Samsung Galaxy A7 pops up on GFXBench: 5.2" 1080p display, 12 MP camera, and 64-bit Snapdragon
posted by Daniel P. / Oct 27, 2014, 10:19 AM
The upcoming Samsung Galaxy A7 specs leaked out already, but if the device's listing on the GFXBench database is any indication, they have been slightly off the mark. As a reminder, the A7 is expected to be the biggest member in Samsung's new Alpha line of well-rounded handsets with a more premium design (and price point).
Snapdragon 615 processor, clocked at 1.5 GHz, and 2 GB of RAM. Apparently, the phone sports 16 GB of internal memory, of which 12 GB will be user-available, so hopefully Samsung has included a microSD slot this time, unlike what it's offering with the Galaxy Alpha.Now that it's been logged into the graphics benchmark system, the A7 is, it turns out, with a more modestly-sized, 5.2" 1080p display, instead of the previously rumored 5.5-incher. Certainly good news for those who prefer their phones relatively compact. The rest goes as follows - a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm
We will also get a 12 MP shooter, likely the same excellent one from the Alpha, as well as a souped-up front-facing camera, that is capable of 1080p video recording. As for the final design, price and release date, we hope that the rumor mill will keep turning, and bring us all of those sooner, as the new Samsung design line looks mighty promising.
Isn't the Snapdragon 615 based on ArmV8? Since V7 is 32 bit
posted on Oct 27, 2014, 10:22 AM 5
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My first question mark after seeing specs. 64 bits on v7?
posted on Oct 27, 2014, 11:51 AM 0
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As per Qualcomm's Snapdragon 615 processor specs: Quad-core 1.7GHz ARM Cortex A53 + quad-core 1.0GHz A53 Qualcomm® Adreno™ 405 GPU Hexagon™ V50 DSP (up to 700MHz) Shared Modem & App DSP As per ARM: "The ARM® Cortex®-A53 processor is our most power-efficient ARMv8 processor capable of seamlessly supporting 32-bit and 64-bit code" So the SD615 has the ARM V8 goodness (as I would expect pretty much all 64-bit ARM chips to have)
posted on Oct 27, 2014, 12:22 PM 1
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The Title of this Article should be: ANOTHER Samsung Phone Pops Up. The question is, How many more?
posted on Oct 27, 2014, 10:28 AM 2
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And why does that bother you?
posted on Oct 27, 2014, 10:44 AM 11
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You know... he's the Tim Cook....the guy from Apple...that guy even has his own face as profile pic....you know...if he is from fruit company then.... he is negative towards Samsung....yeah....oh lord, that took me long ._.
posted on Oct 27, 2014, 11:42 AM 5
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It waters down the brand. They started this years ago. Now their sales decline shows the results of overselling the Galaxy brand. Turns out that big screens were the only draw of the brand after all.
posted on Oct 27, 2014, 1:44 PM 0
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This series is actually a good series. The A series are a good bunch of mid range devices which will be guaranteed to perform well and will be likely to receive updates at a much faster rate than other non flagship samsung devices.
posted on Oct 27, 2014, 5:22 PM 2
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The answer is, "As many as they can make after manufacturing and supplying most of the parts that Apple uses.
posted on Oct 27, 2014, 12:35 PM 1
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You know, you can't really talk about "compact" phones when they sport 5.2-inch screens. Even "relatively compact" is a bit laughable in my opinion.
posted on Oct 27, 2014, 11:11 AM 1
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