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Samsung's thinnest smartphone ever (Galaxy A7) costs more than the S5 in Europe

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Samsung's thinnest smartphone ever (Galaxy A7) costs more than the S5 in Europe

Back in January, Samsung announced the Galaxy A7, making it its thinnest smartphone ever. At 151 x 76.2 x 6.3 mm, the A7 is a tad thinner than Samsung's previous slimmest handsets: the 6.7mm Galaxy Alpha and Galaxy A5.

As of this week, the Samsung Galaxy A7 can be pre-ordered in Europe, where it costs €499 (around $568). Both Amazon France and Amazon Germany are taking pre-orders for the A7, with Amazon France actually letting you buy the white variant of the handset right now - though it's asking €600 for it (so you're better off pre-ordering the black or gold versions, which should be in stock starting the coming weeks).

At €499
Samsung's thinnest smartphone ever (Galaxy A7) costs more than the S5 in Europe
, the A7 is more expensive than the Galaxy S5 - which is still one of Samsung flagship smartphones, and can currently be bought for around €430 in Europe. It seems that the Galaxy A7 that's offered by Amazon is the model that's powered by Samsung's own Exynos 5 Octa 5430 processor, not the one using Qualcomm's octa-core Snapdragon 615. Other than that, the new handset features a 5.5-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display, 5 MP front-facing camera, 13 MP rear camera, 2 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of expandable storage space. The A7 sports a metal unibody, and includes a 2600 mAh battery.

Obviously, with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge coming soon, the Galaxy A7 might be overlooked by some customers. The good news is that, once the S6 and S6 Edge are released, the A7 will probably be available for less than €499.

At the moment, we don't know if Samsung plans to launch the Galaxy A7 in North America, but we will let you know when we find out. Anyone looking forward to buying the A7?


sources: Amazon France, Amazon Germany

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posted on 21 Feb 2015, 10:24 4

1. drunkenjay (Posts: 860; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


i am expecting the galaxy s6 to be similar to the a7 in terms of design.

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 14:15 1

20. Techielover (Posts: 105; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


I agree.I keep looking at the glimpses of the s6 on the new teaser and at this picture and they look very similar.

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 10:24 5

2. hellbread (Posts: 309; Member since: 21 Nov 2014)


Just opened this to see bigger picture of this girl on left...
:-)

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 12:42 1

15. darkkjedii (Posts: 20086; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


+1 she's got that look.

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 23:05 1

25. TechNeck (Posts: 237; Member since: 29 Aug 2014)


Aren't you married or something? e.o

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 23:14 1

26. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3722; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Why do people post such stupid stuff like this? Being married doesn't mean you're dead. You don't just all of a sudden start thinking hot women are unattractive. You can still look, you can even comment, it just means you can't touch. Grow the f*ck up. Of course I wouldn't expect someone married to his computer in his mom's basement to understand.

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 23:17 1

27. TechNeck (Posts: 237; Member since: 29 Aug 2014)


Hey, I was just asking. No reason to get angry over something so unreasonable..

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 23:24 1

28. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3722; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Yeah, sure you were "just asking". It's pretty obvious what you were trying to suggest.

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 23:27

29. TechNeck (Posts: 237; Member since: 29 Aug 2014)


Still an unreasonable way to get mad...

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 23:36

30. TechNeck (Posts: 237; Member since: 29 Aug 2014)


I wasn't trying to start an argument in the first place. All I just wanted was a yes or no answer..

posted on 22 Feb 2015, 00:38 1

31. darkkjedii (Posts: 20086; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Bro, that's why I didn't even bother responding. His was a stupid, dumb ass, no answer deserving question. +1 for checking his simple minded, trouble making ass.

posted on 22 Feb 2015, 06:53 1

32. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3722; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


I got you, playa.

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 10:25

3. sip1995 (Posts: 1565; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


Check the price in Greece, then talk about pricy phones....

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 14:11 1

19. spin9 (Posts: 279; Member since: 31 May 2014)


Galaxy S5 16GB €375 in Greece
http://www.skroutz.gr/s/4503613/Samsung-Galaxy-S5-16GB.html

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 10:32 1

4. nathan.carter (Posts: 416; Member since: 11 Aug 2014)


Samsung is doing thier best to try and drown out HTC. lol.

