts: 430; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


ram 2, android 4.4 that will be updated to 5.0

posted on 08 Jan 2015, 02:26

19. laughmi (banned) (Posts: 283; Member since: 28 Oct 2014)


Just $400 in malaysia. That shows how much they are cheating to customers in other regions by releasing A5 for $400+ :/

posted on 08 Jan 2015, 02:49

22. drunkenjay (Posts: 887; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


....i dont get your logic any phone is more expensive than other countries. since you are a APPLE FAN i can tell your this. a apple iphone will cost 200-300 more for a standard model than in the us,

now talk about about cheating to customers.

posted on 08 Jan 2015, 03:42 2

24. ggg377 (Posts: 20; Member since: 16 Oct 2014)


To Samsung: this phone isn't much different from S3 visually. It looks boring and outdated. Yes, the materials and thinness might be improved, but the overall look - camera, flash, button, speaker placement is exactly the same. What the hell is your design department doing? It isn't a "classic" design either, because the sales are tanking. Of course people aren't going to be interested in your products when your competitors have left you in the dust.

posted on 08 Jan 2015, 05:06 5

27. willard12 (Posts: 1677; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


Dear ggg377: we made $3.7 Billion in operating profit in the 3rd quarter and expect to report $4.5 Billion in the last quarter. We'd love to implement your proven expertise in product design. However, we reviewed your financial statement and found that our "tanking" sales still resulted in revenue that's quite a bit higher than yours. Therefore, as we fill out our $4.5 billion deposit slip, we have determined that you are merely another idiot with another opinion. Additionally, our actual experts assess that the reduction in operating profits year over year is due to increased competion from the low to mid range market from other companies who are pricing their devices so that they are only making about $50 Million (not billion) a quarter. So, it is not a design issue. Additionally, we now have the highest customer satisfaction rating of all manufacturers, which means that our customers are pretty satisfied with our product, in spite of your opinion....I mean analysis.

Sincerely STFU,
SAMSUNG

posted on 08 Jan 2015, 05:11 1

29. NFSHesham (Posts: 269; Member since: 04 Feb 2014)


Dear,
Stop producing your entry and mid range crap which like hell and can't function properly
Sincerely
a Grand 2 owner

posted on 09 Jan 2015, 01:37

51. GalaxyS5 (banned) (Posts: 430; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


lol, yeah I believe you. we have one at home nearly since a year and it's working perfectly. you better get a life. and if you bought a china phone or some unknown lg or whatever that is, no need to spam us.

posted on 08 Jan 2015, 06:52 1

32. gehrig (Posts: 298; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)


Dear willard 337: Maybe you'd like to sell LESS than 10 phones a year, stop your phones from lagging, and change your design once in a while. Until then, sales will continue to dwindle. We don't even make low end phones and we sell better than you.

Sincerely Fall in a Ditch,
APPLE

posted on 08 Jan 2015, 09:21

35. shurefseven (Posts: 1; Member since: 08 Jan 2015)


Dear Gehrig,

I was always expecting how envious iphone users were always reacting to every Samsung masterpieces. So sad to know how they spend off their big bucks to an every tryinghard iphone with self-proclaimed-seemed-to be so excellent sort of upgrade yet still crappy in the end. What is so being proud in using such expensive but filthy rubbish iphones??? Can you tell us?

Best Regards from,
Samsung user(who really gets a real big bang for his bucks)

posted on 08 Jan 2015, 21:45 1

44. gehrig (Posts: 298; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)


Dear shurefsven,
I was always expecting you to not realize that iPhones offer great performance without having to flash their specs at people blindly.

Dear willard12,
My phone is low end? Weird, considering the great performance it offers. News flash:people like phones because they perform well, and maybe that's why Samsung's sales are dwindling.

Say hello to Blackberry for me,
Apple.

posted on 08 Jan 2015, 12:47

43. willard12 (Posts: 1677; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


Gehrig: All of your phones are low end, with cheap TLC nand memory, crashes apps like Danica Patrick, and costs $199 to produce- cheaper than any other flagship device. The fact that people pay more (mostly using carrier subsidies) is not a reflection of high-end or low-end, but a reflection on consumbers who buy based on popularity. Just because Justin Bieber makes a lot of money as a singer and charges a lot for his concerts, doesn't make him an elite vocalist. It simply means his teen-aged fans are schills. The same can be said of your devices. Furthermore, now that you've increased the size of your phone to match ours and people went out in droves to get it, what can you do next?

