Samsung has announced a new addition to its Galaxy A line of devices in Galaxy A7. The company says it’s one of the slimmest Galaxy smartphones and comes equipped with premium hardware for a ‘superior social experience’.
The Galaxy A7 is a metal unibody smartphone that is 6.3 mm thick, helping it along to that ‘slimmest Galaxy smartphone’ claim. With a 5.5” HD sAMOLED 720p display, it’s also one of the largest devices in the Galaxy A series.
There’ll be two variants of the A7 – single and dual-SIM. Both feature LTE connectivity and Octa-core processors but the single-SIM version is powered by a 32-bit Exynos 5430 chipset while the dual-SIM version features the 64-bit Snapdragon 615 SoC. Both will see 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage, expandable to 64GB via MicroSD card. There is also a 5 MP wide-angle front camera for selfie addicts alongside a 13 MP camera at the rear. additional specs include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS + GLONASS, NFC, microUSB v2.0 and a 2,600 mAh battery.
Samsung says the Galaxy A7 will come with its Wide Selfie and Beauty Face shooting modes, allowing you to take selfies with ease. The rear camera can also be used for shooting selfies thanks to a new “Rear-cam Selfie” feature.
The A7 will run Android 4.4 (KitKat) out of the box – perhaps a little disappointing given Android 5.0 (Lollipop) has been available for a little while now.
Pricing and availability are yet to be announced or confirmed, however it is expected that the device will become available sometime later this week in South Korea. We’ll be checking with Samsung Australia to find out about any possible Australian launch.
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