Samsung’s Galaxy A7 hasn’t exactly been a well-kept secret, with the first rumors starting in September of last year, followed by regulatory filings, but the device is now official – albeit with some details still not announced.

Samsung introduced the Galaxy A7, one of the slimmest Galaxy smartphones equipped with premium hardware for a superior social experience, expanding on the popular services provided by the Galaxy A5 and A3.

Topping out the mid-range A-series, the A7 has a 5.5-inch AMOLED display, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, a 13MP main camera and – in line with Samsung’s focus on social media – a 5MP front-facing camera for hi-res selfies (including voice-activated ones). It’s available in single- and dual-SIM models, the former getting a quad-core Exynos processor, while the latter gets an octa-core version …

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The A7 is even slimmer than its smaller brothers, at just 6.3mm thick. It will be available in black, white and gold.

What Samsung hasn’t revealed is whether the A7 will make it to the US. So far, it’s believed the company is targeting Asia and Europe. And while the company has shared most of the specs, it has kept a few details to itself – like the resolution of that 5.5-inch “HD” display (given the missing number, we’re guessing 720p).

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Pricing and availability have not yet been announced, though it’s expected to launch first in South Korea. Check out the full press release below … 

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today unveiled the new Galaxy A7, one of the slimmest Galaxy smartphones equipped with premium hardware for a superior social experience. Combining powerful multitasking performance with sophisticated design, the Galaxy A7 expands on the popular services provided by the Galaxy A5 and A3, enabling users to capture and share every moment seamlessly on their social media platform.

“We strive to develop devices that appeal to a broad range of consumers and are ahead of the next big social trend,” said JK Shin, CEO and Head of IT & Mobile Communication at Samsung Electronics. “Combining both a stunning metallic design and a powerful performance, the Galaxy A7 is stylish while delivering the superior user experience.”

Setting a New Standard for Social Interaction

The Galaxy A7 is equipped with a multicore processor combining two separate quad core processors, enabling users to quickly and easily perform data intensive tasks. The Galaxy A7 has 16GB of memory and 2GB of RAM to power all of a user’s favorite apps and media, and is supported by a long-lasting 2,600mAh battery.

The Galaxy A7 also supports the intuitive features and services offered by the Galaxy A5 and A3, with an advanced 5 Megapixel front-facing camera and advanced selfie features including ‘Ultra Wide Shot’ and ‘Auto Selfie’ modes, which make it possible to take a photograph using only a voice command or even a simple wave of the hand. The device also features ‘Always Clear Voice Auto Control’ to reduce noise from the surrounding environment, as well as LTE Category 4 support for quick and easy photo and video uploads on any social network. In addition to these features, the Galaxy A7 offers a Private Mode, which adds an extra layer of security for important files and documents. The A7 also has Multi Screen app function capability.

Superior Samsung Galaxy Design at a Competitive Price Point

The Galaxy A7, Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 are designed for those who want to express effortlessly their unique style. With these devices, Samsung continues to focus on creating smartphones equipped with the slimmest metal unibody on the market today, with comfortable grip for ease of use. The range empowers users to choose a device which reflects their personal style and lifestyle needs, not just in terms of their unique features, but also their size and color options.

The Galaxy A7 will be available in selective market in Pearl White, Midnight Black, and Champagne Gold.

Full details and product images are available at www.samsungmobilepress.com.

Samsung Galaxy A7 Series Products Specifications

Network

LTE Cat4 150/50Mbps, HSPA+ 42/5.76Mbps

Processor

LTE DS/3G DS : A53 1.5GHz Quad + A53 1.0GHz Quad

LTE SS : A15 1.8GHz Quad + A7 1.3GHz Quad

Display

5.5” HD sAMOLED

OS

Android 4.4 (KitKat)

Chipset

LTE DS/3G : MSM8x39 (Quad A53 1.5GHz + Quad A53 1.0GHz)

LTE SS: Exynos 5430 + M7450 (Quad A15 1.8GHz + Quad A7 1.3GHz)

Camera

13MP AF w/ LED Flash + 5.0MP

Camera

Features

Wide Selfie, Rear-cam Selfie, Beauty Face Features

Video

MP4,M4V,3GP,3G2,WMV,ASF,AVI,FLV,MKV,WEBM

Playback : FHD(1920*1080) @ 30fps

Audio

MP3,M4A,3GA,AAC,OGG,OGA,WAV,WMA,AMR,AWB,FLAC,MID,MIDI,XMF,MXMF,IMY,RTTTL,RTX,OTA

Additional

Features

Ultra Power Saving Mode, Changeable Theme (Natural, Classic, Casual, Romantic), Private Mode, Multi Screen, Quick Connect

Connectivity

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n

BT 4.0, USB 2.0, A-GPS+GLONASS, NFC (LTE version only)

Sensor

Accelerometer, Proximity, Geomagnetic, RGB, Hall, Light

Memory

2.0GB (RAM) + 16GB

microSD slot (up to 64GB)

Dimension

151 x 76.2 x 6.3 mm, 141g

Battery

2,600 mAh

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