Galaxy A7 (2017) to Offer 16MP Front Camera, IP68 Rating

Samsung’s 2017 Galaxy A lineup already has a number of devices in the pipeline, including the Galaxy A3 (2017), Galaxy A5 (2017) and the Galaxy A7 (2017). The final smartphone on that list, the Galaxy A7 (2017), has already popped up online a number of times over the past few weeks, giving us a pretty decent idea about what to expect when it is finally launched officially by Samsung. The device, which is expected to come with model number SM-A720F, was earlier listed on GFXBench as well as on AnTuTu, revealing much of its hardware specs. Now, a new report seems to suggest that most the info that has been revealed about the device is true, although the processor is now being rumored to be the Exynos 7880 instead of the Exynos 7870 that was rumored earlier.

According to the latest report, the Galaxy A7 (2017) will feature a 5.68-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display and will be powered by the Exynos 7880. The chip comes with an integrated 64-bit octa-core CPU with four Cortex-A72 cores clocked at a maximum of 1.8GHz and four Cortex-A52 cores clocked at 1.3GHz in big.LITTLE configuration. The SoC also comes with an ARM Mali-T860MP4 GPU. Furthermore, the upcoming smartphone is also expected to have 3GB of RAM and 32GB of built-in storage, which can be expanded by way of a microSD card. The handset will come with a 16-megapixel primary camera on the back, but interestingly, the front-facing selfie-cam on the handset will also apparently feature a 16-megapixel sensor as was revealed by AnTuTu last month.

As for some of the other details, the upcoming device will reportedly measure 157.69mm in length, 76.92mm in width and 7.8mm in thickness. The smartphone will also apparently come with IP68 certification, which denotes resistance from water and dust. The Galaxy A7 (2017) is also believed to come with a fingerprint scanner and a 3,600 mAh battery. Connectivity options will reportedly include LTE, dual-band gigabit WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS, while an USB Type-C port is expected to be present for charging and data syncing. There’s no word just as yet on the exact version of Android that will power the upcoming smartphone, but it’s safe to say that Samsung will have either Marshmallow or Nougat on what’s expected to be the company’s next premium mid-ranger.

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