Meet the Galaxy A7, Samsung's thinnest smartphone ever
posted by Florin T. / Dec 02, 2014, 10:12 PM
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.
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I really like the new design language.
posted on Dec 02, 2014, 10:18 PM 10
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They just going back to the S2 design..
posted on Dec 02, 2014, 11:08 PM 5
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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.
posted on Dec 02, 2014, 11:40 PM 0
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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
posted on Dec 03, 2014, 2:41 PM 0
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How about we slim down that TouchWhiz hmmm?
posted on Dec 02, 2014, 10:24 PM 9
Their smartphone lineup is becoming as bloated as TouchWiz.
posted on Dec 02, 2014, 11:13 PM 5
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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.
posted on Dec 02, 2014, 11:54 PM 0
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