Samsung seems to want and push the Galaxy A7 series forward, as a new 2018 model has been approved by the Bluetooth SIG agency earlier today. The documents reveal two model numbers for the same device, including SM-A750FN and SM-A750N. At the end of July, the SM-A750FN was spotted running the online benchmark Geekbench but at that time there was no guarantee of whether this will be a new Galaxy A7 model, even though the model number strongly supported this possibility. Now, the recent Bluetooth document directly links these model numbers with the Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) moniker, so at this point, there’s no doubt of what they represent.
As usual, hardware specifications are scarce in the Bluetooth application but nevertheless, the document confirms that the Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) will take advantage of Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity. Otherwise, according to the previous appearance in Geekbench, the smartphone should be powered by the Exynos 7885 chipset featuring eight CPU cores clocked at a frequency of up to 1.59GHz, coupled with 4GB of RAM. The benchmark also revealed that the test unit, at least, ran Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box, but this bit of detail remains subject to change until the device hits the shelves, especially now that Android 9 Pie is official. As to when the device might be released, Samsung has yet to reveal any official details surrounding the device, and a yearly launch schedule is already out of the question given that the last Galaxy A7 model was released in January of 2017. But seeing how the SM-A750FN/SM-A750N is labeled as a 2018 model, it could reach the market in the coming months before the end of 2018. As a point of reference, the Galaxy A7 (2017) was launched in January the same year, while the Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) was introduced in December 2015.
Last year’s iteration took advantage of Bluetooth 4.2 LE connectivity and it looks like Samsung wants to one-up the device by introducing Bluetooth 5.0 support to the sequel, among other improvements such as the aforementioned newer chipset and more RAM. Whether the OEM will retain the old 16:9 image format is yet unknown, but given the current trend, it’s likely that the upcoming model will feature a taller display along with a refreshed exterior design.