Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) spotted on Geekbench
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Samsung's Galaxy A series looks to offer mid-range phones at not-so-exorbitant prices, with new offerings adopting features from last-gen Galaxy S devices. A new A-series entry, the A7 (2018), has been spotted on Geekbench, with the listing throwing some light on what we should expect from the mid-ranger.
The Geekbench listing showed the device with the codename "SM-A730F", which makes sense considering the fact that its predecessor, the A7 (2017), was codenamed "SM-A720F". The A7, according to the listing, is powered by the Exynos 7885, an unannounced chipset that directly succeeds the Exynos 7880 on the A7 (2017). Details of this new SoC are unofficial at the moment but leaks have claimed that it's a 14nm octa-core processor with two Cortex-A73 cores and six Cortex-A53 cores. Geekbench lists a base clock speed of 1.59 GHz but the scores recorded on this listing —1490 in single core tests, and 4172 in multi-core—show that the SoC stands at the top of the mid-range segment, alongside competitors like the Snapdragon 660.
The device will feature 6 GB of RAM, an improvement on the 3 GB we saw on the A7 (2017), and will run on Android 7.1.1 Nougat.
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