Leaked Galaxy A7 is Samsung’s thinnest smartphone so far


We haven’t seen the best of Samsung’s Galaxy A-series yet. Photo: TENAA

Samsung’s already announced two Galaxy A-series devices, but the most exciting entry in the lineup is still under wraps. It’s called the Galaxy A7, and it’s set to become Samsung’s thinnest smartphone so far, according to specifications revealed by TENAA, China’s telecommunications regulator.

In addition to a 5.5-inch full HD (1080p) display, the Galaxy A7 boasts a 64-bit, eight-core Snapdragon 615 processor clocked at 1.5GHz, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage. It also has a 12-megapixel camera on its back and a 5-megapixel camera on its front, and it sports the same metallic frame that’s becoming commonplace on new Samsung devices.

According to the TENAA filing, the Galaxy A7 measures just 6.3mm thick — that’s 1.8mm thinner than the Galaxy S5, and 0.6mm thinner than the iPhone 6. The handset’s slightly smaller brother, the Galaxy A5, measures 6.7mm thick — but its beefier form factor does not mean beefier specs; the Galaxy A5 has a smaller 720p display, and a less impressive processor.

Both the Galaxy A7 and the Galaxy A5 look almost identical, however, with the slight size difference the only thing setting them apart.

It’s unclear when Samsung may be planning to bring the Galaxy A7 to market, but if the South Korean company is already getting the device approved in China and perhaps other markets, too, it shouldn’t be too long before it gets its official unveiling.