The Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 might not be easily available for purchase yet, but Samsung announced the two metallic devices a month ago as part of its new Galaxy A lineup of smartphones. However, we’re still waiting for an official word on the Galaxy A7, which will be the most feature-packed device in this new lineup. We’re still not sure when the A7 will be announced, but thanks to our insiders, we now have details on the entire spec sheet of the upcoming device.
As previous leaks have revealed, the Galaxy A7 will feature a 5.5-inch display with 1080p resolution – it seems all markets will get the Full HD variant, unlike what we were told in the past. Powering that 5.5-inch display will be an Exynos 5433 chipset; that’s the same chip that powers the Galaxy Note 4, the most high-end Samsung device available in the market at the moment. Some folks will likely wonder why Samsung is using its best SoC in a non-flagship device like the A7, but according to our information, this is indeed true and will mean the Galaxy A7 won’t be as cheap as the Galaxy A3 or A5.
The Exynos 5433 will be clocked at 1.8GHz for the high power Cortex-A57 cores, and at 1.3GHz for the Cortex-A53 cores that will take care of general tasks. We’re unsure what the presence of the 5433 means for the rumored Snapdragon 615-powered variant – the Snapdragon 615 isn’t a high-end chipset, which means the variant powered by this chip would be at a disadvantage when it comes to performance. It’s possible Samsung will only use the Exynos 5433 for the A7, since the 5433 sports LTE connectivity, a feature that has usually prompted Samsung to use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon SoCs.
The Galaxy A7 will also feature 2GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, 16GB of internal storage, a 2,600mAh battery, and Android 4.4 KitKat. The phone has dimensions of 150×75×6.3mm (dimensions that have already leaked) and weighs 150g; it’s not the lightest Samsung device, but it will surely be the thinnest once it goes up for sale.
Overall, the Galaxy A7 is shaping up to be a respectable high-end device that will offer a great user experience without encroaching on the flagship territory. Again, we’re still not sure when Samsung intends to take the wraps off the A7, but given the production issues the Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 have faced, it’s possible the Korean manufacturer will wait until it can iron out those issues.