A midranger to rule them all: leaked Galaxy A7 (2018) specs taunt new Exynos and 6GB RAM


Samsung's Galaxy A-series is the sweet spot between the affordable but lowly J-line, and the flagship S portfolio, so every time a new one is on the horizon, our collective attention peaks. The purported specs for the Galaxy A7 (2018) just leaked out on Geekbench, and, since the line is expected to follow the new bezel-less design of Samsung, they are only icing on the potential A-series cake.

The upcoming Galaxy A7 (SM-A730F) is listed with an Exynos 7885 chipset, whose leaked specs back in the summer denoted a 14nm octa-core processor with 2x A73 + 6x A53 cores, and a Mali-G71 GPU. This will undoubtedly be more than enough to power the A7 well, but the thing that attracted our attention the most is the listed 6 GB RAM.Currently, only the Note 8 and some Samsung models for China have that much random access memory, so if we see it in a Galaxy A7 (2018), that means 6GB RAM will become the norm for Samsung's flagship and upper midrange handsets going forward. 

The Exynos 7885 Geekbench scores place it on par with Qualcomm's midrange Snapdragon chipsets, and, knowing the frugal nature of Samsung's homebrew silicon, we can hopefully expect the same excellent battery life from the A7 (2018) that we got with this year's Galaxy A7 model.

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Galaxy A8+ (2018)
  • Display 6.0" 1080 x 2220 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 5 Octa, Octa-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh(23h 3G talk time)

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21 Comments

2. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

FU Samsung Is it really that hard to release Alpha 2? It was one of their best phones IMO and the real iPhone competitor because of the size. I really don't think we need 20 5,5" phones from the same manufacturer

6. g2a5b0e unregistered

The A-Series is essentially what the Alpha turned into. If don't like it, I'm sure there are many other options that could fit your needs.

10. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

I don't agree, only A3 is the size of the Alpha and it's low end device

11. g2a5b0e unregistered

You don't have to agree. Samsung stated it years ago. Besides, the Alpha came out 3 years ago & average phone sizes have increased since then.

7. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

The Alpha was a design test run and nothing else. It was designed to troll the iPhone 6 by having similar specs to it prior to release (4.7in, 720p ish screen, 1860~mAh battery) It looked great but the battery was dreadful, they actually released a extended battery mod that made the battery 40% bigger or so because they knew it was dreadful.

8. sleepypandaeyes

Posts: 372; Member since: Apr 12, 2015

The battery was amazing initialy when the phone came with Kirkstall, sadly lollipop put in end to that. I adored my Alpha!!!!!,

9. sleepypandaeyes

Posts: 372; Member since: Apr 12, 2015

I might get a new alpha on cheap on eBay, saw some go for £150,

17. SaRPeR

Posts: 141; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Just buy A3 2017 it has same performance and better battery life than Alpha or wait for A3 2018.

3. ZEEROO

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 26, 2017

where is the flash for the back camera

4. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

There will undoubtedly be a flashlight at the back of the handset come release day.

5. KingSam

Posts: 1448; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

I smell $600 since their s8 is 720.

12. gamehead unregistered

If it has a 18:9/18.5:9 1440p screen and Android Oreo I'll be interested.

14. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

Why do you need power and battery hungry QHD panel in a midrange phone?

16. gamehead unregistered

I dont want to buy another 1080p phone

19. you_sukk_it

Posts: 219; Member since: Apr 11, 2017

cause bitch..theres a huge improvement in IQ with QHD. no one goes QHD and say, nah, im downgrading to fhd

13. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

Chinese version will have Snapdragon 660 which destroys this Exynos. Shame.

18. SaRPeR

Posts: 141; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Nope, Samsung phone with Exynos CPUs beat their Snapdragon counterparts every time both in performance and battery life.

21. osterrich21

Posts: 186; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

Please, Sammy, a OPTIC IMAGE STABILIZER.Don't fuvk all again.

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