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Samsung Galaxy A70s becomes all but official with Wi-Fi Alliance certification

The Samsung Galaxy A70s may be here soon. (Source: Tom's Guide)
The Samsung Galaxy A70s may be here soon. (Source: Tom's Guide)
Samsung is now rumored to have a new version of its existing Galaxy A70 in the works. This phone (which currently goes by the model name SM-A707F) appears to be extremely similar to its predecessor in terms of specs. Now, a new regulatory document includes the same model number, lending much more weight to the "Galaxy A70s" theory.

The Samsung Galaxy A70 has all been confirmed to be the next of its siblings to get a new variant with the suffix -s in the near future. Their existence has been detected by the appearance of phones with model numbers that are clear variations on those of phones of this series, with SM-A707F as the latest example. This name has surfaced in a new certification granted by the Wi-Fi Alliance.

These new A-series smartphones often have some more or less subtle upgrades compared to their predecessors. However, leaks pertaining to the "Galaxy A70s" make it difficult to guess what they could be in this case. Its Geekbench listings show that it has an SoC (the Snapdragon 675) and RAM SKU (6GB) in common with the A70. Nevertheless, some blogs still assert that there is still scope for it to switch to a Snapdragon 730 by the time it is launched.

Therefore, it is possible that the Galaxy A70s will have a feature that does not come into play when it goes through benchmarks...its cameras, for example. The Korean news outlet ETNews has asserted that it will be the first Samsung device to rock the new ISOCELL Bright GW1, an image sensor associated with an 0.8 micron pixel size and a whopping 64MP resolution. 

It may seem odd to put such a groundbreaking new sensor on a device with otherwise mid-range specs. However, that is exactly what Redmi intends to do with its Note 8 Pro; therefore, it makes sense that Samsung may want to beat it in terms of sales with a comparable new device of its own. However, the putative Galaxy A70s still lacks for a launch date, let alone acknowledgement of its existence from the OEM in question.

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-08-27 (Update: 2019-08-27)