Samsung’s 64-bit A7 Will Be Joining The Galaxy Alpha Family


It seems like ages ago we told you about not only about the upcoming Galaxy Alpha, but the whole Alpha family that will join it. Since then the Alpha has gone on to become one of the surprises of the new handsets, and received a glowing reception. Now we are starting to see some glimpses of the next high-quality devices.

Blue Samsung Galaxy Alpha

SamMobile has again given us a look into the plans of Samsung and leaked some of the specs of the upcoming “A” series to join the Galaxy Alpha. They first leaked that the Alpha line will feature an A3, A5 and also an A7 some months ago, with the A7 being a higher spec handset with a full HD screen.

They have now shown us a little more information about the A7, finding the Galaxy A7 in the user agent profile with the model number SM-A700FD. This version is a dual sim variant, indicated by the D. However, SamMobile believes the new Alpha will launch in China first, following to other territories soon after.

This also gives a small look at the surprising spec sheet, which includes the aforementioned Full HD screen being a big upgrade from the Galaxy Alpha. The 5.5″ screen has a 1920×1090 resolution, working out at 401 ppi.

sm a700fd a7 uaprof
(courtesy SamMobile)

The most surprising feature of the bunch is the brain of the A7. Samsung is all set to join HTC in the mid-range power packing department. The A7 will become the first 64-bit Galaxy phone, sporting a quad-core (ARMv8-A) processor clocked at 1.5GHz.

Samsung Galaxy Alpha (courtesy Samsung Tomorrow)

We may see the metal built A7 along with the A3 and A5 as early as November if Samsung is to strike while the interest in the Alpha range is still hot. It’s no surprise the high-end handsets will all be shipped with Android 4.4 Kit Kat. Samsung has been much better with software updates as of late, so we can hold a hope they will receive the new 5.0 Lollipop upgrade pretty swiftly.

Tempted by the any of the Alpha family? We look forward to getting our hands on a high-powered Samsung phone with build quality to match. Let us know your thoughts on your social network of choice, or in the comments below.

Last Updated on November 27, 2018.


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