Samsung Galaxy A7 specs look better than you might expect

Samsung Galaxy A7 specs look better than you might expect
While most of the attention goes to Samsung's top-of-the-line flagships - the Galaxy S and Note series smartphones - Samsung is putting solid effort into its new mid-range line the Galaxy A series. The Galaxy A3 and A5 were the first Samsung devices to feature all-metal bodies; and now, the rumored specs of the Galaxy A7 look better than you might expect from a mid-range device.

The big improvement looks to be with the processor found in the Galaxy A7. Whereas the A3 and A5 each used the Snapdragon 410 chip (a lower/mid-range SoC), the new rumor says that the Galaxy A7 will use the same octa-core Exynos 5433 SoC that you would find in a Galaxy Note 4. There had been rumors that the Galaxy A7 would move to the Snapdragon 615, but the Exynos 5433 would be an even bigger step up for the device as it would be clocked at 1.8GHz for the high power Cortex-A57 cores, and at 1.3GHz for the Cortex-A53 cores. 

Beyond that, the A7 is expected to feature a 5.5-inch 1080p display, which will be the standard for all markets. Previously, it was speculated that Samsung would have different variants for different markets. The A7 is also said to have 2GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel front camera, 16GB of storage, and a 2600 mAh battery. The dimensions of the A7 also look pretty solid at 150 x 75 x 6.3mm and 150g. For comparison, that would make the A7 roughly the same size as the LG G3 (146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9mm, 149g), but noticeably thinner. 

Ultimately, it looks like the Galaxy A7 will be more of a high-end device, and could end up sporting a higher price tag than the A3 or A5. There's still no word when the A7 might be released, but we'll keep watching for it. 

source: SamMobile

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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)



1. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

This Phone might be More Popular than the Future Galaxy S6,unless Samsung really do Offer something Amazing on the Galaxy S6,people will Also Look at the Prices of the A7 & S6 and see which one Offers better Value

2. slh163

Posts: 140; Member since: May 19, 2014

this is actually the first phone that really cross my interest in term of everything (except maybe the battery but hey that 6.3mm is crazy too) and i'm really considering to buy it if its price is below the S6 and note 4 prices.

3. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

pricing would totally ruin it.... it will be priced closer to galaxy s5 street price maybe even more...

4. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

meant to write note 4 not s5...

5. slh163

Posts: 140; Member since: May 19, 2014

what do you expect..! its beautiful, crazy thin and has high end specs...!!

13. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Do you see that it is much better than GS5 in term of everything? Ex 5433 20nm is a truly auper beast with 1080p (Mali GPU performs comperatively better in lower res, like the Alpha is much better with Exynos 5430 than S801)

6. B-power

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

Most likely to be overpriced.

7. Tommy-Ka

Posts: 33; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

Another shovel... why do they need to be so big? I start to feel discriminated by most manufacturers because smaller phones are (with some exceptions) always underspecced...

8. AustinPaul

Posts: 152; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

Having switched from the S3, to the Note3, and now the MotoX ('14), I'm not sure if I will go back to a Note. I love the phone, but it was just too bulky in my front pocket. I still use it everyday as a wifi tablet, but love the feel of the Moto X and the very light skin. These newer, ligher, smaller, high-end Samsungs could easily bring me back.

9. EC112987

Posts: 1215; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Everyone says possible over price but most phone with specs like that aren't cheap.

10. alaw.14

Posts: 426; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

Now samsung these are all you need and you should do well. Sammy you dont need no more than this: S series=High end A series=Mid-high end E series=Low end Note series=High end Mega series= This one should be High end, dont know why it is Mid range. They all should have a premium design and should be priced right.

11. Drsarcastic

Posts: 136; Member since: Jul 23, 2014

I thought you were trying to spell S.A.M.E ...

12. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

LOL, I thought S.E.M.E.N, even though there is an 'A'.

14. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Mega should be mid range because some people just like big screen phones but dont want to pay 800$ or so for it.

16. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

Both E and Mega should be killed in the long run as they can add 1 or 2 models more to deal with price points into the A series. Also the Core line should have been the 1st to go YESTERDAY. Samsung now have little to no prayer against the Chinese, Taiwanese and Indian lower end tsunami going into 2015.

15. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

"but the Exynos 5433 would be an even bigger step up for the device as it would be clocked at 1.8GHz for the high power Cortex-A57 cores, and at 1.3GHz for the Cortex-A53 cores. " What "bigger step"? Clock speed and core diffs is not equal to the whole picture. Especially if the SD615 are aarch64 by default whereas the 5433 are still arguably CPL locked to run in aarch32 only? There goes better future proofing down the toilet.

17. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

If they price it as $399, I'll be so shocked.

18. FrenchGuy

Posts: 134; Member since: Dec 12, 2014

Only in your dreams !!! We all know Samsung prices. It can't be a low price. Even low ranges are overpriced with Samsung^^

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