Samsung officially unveils the Galaxy A7, its thinnest smartphone yet
Although Samsung has yet to officially announce the Galaxy A7 internationally, it looks like the company's Malaysian branch introduced the smartphone today at a local press event, one that marked Samsung's launch of the Galaxy A3 and the Galaxy A5 in the country. In the past few months, we've heard rumors regarding the Galaxy A7 on more than one occasion, and now Samsung Malaysia confirms the rumored specifications.
At just 6.3 mm across its waist, the Galaxy A7 is now officially the thinnest smartphone that Samsung makes. As part of the Galaxy A series, the A7 comes with a full metal unibody, the main feature of this new smartphone series manufactured by Samsung.
The Galaxy A7 features a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display running a fullHD resolution (1920 by 1080 pixels), a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 chip with an octa-core processor and LTE connectivity, a 13MP primary camera on the back, and a 2600 mAh battery. At the moment, the Samsung Galaxy A7 runs Android 4.4 KitKat overlaid with TouchWiz, but chances are that an update to Android 5.0 Lollipop is already in the works. Samsung officials made no mention of the price at the Malaysian press, but previous rumors hinted at a price tag of roughly $400 for the 16GB version.
The Samsung Galaxy A7 is expected to launch in Malaysia at some point during February, but not before the metal phablet is launched in South Korea first. At the moment we don't know when the Galaxy A7 will be released outside of the Asian continent.