Samsung Galaxy A7 Officially Unveiled

After many rumors hinted at a new Samsung phone, the company officially announced this week the Samsung Galaxy A7, a 5.5-inch HD smartphone with a classy metal unibody.

Specifications

SamMobile reports that the A7 is the most feature-packed of the A series, which includes the A3 and A5. The new Galaxy A7 will feature a few special enhancements geared toward photos and selfies. According to TechnoBuffalo,”It runs Android 4.4 KitKat and TouchWiz software with a focus on photography, including Ultra Wide Shot and Auto Selfie modes.” The device touts a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera and 5-megapixel front-facing clicker. The A7 also includes Samsung’s Private Mode for security. Multi Window view allows users to multitask by selecting and “dragging” two apps from the Multi Window sidebar to be used simultaneously on one screen. The device is outfitted with a 5.5-inch HD AMOLED display and is powered by an octa-core processor.

On-board storage capacity tops out at 16 GB, which can be expanded to 64 GB with its microSD card support. The Samsung Galaxy A7 will ship with 2 GB of system RAM. The battery is not the largest, at 2600mAh, though the company could include the battery-saving software found on the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note 4.

Variants

There are two variants for the Galaxy A7. “The single-SIM variant of the Galaxy A7 uses a 32-bit Exynos 5430 chipset with Ericsson M7450 modem, while the dual-SIM variant uses a 64-bit Snapdragon 615 processor (MSM8x39),” SamMobile reports. The new Galaxy A7 will ship in white, black, and gold.

Samsung hasn’t announced an official launch date for the Galaxy A7, but SamMobile expects the device to go on sale beginning in late Q1 2015, followed by an upgrade to Android Lollipop.

What do you think of the new Samsung Galaxy A7?

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