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Samsung Galaxy A7 metal phablet rumored to come with same chip as the Note 4

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According to insider sources quoted in a fresh report, the Samsung Galaxy A7 will be based on the Exynos 5433 chip, a mobile SoC that features an octa-core 64-bit CPU. The Exynos 5433 can also be found in one version of the Galaxy Note 4.

Previous rumors suggested that the Galaxy A7 will make use of the mid-range Snapdragon 615 chip from Qualcomm, but it looks like the metallic phablet could be a bit more high-end than previously expected. A new report from Sammobile claims that the Galaxy A7 will feature a high-end Exynos 5433 chipset, the same mobile SoC that powers one of the two Galaxy Note 4 versions currently available on the globe.

The Samsung Exynos 5433 features an octa-core processor that actually consists out of two processors paired in the big.LITTLE configuration. One is a quad-core Cortex A57 CPU clocked at 1.8GHz, while the other is a quad-core Cortex A53 CPU clocked at 1.3GHz. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 is based on the same CPU architectures, but runs at slightly lower clock speeds (1.7GHz for the Cortex A57 and 1.0GHz for the Cortex A53).

Samsung has a history of releasing smartphones with different chips in different markets, meaning that there's a chance for the company to release both a Snapdragon 615 version and an Exynos 5433 version of the Galaxy A7.

Other rumored specs mentioned by Sammobile include a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable internal storage space, a 13MP primary camera, as well as a 5MP secondary shooter. The sources say that the Galaxy A7 will be the thinnest Samsung smartphone at the time of launch, with exact measurements of 150 x 75 x 6.3 mm. As is often the case with such thin smartphones, the sleek body is rumored to come at the price of a relatively small 2600mAh battery. The Galaxy A7 is said to weigh 150 grams.

On the software side, the report says that the Samsung Galaxy A7 will run Android 4.4 KitKat, overlaid with Samsung's own TouchWiz user interface. Although at the moment we have no information regarding the price, a metallic smartphone with the specifications listed above could only come with a hefty price tag.

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Mihai Andrici, 2014-12-11 (Update: 2014-12-11)