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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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. simpleas

Posts: 196; Member since: Apr 30, 2014

I really like the new design language.

8. sipha

Posts: 440; Member since: May 12, 2012

They just going back to the S2 design..

13. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Probably, but I don't like the speaker and flash positions. Speaker should be at the bottom and flash should be below camera. They are providing another same series of phones, I mean A3, A5 and A7 all looking same. And I want a bigger screen phone with ditto Alpha design.

26. Epicness1o1

Posts: 303; Member since: May 30, 2013

Its more like a s1 with led flash if you take all the design componets with or if you take the back side camera/falsh/camera position it looks like s3 with more squarish design and square button at front,the s2 has a square area with an led and camera inside and more ergonomici different looking Sry I am a mobile designer needed to reply this hah :D

21. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

yess its super awesum and super duper refreshing!!!! so kewllll.... (kill me)

29. Spedez

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

You mean the old design language? That's almost 1:1 to SG2. Samsung is running out of ideas. Can't wait to ditch my SG4.

2. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

How about we slim down that TouchWhiz hmmm?

10. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Their smartphone lineup is becoming as bloated as TouchWiz.

15. silencer271

Posts: 254; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

So what? They can make a million different devices if they want. You dont have to buy them.


Posts: 261; Member since: May 03, 2013

He's an iPhone guy through and through, but he loves bitchin about samsung on every single samsung article.

23. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

he like attention is what he likes... just like wendy garrett.. and they succeed

3. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

Why 1.5-GHz?

11. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

It's octa-core, so it won't be that bad.

4. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Looks hella boring...

5. iluvsonynokia

Posts: 161; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

not bad

6. vuyonc

Posts: 1089; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Looks ok. Plain but certainly less ugly than Galaxies of old.

7. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

I can't tell the difference between this an the next Samsung.

9. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Diluting their brand will hurt them.

12. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

The camera must be protruding. Did they photoshopped?

14. realjjj

Posts: 375; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

Stop calling the Snapdragon 615 octa core, it's dual quad at best. The second quad cluster is to save battery and for marketing not to add any perf.

17. woz7luv7

Posts: 10; Member since: Jul 16, 2014

quad-core A53 @1.5 GHz + quad-core A53 @1.0 GHz & doesn't have Global Task Schedule.

16. Donbenie

Posts: 259; Member since: Aug 04, 2013

Another day..another Samsung..

20. Cicero

Posts: 1117; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Internals are almost like S4 evolving on cpu, from 600 to 615, and screen, from 5 to 5 inches with the same 1080p.

25. Noonting

Posts: 135; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Finally no camera bump

27. Epicness1o1

Posts: 303; Member since: May 30, 2013

Why dont they make another line of mobiles,cos you have Galaxy series and Samsung with no reason wants to make you one type of design on all of the mobile inside of that serie

28. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Is someone able to clarify this? Do the A series use plastic backs or metal backs? I know the frame is metal but it's just confusing how one site I read says it's plastic but another says it's metal.

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