Samsung Galaxy A7 pops up on GFXBench: 5.2" 1080p display, 12 MP camera, and 64-bit Snapdragon

Samsung Galaxy A7 pops up on GFXBench: 5.2
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).

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 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

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.

Samsung Galaxy A7 pops up on GFXBench: 5.2" 1080p display, 12 MP camera, and 64-bit Snapdragon
source: GXBench via TuttoAndroid

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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)

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24 Comments

1. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Isn't the Snapdragon 615 based on ArmV8? Since V7 is 32 bit

9. Cicero

Posts: 1106; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

My first question mark after seeing specs. 64 bits on v7?

10. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Especially since Qualcomm reports it as ArmV8 on their website.

12. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

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)

17. strudelz100

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

615 is ARMv8 based. But running Android 4.4.4 TouchWiz? That's a 32bit OS. The software likely tells the bench what to report. Most likely the source of the confusion.

23. mmmanuuu

Posts: 403; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Bring on the A9 with 5.5" quad hd super amoled screen, snapdragon 810, 16 mega pixel isocell camera, 5 mp wide angle front camera, sd card, removable battery with metalic back cover, 5000 mah battery.

2. Darkerm

Posts: 322; Member since: Jan 31, 2012

is that galaxy S2? well I like the S2 design

3. AmitMajumder

Posts: 178; Member since: May 21, 2012

No HDR?

4. TimCook

Posts: 450; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

The Title of this Article should be: ANOTHER Samsung Phone Pops Up. The question is, How many more?

5. maherk

Posts: 6704; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

And why does that bother you?

8. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

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 ._.

19. strudelz100

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

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.

22. UglyFrank

Posts: 2190; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

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.

20. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Doesn't bother me personally. It just sucks knowing that a lot of those phone buyers will never see Lolipop on their device because Samsung is unable to update 100 phones in a timely matter.

24. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

Hahahh!!

13. tedkord

Posts: 17131; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The answer is, "As many as they can make after manufacturing and supplying most of the parts that Apple uses.

18. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

I don't even want to imagine what it's like for my beloved company Samsung without all those $$$ coming from Apple parts order. Samsung's profits will even be way way lower :( Oh the horror.

6. DeDex

Posts: 121; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

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.

14. slh163

Posts: 140; Member since: May 19, 2014

yes we can't.. until apple decide to go with a 5.2" iphone 7 or 8.. then we will could consider it as a compact screen size!

7. Ashoaib

Posts: 3269; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

S5 killer

11. NightFelix

Posts: 60; Member since: Apr 29, 2013

No GYRO sensors?! I can't shoot Photosphere with this! dam!

15. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

no SD card support for the small internals... hmm... And since its not a "flagship", the support most likely wont be there for updates. That sucks, because otherwise, its quite promising.

16. bayhuy

Posts: 320; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

Samsung Galaxy A7 pops up...BUT NOBODY CARES!

21. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Would've liked a 5.5" instead of a 5.2", as the latter matches the Grand 2 too much. A metal version of the Grand 2 perhaps (although with much better specs)

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