Samsung Galaxy A7 confirmed with a 64-bit processor and 1080p display

Samsung Galaxy A7 confirmed with a 64-bit processor and 1080p display
Speculation surrounding a supposed new Samsung line of devices that will call the Galaxy Alpha its forefather is at an all-time high thanks to a very significant body of rumors and leaks. And now, Samsung's own website has passed on a few more clues as to the innards of one of the line's members -- the Galaxy A7.

As we've discussed previously, the Galaxy A7 is expected to launch with a 5.5-inch display, making it the biggest of the suggested trio (plus the 4.5-inch Galaxy A3 and 5-inch Galaxy A5). Thanks to a user agent profile of a device codenamed SM-A700FD (or Galaxy A7) we now also know that the rumors were true and that the screen's resolution will sit at 1080 x 1920, or a density of 401 pixels per inch. What's more, we've also got another confirmation -- the 1.5GHz chipset powering the A7 is based on ARMv8-A architecture, meaning that we're looking at a 64-bit processor (Snapdragon 410?). From what we know so far, the entire A family will hit the market with Android 4.4 KitKat in tow, so the 64-bit part will stay irrelevant for a while -- at least until these devices get an update to Android 5.0 Lollipop, which is the first version of Google's mobile platform to make actual use of the newer architecture.

Lastly, rumors have so far suggested that the Samsung Galaxy A7 won't be particularly cheap, and will sport a mid-range price of anywhere between $450 and $500. From our experience, depending on the rest of the specs, that tag will either make or break the A7.

Images below are of the Galaxy A3 and A5, not the A7, but we expect it to be similarly-styled in terms of its design.


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51 Comments

1. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

They need to really stop trying to be Apple.

4. silencer271

Posts: 254; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

And apple needs to stop being like samsung.

5. Iodine

Posts: 1471; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

What ? Where is Apple trying to be like samsung which strategy is failling for some time ?

6. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

How is Samsung's strategy failing exactly?

19. Ashoaib

Posts: 3269; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

apple is trying to be samsung and they are selling more than ever... samsung is trying to be apple and sales declining... so its better to be a samsung instead to be an apple

29. tacarat

Posts: 853; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

They need stop pretending and make sweet apple kimchee together.

9. maherk

Posts: 6705; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Actually it's Apple who needs to stop imitating Samsung and Android. Gear watch with the "gimmicky" heart rate monitor>>> Apple Watch Note Series>> iPhone 6+ 4.7" phone, check HTC m7 design, check Predictive keyboard, check Quick toggles, check NFC, live wallpapers, widgets, 3rd party keyboards, battery stats, S-health.

17. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Don't forget the M7 bezels too, just without the dual front speakers.

45. bucky

Posts: 3774; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

You really think Samsung came out with ANY of that's stuff first? You might have been too young to use Symbian or bb os

11. derivativex

Posts: 176; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

Apple copied the phablet don't forget. Releasing 2 flagships in a year

12. CyberFalcon

Posts: 223; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

They really need to stop releasing too many phones every year...

28. icrappy

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

its better to have a lot of choices in every price category unlike the overpriced icrap that does nothing

15. bendgate unregistered

They are being Apple and Samsung at the same time.

16. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

i really hate that physical button !

21. Ashoaib

Posts: 3269; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

no problem, break that button in your phone... problem solved ;)

36. walnuttt

Posts: 153; Member since: Apr 11, 2014

dont buy a phone with physical button, so easy, stop complaining, no ones asking your opinion.

27. icrappy

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

and apple needs to stop copying samsung's phablet phones

38. engineer-1701d unregistered

they need to stop the little cpu numbers if they want to sell them, all they need is this phone with big battery and sd card and 810 64bit and everyone that did not buy note or s5 will buy it.

2. sedhupathi

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 24, 2014

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46. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Android apps are obnoxious with ads.

48. steodoreben

Posts: 379; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

@settings so is the iOS apps. :3

3. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

Plus +1000000

7. UglyFrank

Posts: 2191; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Bezel could be an pinch smaller

8. Zylam

Posts: 1807; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

tomorrow A8 will be confirmed and day after A9

18. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

Exactly bro. Samsung flooding cheap android phone in the market. Hope they can sell million those phones they release.

49. steodoreben

Posts: 379; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

@aba71983 there are cheap Samsung phones because the company as well considers consumers with budget constraints, making smartphones available for everybody whereas Apple considers only rich consumers. Samsung knows what they were doing.

10. rinque85

Posts: 20; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

When did the $450-500 price point turn into Mid-Range??

40. mixedfish

Posts: 1544; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Since flagships were priced at $700?

13. KonaStang4.6

Posts: 285; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Samsung Galaxy ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ Mini Note Alpha+ Activ Zoom

14. 90ninjas unregistered

Looks like the Galaxy S2 lol

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