It's official! Svelte Samsung Galaxy A7 is here measuring just 6.3mm thin

It's official! Svelte Samsung Galaxy A7 is here measuring just 6.3mm thin
Even though everyone knew it was coming, Samsung made it official on Monday by introducing the thinnest smartphone ever to wear the manufacturer's name. The Samsung Galaxy A7 measures just 6.3mm thick. While no pricing or availability information was released, the handset is rumored to launch next week in South Korea.

The Galaxy A7's 5.5-inch Super AMOLED screen features a resolution of 720 x 1280. The phone is available in single SIM and dual SIM variations. The single SIM model is powered by a 32-bit octa-core Exynos 5430 SoC. The dual SIM version is equipped with a 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 615 SoC. The phone has 2GB of RAM inside along with 16GB of native storage. For those needing additional storage, a microSD slot is available. A 13MP camera adorns the back of the phone while a 5MP "selfie" camera graces the front. The 2600mAh battery keeps the lights on, and Android 4.4 is pre-installed. The phone offers 4G LTE Cat. 4 connectivity.

Among the features on the device is a Private Mode which gives you an extra level of security to keep prying eyes away from important content. Multi Screen allows you to multitask with ease. The front-facing camera comes with "Ultra Wide Shot" for enhanced selfies, and "Auto Selfie" allows you to snap a self portrait using your voice or a wave of the hand.

source: Samsung via AndroidCentral

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Galaxy A7
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, Octa-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(17h 3G talk time)



1. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Still 4.4 is not acceptable.

30. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

it would be acceptable only if the retail price is 199 to 249 USD...

2. Gasteasoro

Posts: 25; Member since: Apr 02, 2014

Seriously... If Samsung keeps on doing this they will keep on losing cash... STOP releasing such a buttload of CRAPPY devices already! FFS SAMESUNG... DROP all the fodder and FOCUS on Note and S Series. GEEZ! How HARD can it be?

5. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

So you are giving advice to a company which earns a profit of 20 billion, eh ? If you'd done any homework before posting that comment you'd realize Samsung is losing money on mid-low range devices. Their flagships are just doing fine. So, if anything, Samsung should do absolutely the opposite of what you just said. IMHO, Samsung should focus on mid-low range more. They've already fixed a lot of issues with Android L update i.e. it is not buggy, it doesn't lag and it uses very less resources. So their low-mid range shouldn't lag as they use to. They've also improved their design quite a lot since S5 and they've even streamlined their device category. A Series for great design, S andNote series if their Flagship. E series is for budget phones, I think. All they now need to do is introduce a phone with a relatively competitive price point as Moto G/E and consumers will easily prefer Samsung over Moto.

7. Tracy1988

Posts: 208; Member since: Dec 18, 2014

20 millions on mobile business alone? Samsung should invest on devices they've been losing money with? Samsung low-mid range cost almost twice others with the same specs. All Samsung new devices have almost the same designs with their old ones which had protruding camera and speaker on the back. I won't buy any overpriced Samesung crap until they can innovate.

13. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

no, he's giving advice to a company that has seen a 35% drop in profit in the last quarter.

14. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Yeah well does he know why the profits are falling ? Answer is NO ! Otherwise he wouldn't be saying what he's saying.

16. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

What do you mean by "does he know"? No one can predict consumer behavior for sure but he does have a good reason why Samsung isn't doing so good. Infact, even Samsung has announced that it will revamp its product portfolio and manufacture less devices.

34. ngtitao

Posts: 10; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Lol MR Tech2. Quote: "Samsung should focus on mid-low range more." Quote: "All they now need to do is introduce a phone with a relatively competitive price point as Moto G/E and consumers will easily prefer Samsung over Moto." So you are giving advice to a company which earns a profit of 20 billion, eh ?

36. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Maybe you missed the part where I wrote in capitals 'IMHO' ? Read my comment correctly and in totality before pointing fingers at me. No offence.

10. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

HTC/Sony all focusing on premium devices. Please remind me how much profit they made in last 5 years combined. Samsung is not Apple who can simply rely on brand name to make money. They are doing what's necessary to make money in this hyper competitive market.

