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Meet the Galaxy A7, Samsung's thinnest smartphone ever

Meet the Galaxy A7, Samsung's thinnest smartphone ever
While Samsung has yet to announce the Galaxy A7, we can now take a look at the handset in all its glory - thanks to the fact that it’s been approved by China’s Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center.

Part of Samsung’s Galaxy A series, the A7 doesn’t look too different from the Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3, though it’s larger than both of them. We initially thought that the A7 would sport a 5.2 inch display, but that isn’t true. The new handset comes with a bigger, 5.5-inch 1080p screen, and measures 150.9 x 75.9 x 6.3 mm - thus being Samsung’s thinnest smartphone ever (just a tad slimmer than the 6.7mm Galaxy A5 and Galaxy Alpha).

China’s Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center seemingly confirms the fact that the Galaxy A7 is powered by a 64-bit, octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor clocked at 1.5 GHz. Other features include LTE connectivity, a 13 MP (not 12 MP) rear camera with LED flash, 5 MP front-facing camera, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of non-expandable internal memory, and Android 4.4.4 KitKat.

The Galaxy A7 that’s been approved in China has the model number SM-A7009, and is specifically made for the Chinese market. Samsung should officially announce the new handset pretty soon, so it won’t be long until we find out more about it.

source: TENAA (translated)

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Samsung Galaxy A7 specs
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop Samsung TouchWiz UI
  • Display 5.5 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh

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