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 10:39 1

5. drunkenjay (Posts: 860; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


okay after seeing this phone on youtube i can conclude that touchwiz has no more bloatware.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QH7H2Aj_mzk

in this vid you can see that theres no bloatware and instead there is an app called galaxy apps where you can install samsung apps.

2nd this is a slight touch of touchwiz on stock android lollipop. this is also running on kit kat so lollipop is expected to be alot faster.

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 12:13

12. hellbread (Posts: 309; Member since: 21 Nov 2014)


Trust me, there is bloatware. I have same sw on galaxy alpha. That galaxy app you mentioned can even install apps without your knowledge.
It runs ok but it has some hickups from time to time.

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 14:59 1

21. maherk (Posts: 3491; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


I am pretty sure there are ghosts living inside of your phone. I ve had dozens of Samsung phones, my whole family(except for mt wife's m8) own Samsung phones, and we never had the Galaxy App installing apps on its own. NEVER

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 19:13 2

22. iushnt (Posts: 1577; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


Sorry, u have something going wrong.. I have not seen any auto-intallation in my sis's A5..

posted on 22 Feb 2015, 10:05

33. hellbread (Posts: 309; Member since: 21 Nov 2014)


Go to that galaxy app and read comments of people below. Check how much rage there is for Ant, Ant+ or quick connect.
Also check how many useless apps you have installed and working i background.
I didnt say it is slow but that it still have bloatware.

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 10:50

6. skyline88 (Posts: 456; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)


USD 568 ?

crazy......

S5 is selling 430 USD over here, and for 570 USD, you can get a Note 4, without telco contract.

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 11:06

9. maherk (Posts: 3491; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Prices in Europe are always higher than other markets, not just when ot comes to cellphones, but almost everything.
In Lebanon, the A7 is selling for $470, A5 for $320, A3 for $260, and the S5 for $475. If you think these prices are expensive, then i say Samsung should start offering their phones for free to please those who are complaining.

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 12:24

13. fcjan (Posts: 8; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


S5 is 640$ here in Croatia.. more then my monthly paycheck by 100$

posted on 23 Feb 2015, 14:30

36. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8939; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Seriously? Wow, my last job I could buy 6 Galaxy S5's at the retail price of $650USD with one paycheck :-)

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 19:15

23. iushnt (Posts: 1577; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


I think one should check price in Brazil..

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 10:56 1

7. fuhrer (Posts: 39; Member since: 29 Apr 2013)


What a joke

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 10:59 3

8. tech-lover (Posts: 108; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


Actually not overpriced PA..! It has a slightly better soc and bigger screen and far better design and look...Don't forger S5 at lunch was near 700$..A7 will drop under 500$ soon.

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 11:59 1

11. UglyFrank (Posts: 1604; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


Exactly, it's better than most 2014 flagships minus the battery which won't be great

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 11:46

10. Ishtiaque99 (Posts: 53; Member since: 15 Apr 2014)


Considering the design, A7 is better than S5.

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 12:41 1

14. darkkjedii (Posts: 20086; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


The hell with the phone, look at the honeys.

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 13:04

16. andynaija (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


http://goo.gl/2AMJKd

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 13:37 1

18. darkkjedii (Posts: 20086; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I'm gonna go with my first mind and not click it. Probably stupid.

posted on 23 Feb 2015, 14:32

37. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8939; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Wonder what she looks like without the eyecandy (makeup). You might be surprised.

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 13:20 2

17. Loubielou (Posts: 506; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


The Critics got at Samsung for using Plastic,so now Samsung have Switched to using Metal,and that as included a Price Upgrade from Samsung,and now the Critics will get a Samsung because of the Price Upgrade,but Apple can get away with Over Pricing there Phones anytime

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 21:34

24. xondk (Posts: 1250; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


This whole thinnest smart phone ever....
Kinda like you can buy those luxury meats and such for bread sliced the thinnest possible...

They have no substance/taste, and the same is happening to smart phones, super thin is not a good thing if you are cutting away features/battery e.t.c. there is no need for phones to get thinner.

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