The Samsung Galaxy A7 is now officially official. Like the Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 before it, the Galaxy A7 features a metal unibody design, continuing with Samsung’s transition from plastic to metal smartphone hardware. However, the Galaxy A7 is slimmer than its A3 and A5 siblings, measuring just 6.3mm thick while the others are 6.9mm and 6.7mm, respectively.
Packed inside of that 6.3mm-thick body is a 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display, an octa-core processor (32-bit in the single SIM model, 64-bit in the dual SIM), 2GB of RAM, 13-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel front cameras, 16GB of storage, a microSDcard slot, and a 2600mAh battery. It’s also got 4G LTE support and NFC.
On the software side of things, the Galaxy A7 is powered by Android 4.4 along with several Samsung customizations. Those include several selfie features, including Wide Selfie and Rear-cam Selfie, Ultra Power Saving Mode, and Private Mode.
The Samsung Galaxy A7 will be available at the end of Q1 2015 for €509 ($600 USD). Overall it looks like a quality handset for folks that want a Samsung phone with a full metal body. While some folks would probably like a higher-resolution display, the rest of the A7’s spec list looks good for an upper mid-range/lower high-end Android smartphone. Here’s to hoping that Samsung bumps it up to Android 5.0 shortly after release.
What do you think of Samsung’s Galaxy A7?