Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) hits the FCC with a 3300 mAh battery, narrower chassis

Samsung's second batch of A-series phones may be launched very soon, if the recent barrage of leaks, tips and benchmark database slips is any indication. Most of the 2016 editions of the Galaxy A3, A5, A7 and A8 already appeared in various databases, and we even had some purported new entrants, like a Galaxy A9, make the rumor rounds. 

Today is another turn for the eventual Galaxy A7 (2016) to shine, with a fresh appearance at the FCC certification body. There isn't much else that can be gleaned from the FCC files but the actual dimensions, and, recently, battery capacity, but these were the missing links we hadn't heard about for the Galaxy A7 (2016) anyway.

Apparently, the phone would be slightly narrower, but a tad thicker than the current Galaxy A7, at 151.5 × 73.95 × 6.95mm, and with a weight of 155g. These dimensions imply a 5.5" display again, while the thicker construction may be due to the increased battery capacity - the FCC listing pegs it at 3300 mAh, which is quite the boost from the current 2600 mAh, hinting at a possible two-day battery out of the handset. 

As for the rest of the specs, they were already revealed by the Galaxy A7's appearance over at TENAA, and include a 5.5" 1080p AMOLED screen, Snapdragon 615, 3 GB of RAM, and a 13 MP rear camera. Not bad for a midranger at all, but let's wait and see what price Samsung will slap on this puppy.



12. Plume-Veil

Posts: 174; Member since: Nov 19, 2015

This should've been the S6 design.

8. UglyFrank

Posts: 2200; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

The last one had great battery life so this will be amazing. Better than note 4/1520 etc

9. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Yeah because it isn't spec'd like a Note 4 either. Right? Also, just because the battery is bigger doesn't mean it will last longer.

7. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012


6. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

That 3300 mah in the upcoming galaxy s *_*

5. Clars123

Posts: 1082; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

Finally...someone's taking the battery game seriously....hopefully they keep the same zeal for their newer flagships

4. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Ah based samsung. God bless for denser batteries!

3. may_czos

Posts: 958; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

I wish it had better SoC, SD615 is a step back compared to Exynos 5430 in previous generation. I wish it had SD620 or Exynos 7800, I'd buy one right away.

1. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Last A7 and S6 (Edge) had same battery capacity. Hopefully it's the case for next version as well.

2. may_czos

Posts: 958; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

S6 edge+ has smaller battery (3000mAh).

13. cardboard

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 28, 2015

What would want to make Samsung make a phone that is narrower. I already dislike the Samsung Galaxy S6 cause its narrower than my S5 was. And you gonna make it taller and narrower. Its hard for me to believe they would do this. Put it back wide like it used to be. Its bad enough that they tood the removable battery and SD card out. Then to top that off by making it narrower. Geez. Why not of put a bettery processor, more memory , a better camera and all in the S5. Why mess up a trademark everybody liked. I can see a lot of people leaving Samsung phones. A lot of people likes the wider phones so they can see what they are reading. I'm met a lot of police that like the Note 4 because of the side of the phone and the ability to use the phone and read it all day. See a lot of folks with the Samsung S4 & S5 and the Note 4 that will not buy a S6 or a note 5 cause the phone went narrower. Thinking about finding another phone that is wider myself. Looked at the note 5 but its as narrow as the S6. And they removed the IR on it. Who does Samsung have designing stuff for them ?

14. Clars123

Posts: 1082; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

That has got to be one of the most retarded comments I've ever read!!...and that says a lot considering the dolts on this site.....i get that the removal of hardware features is annoying but you're complaining about them making a phone narrower?!!....FOR REAL!!??

15. cardboard

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 28, 2015

Tough you don't agree with me. But I don't like the narrower screens. I have large hands. And I'm not young anymore. Also don't have a problem with things falling out of my hand. Don't want to turn the phone sideways to read everything. I owned and operated a Business for 19 yrs. Want something easier to see. Was even at Best Buy and the Samsung people working there had the older S4. I tole him I missed the little extra width of the S5 I had. Asked why he hadn't gone to the new S6. His reply was because the same thing you just said. I like the wider screen. Wider lets more writting on the screen. And that also allows the letters to be larger. I was gonna upgrade the wifes S5 to the S6 because of the faster processor, She also said she don't like the narrower phone. And YES i'm For Real. Even emailed Samsung about it. Samsung probably made a larger battery because of the new processor they are coming out with.

16. Clars123

Posts: 1082; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

wider screen or wider phone?...two very different things....a wider phone does not equate to a wider screen the S5 and S6 have the exact same screen i dent get your point

17. cardboard

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 28, 2015

Looking at my old S5 and the new S6. The S5 has a narrower screen. And looking at the older S4 It seems to have a wider screen. The S6 edge seems to have even knocked some more of the screen off.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.
FCC OKs Cingular's purchase of AT&T Wireless