Samsung has announced a slew of devices in 2014, and the company has promised that they’ll cut back on the amount of sub-brands they usually release, probably as the reaction to their profit drop last year. We’ll see if that’ll happen and will Samsung be able to turn things around this year and get back on the right path, they’re certainly making some changes in their business model and devices they introduce. Speaking of devices, you might recall that the company announced the mid-range phablet called Galaxy E7 earlier this month, well, it seems like that device will launch soon in China.
The Galaxy E7 just got certified by TENAA (China’s equivalent to the FCC), which means Samsung might launch it relatively soon. Samsung Galaxy E7 features a 5.5-inch 720p (1280 x 720) Super AMOLED display along with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD card up to 64GB). This handset is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 410 SoC, a 64-bit quad-core chip clocked at 1.2GHz which ships with and Adreno 306 GPU for graphics processing. 13-megapixel camera is located on the back of this thing along with an LED flash, and a 5-megapixel snapper is available up front. This is a dual-SIM, dual standby device and it will ship with a 2,950mAh battery. Android 4.4.4 KitKat comes pre-installed here with Samsung’s very own UI on top of it, of course. The Galaxy E7 measures 151.3 x 77.2 x 7.3mm and it will be available in Black, White and Brown color options.
This device supports only 3G HSPA+ connectivity in India, where it was originally announced, but it looks like it will support 4G LTE connectivity in China, both TD-LTE and FDD-LTE bands, at least according to the TENAA listing. That’s it, we of course still don’t know when will Samsung make this device official in China, but considering the fact it got certified, it shouldn’t be long now. That being said, is there anyone out there who is interested in purchasing Samsung’s newest phablet, no matter where you live? This might actually be a solid choice if Samsung manages to get the price right.