In the past couple of years, one thing that has been constant with Korean tech giant Samsung’s smartphones is the design language and the material (read: plastic) being used to manufacture them. As as the profits are hittings a new low and buyers and critics looking for something innovative from the company, Samsung has finally progressed to bring out phones with metal body and dropping the use of plastic in order to offer something new.
And today, it has announced a new smartphone called the Samsung Galaxy A7, which goes on to the slimmest device till date from the market leader, measuring about 6.7mm thick and coming in a metal unibody design. The other specifications are just average and it is great to see Samsung concentrate more on the design and the hardware outside than the internals. The Samsung Galaxy A7 has a 5.5 inch HD Duper AMOLED display while it is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Octa core processor (1.5 GHz Quad A53 + 1.0 GHz Quad A53) for the dual-SIM 4G LTE + 3G variant while the single SIM LTE version will run on the Samsung Exynos 5430 Octa-Core (1.8GHz Quad A15 + 1.3 GHz Quad A7) processor coupled with 2 GB of RAM.
The Samsung Galaxy A7‘s internal storage is pegged at 16 GB while this could be expanded up to 64 GB using a microSD card. The OS running on the Samsung Galaxy A7 is Android 4.4 KitKat out-of-the-box with Samsung’s own TouchWiz UI on the top of it. There is a nice 13 megapixel camera on the back of the A7 with LED Flash while for selfie-lovers, there is a 5 megapixel front facing shooter. Other connectivity options include the Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, NFC in LTE, A-GPS and 3.5mm audio jack. The Samsung Galaxy A7 is powered by a decent 2600 mAh battery which should keep it running for you.
To be available in Midnight Black, Champagne Gold and Pearl White color options, the Samsung Galaxy A7 is priced at 509 Euros or Approx US$ 600, which is indeed steep for the specifications it offers with an sale expected by the end of March.
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