See you in court (with Google, LG, and HTC),
Samsung

posted on 09 Jan 2015, 01:39

52. GalaxyS5 (banned) (Posts: 430; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


dear gehrig, only one comment, you're one of these f00ls tricked by apple to buy a 300$ phone for 700$. so long, s-cker.

posted on 09 Jan 2015, 15:59

56. gehrig (Posts: 298; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)


Sorry, fools are the kind of people that buy cheap Samsung phones that are going to get replaced a day later.

posted on 09 Jan 2015, 01:35

50. GalaxyS5 (banned) (Posts: 430; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


lol, AMEN.

posted on 10 Jan 2015, 09:12

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


$4.5 billions from mobile business alone? I don't think so.
There's only one thing I like about Samsung phones - Super AMOLED. I think Samsung phones are ugly, cheap looking with stupid protruding camera and speaker on the back. Also, Samsung management and engineers are all retarded. They've been releasing so many look alike models every year that's just depreciating their own products. I don't care how much they profit from these retarded phones, I still think their phones are below standard and overpriced compared to others like Asus'. My maid has the S5 which has a very beautiful display but the chrome on the cheap plastic frame got chipped a week after she bought it. It's been years and so many handsets Samsung has released, the design hasn't changed. The recent low end A5 with a $400+ price tag is just ridiculous.
Don't bash Chinese companies. Asus makes the best PC motherboards. IPhones are also made in China. I love the iPhone 4 when it first came out. I haven't gotten that feeling with other handsets since.
Because of idiots and blinded fanboys, Samsung has no needs to innovate. They'll just keep releasing the same craps and rake in billions.
On behave of Samsung, thank you.

posted on 08 Jan 2015, 04:30 2

25. TAMARETTE (Posts: 182; Member since: 15 Jun 2014)


I'm getting the idea that Samsung's idea of a completely new and redesigned lineup means looking exactly the same up front, and saddled with a unibody metal frame and chamfered edges.

posted on 08 Jan 2015, 09:19 2

34. M4th3u54ndr4d3 (Posts: 60; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


The A7 is very beautiful.
But I agree with you. I want a different S6 too.
No S3/S4/S5/Alpha/Note2/Note3/Note4 design

posted on 08 Jan 2015, 05:01

26. Tommy-Ka (Posts: 33; Member since: 10 Jul 2014)


Will it bend?
But seriously... what's the point of making such a thin device? And again - shovel-size.

posted on 08 Jan 2015, 09:45

38. Cheezwiz (Posts: 430; Member since: 29 Dec 2014)


I don't mind the thinness of it. Considering that it's so delicate, it's likely going to be inside a case that thickens it up a bit anyhow, right?

That said, I'd take an extra mm or two on this phone if it meant a 3000mAh battery.

posted on 09 Jan 2015, 02:23

53. GalaxyS5 (banned) (Posts: 430; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


Agree. I have an Alpha right now and literally it's awesome. the only drawback is it's thickness it really feels like there's nothing in your hands as this freaks me out. all my previous phones have taken 100+ falls and I don't know about this one it seems one at a max

posted on 08 Jan 2015, 09:44

37. Cheezwiz (Posts: 430; Member since: 29 Dec 2014)


this vs. HTC 826. Whoever gets to the US first wins!

posted on 08 Jan 2015, 10:17

39. ryq24 (Posts: 721; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


nice looking phone but too expensive.

posted on 08 Jan 2015, 10:20

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


This phone is great for a midrange. The specs are great too. But the display is too big, 5.5", 5"-5.2" is enough. 2600mAh is bit small for a phablet with1080p display. But the disappointment part was the battery was not removable and still on kitkat. Sure it will compete the desire 826

posted on 08 Jan 2015, 11:29

41. phonehome (Posts: 567; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)


No removable battery=no interest.

My Galaxy S5 should still last a while anyway.

posted on 08 Jan 2015, 12:37 1

42. Aliagha (Posts: 42; Member since: 07 Jan 2015)


Damn !! when is the S6 coming ???

posted on 14 Jan 2015, 10:51

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


galaxy a7 its very cool but iam waiting galaxy s6 ...

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