Until the Galaxy A8 came along, great battery life wasn’t one of the strong suits of Samsung’s Galaxy A lineup. The Galaxy A7, which had a large Full HD display, had to make do with a 2,600 mAh battery that did the job well enough but wasn’t able to offer impressive endurance, but it seems Samsung is looking to rectify that with the sequel to the A7.
We already know most of the specs of the Galaxy A7 2016, and the FCC has now revealed that the handset will feature a 3,300 mAh battery. That’s a giant leap in battery capacity; given how good the 3,000 mAh unit on the Galaxy A8 can be, one can only wonder how long the A7 2016 will be able to last on a single charge. What makes the large battery more impressive is the fact that the second-generation A7 is expected to be only 6.9 mm thick; that’s not as low as the 6.3 mm profile of the original Galaxy A7, but there’s little chance of anyone complaining about the added heft.
The Galaxy A7 2016 will come with a Galaxy S6-like metal and glass design, a 5.5-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 615 processor, 16GB of internal storage, a microSD slot, 3GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel rear camera, and a 5-megapixel front camera. It will run Android 5.1.1 out of the box.