Samsung is preparing to officially unveil the Galaxy A7 in South Korea next month, according to reports out of the region. It's believed that the tech giant will announce the new smartphone on January 14th, alongside the Galaxy A5. Samsung has already launched the Galaxy A5 in China, along with the entry-level Galaxy A3.
Specifications of the Galaxy A7 have already been leaked, and the image above also highlights the possibility of a 5.5-inch full-HD display, 2 GB RAM, octa-core Exynos 5433 SoC, 13 MP camera at the back, 5 MP front shooter, 16 GB internal memory and a 2,600 mAh battery. Also included is LTE connectivity.
We'll hopefully have more details surrounding the South Korean Galaxy A7 launch and possible expansion to other markets in the new year.
Any word on the A series in the UK?
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Is this the same/replacement of the Galaxy Alpha that another AC article said was being discontinued? That article mentions the A5, so this is just a bump up thus the A7 name? My last few phones have been Samsungs (Galaxy Nexus, S3, S4). I understand there are product design cycles, but any phone releasing in 2015 should have Lollipop already. Wasn't it announced back in September?
The A5 is smaller, with slightly cheaper internals and a smaller price tag to go. Lollipop was released in November, if I don't remember it wrongly. Lillipop is apparently just not stable enough at the moment for most alternative hardware. I guess that's why there's a strong rumour about Google being in a hurry releasing Android 5.1 next month.
True, I would love to try a Nexus 6, but my carrier Verizon does not carry it yet, and it's been sold out in Play Store. With 2015 and CES right around the corner, I will probably wait to see what comes out in early 2015.
I think most new mobiles will be shown at the MWC in February. CES is mostly for "everything else".
There will most likely be more higher end models with the Snapdragon 810 supporting 64bit thus the new Android gotta have. I'm thinking Google may be taking something out of the Samsung playbook and release a smaller Nexus phone in the springtime and a larger phablet in the fall. Samsung's big drop in market share may have a bit to do with their high pricing and over abundance of models. I attempted about 50 tries at the OTA 5.0.1 update for my Nexus 6 and all were a fail but using the Nexus Toolkit did the trick.
Sideloading,Flash-All.bat and all the other methods of updating were a fail on this very new factory settings phone.
Not impressed with the Lollipop updates so far.
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