Samsung’s got a bevy of new Galaxy A smartphones on the way, including both new models and rehashes of some of the first-gen Galaxy A-series devices. In terms of the latter, we’ve been expecting new versions of the Galaxy A3, A5, and A7, with new evidence for these devices arriving all the time. Over the course of the past week, that’s meant a number of appearances for the new Galaxy A7 in regulatory paperwork, popping up at both the Bluetooth SIG and at China’s TENAA. Now it’s the FCC’s turn to weigh in, and its own docs shed a little new light on the smartphone’s hardware.
Manufacturers get to ask the FCC to withhold some of the more interesting details about new smartphones from these initial regulatory filings, but a few pertinent tidbits do manage to slip through in these docs.
One of the most interesting of those concerns the phone’s battery, and the data here suggests Samsung could give the new A7 a 3300mAh battery, up significantly from the 2600mAh component in the original model (and more than we were expecting from previous leaks).
The other detail we get involves handset dimensions. We already had some of that data from the TENAA listing, which described the phone with a face measuring 151.5mm x 73.95mm. The FCC docs are just ever so slightly off from those figures, coming in at 151.8mm x 74.5mm. We’re liable to write that off as a difference in measuring technique (especially when we’re not dealing with hard right angles everywhere), rather than anything more noteworthy.