Samsung Galaxy A7 announced, thinner than the iPhone 6
Despite reports that the rumored Samsung Galaxy A7 would be officially introduced on January 14 (thus missing the CES 2015 buzz, probably on purpose), the South Korean company has displayed the phone at its Galaxy A-series launch last week in Malaysia. The January 14 rumors wasn’t spot on, but is wasn’t completely off either (just two days), as the Samsung Galaxy A7 announced today is as official as it can get.
“Premium hardware for a superior social experience” is how Samsung describes the A7, which features a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED screen with HD (that’s 720p, 1280×720) resolution (Update: Samsung now says 1080p), and either an octa-core Exynos 5430 chip (with four cores running at 1.8 GHz and four clocked at 1.3 GHz) for the LTE version, or a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 SoC (with four cores at 1.5GHz and and four clocked at 1.0 GHz), for the LTE/3G Dual SIM variant.
2GB of RAM are in, as well as 16GB of internal storage (expandable), as well as a pair of 13- and five-megapixel camera units for back and front, respectively. Aside from all the usual suspects (Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0, A-GPS+GLONASS, NFC – only for the LTE), the battery pack is rated at 2,600mAh, and the OS of choice is Android 4.4 KitKat. You can find the specs detailed in the image below.
Weighing 141g, the phone is 151mm tall, 76.2mm wide, and, at 6.3 mm, it is .3mm thinner than the iPhone 6. Black, gold, and white options are being mentioned by the official wording, but exact pricing and availability are not; however, a “Competitive Price Point” is part of the press release.