33. Gasteasoro

Posts: 25; Member since: Apr 02, 2014

True that... however why can't Samsung rely on its brand name? Hint hint; the reason they can't rely on brand name is because we have all this Galaxies around which turn the "Galaxy" Brand into just a random meaningless word. Samsung should cut its losses already and aim for the top end market, much like Apple does. That IS where samsung belongs, and that is were we see the Notes and S series shine. Dropping the low/mid end devices(or at least cutting the numbers to no more than a couple variants) should be done now that we have the incoming asian horde of Xiaomis, Meizus, Huwaweis etc all of them rise. All these are more than capable of delivering premium specs on rather affordable devices. In a couple more years the low/mid end range will be completely dominated by these brands and you all know it. TLDR: The only reason Samsung can't ride the "brand name" wave is because they've been hellbent on destroying the "Galaxy" moniker's premium ring to it by releasing so god damn many "Galaxy" devices with lackluster specs/design. IMHO they should either Drop the "Galaxy" moniker from their flagships OR drop all the crap phones and cut on the losses.

25. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Not everyone can afford to spend 700-800 usd for a phone.

3. Youraveragejoe

Posts: 134; Member since: Oct 31, 2014

It's going to be priced ridiculously high!

4. realjjj

Posts: 375; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

lol hilarious how the US gets a way slower version because of the carriers. Then again, at Samsung's prices who cares.

6. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

720p on 5.5"? Want a disappointment!

8. ciprian.ruse

Posts: 320; Member since: May 13, 2014

720p for a 5.5" screen is a total disappointment...

9. Mube007

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 24, 2013

u know in india samsung galaxy s4 is cheaper than A5 and samsung galaxy s5 mini is cheaper than samsung A3... and one more intresting thing samsung A3 and Huawei honor 6 with 3gb ram have almost same price. so samesuck do u think so we people are fool? samesuck u have no control on pricing and that is the main reason for company share loss....and beware of ur designing team for s series

15. Tracy1988

Posts: 208; Member since: Dec 18, 2014

I'm wondering whether Samesung has been in price fixing with Apple. Lol

37. Odiin

Posts: 373; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

+1, Spot on!

11. Tracy1988

Posts: 208; Member since: Dec 18, 2014

Samsung: Here's a new device for fans. It's thin and it's awesome. Fan: It's so cool. So, what's new? Samsung: It's the new 5.5 inches 720p display Fan: But it's basically the same design with the old ones, same front speaker, home button. Samsung: Can you see there's a big change in design? It's 5.5 inches now. Fan: Why this new design still has protruding camera which causes wobbling when use on desk/table? Samsung: Put a case on it. Fan: But a case would defeat the whole purpose of this phone being thin. Samsung: Even if it's in a thick case, it's still a thin phone. Fan: Why this new design still has the speaker on the back? Samsung: We want people around you have better hearing than you. That's a good way to get attention, a good way to have you advertising the device for us. Now just order this phone already.

22. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

While i dont speak for all, phones without cases or protection usually dont last very long.

28. Jason78

Posts: 281; Member since: Apr 10, 2013

I have never used a case on a cellphone. I've dropped all of them on hard surfaces with little damage beyond a few scuffs on the corners. To date no cracked or broken screens. Recent phones: Lumia 520, Lumia 630, Lumia 822, Lumia 925, Motorola Droid Maxx, Motorola Photon 4G, Motorola Atrix 4G Motorola Moto G (2013) Yes, I like Motorola and Nokia phones!

35. ngtitao

Posts: 10; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

You can easily replace with Iphone 4 way up to Iphone6+ with your texts. Dual core for ages when the rest are into octa-cores.

12. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

If this device came to last year would be awesome even with snap 400. Those spec has last year flagship DNA Too little too late

17. Bondurant

Posts: 784; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Samsung is giving out a message. The trolls kept mocking Samsung for using plastic in 2014, and they are saying now "you want metal, there you go. stuff it all up your mouth".

20. Tracy1988

Posts: 208; Member since: Dec 18, 2014

My Galaxy S3 back casing can't be closed completely. I don't know about other Samsung phones but I've experienced hand on with my S3 and the S5. They just feel cheap, really cheap. I also have the N5 and it's plastic but it doesn't feel cheap. I don't think it matters what Samsung uses for their phones, they'll still feel cheap (with premium price). Well, Samsung can stuff all their phones up theirs.

27. buccob

Posts: 2972; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Do you ever talk about the devices you actually like?... we already know that you hate Sony devices and now Samsung... do you have an actual advice on to what device is good and why?

31. Tracy1988

Posts: 208; Member since: Dec 18, 2014

Yes I do and I believe it won't be any trouble for them to make it. An Sony S3 with Samsung Super AMOLED 1080p display or with LG IPS+. That's it.

18. Symon_Fleece

Posts: 351; Member since: May 30, 2014

this phone is great for its class. but should come with 5.0 out of the box and 2600 mAh battery is bit small for a FHD in a 5.5'' display.

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