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Samsung Officially Announces The Galaxy A7 Complete With 64-Bit Octa-Core Processor

January 12, 2015 - Written By Justin Diaz

Samsung has pulled the curtains off of their latest in the A series of smartphones, the Galaxy A7 as they have officially announced the device today. Samsung has yet another smartphone featuring a metal unibody design(metal frame) with a sleek form factor we see from the Galaxy A5 and the Galaxy A7, but also featuring a 6.3mm thin design, a 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display that carries a resolution of 1080p, and 2GB of RAM with 16GB of internal storage. Now that the Galaxy A7 has been announced, Samsung has officially outted all three devices that are part of their A lineup, although none of them can be purchased yet at this time.

In addition to the specs listed above, the Galaxy A7 also a microSD card slot so you can expand on the internal storage that the phone originally comes with, and it’s powered by a 2600mAh battery. Samsung has outfitted the Galaxy A7 with the 32-bit Exynos 5430 octa-core processor, and it’s packing a 13MP rear facing camera that’s accompanied by an LED flash. The front facing camera comes in at 5MP which is easily more than most devices have for a front facing camera, although it isn’t the most outrageous FFC we’ve seen, especially when compared to the likes of the HTC Eye.

Samsung is going to be selling the Galaxy A7 in two different models, one that supports a single SIM operation and another that supports a dual-SIM operation, which should be better suited for those that are interested in this device and also travel. Samsung is likely getting pretty close to launching Android 5.0 Lollipop on their flagship devices from 2014, so we could see Lollipop come to the Galaxy A7 soon after it launches, but it does come with Android 4.4 Kit Kat out of the box. While most of the specifications for the single-SIM and dual-SIM models will be indentical, they are coming with different processors. The Exynos 5430 CPU listed above will be equipped inside of the single-SIM model while the dual-SIM variant is coming equipped with the 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor. They both also support LTE connectivity, WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, NFC, and micro USB 2.0. When this device goes on sale, which is expected to be sometime in Q1 of this year, it will cost consumers â‚¬509.