After launching the Galaxy A series in 2015, Samsung in 2016 updated the Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 smartphones by launching the Galaxy A5 (2016) and Galaxy A7 (2016). Instead of Galaxy A8 that was launched in 2015, this year the company launched Galaxy A9 and Galaxy A9 Pro smartphones. As we are coming to the end of 2016, there are leaks about the 2017 Galaxy A series smartphones. Now a new smartphone with the model number SM-A720X is listed on GFXbench. We expect this to be the Galaxy A7 (2017) since the Galaxy A7 (2016) came with the model number SM-A710X.
As the GFXbench reveals only a few important specifications, as of now we have no idea how the device will look like. However, we can confirm the device to feature all metal body. Talking about the internals, the device will be running on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with the TouchWiz UI laid on top. While the Android 7.0 Nougat is already released and the new Galaxy A devices will be unveiled either in December 2016 or January 2017, we can also expect them to run on the latest Android by that time.
It sports a 5.5-inch display with Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution. Under the hood, the Galaxy A7 (2017) might be powered by the latest Exynos 7 Octa 7870 octa-core processor built on 14nm architecture and coupled with Mali T830 GPU. This is the same processor that also powers one variant of the Galaxy J7 (2016). It also includes 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage. There might also be a MicroSD card slot for storage expansion with the help of hybrid SIM slot.
While the all these specs are almost similar to last-gen Galaxy A7, the main improvements can found in the camera department. The Galaxy A7 (2017) packs 16MP cameras on front and rear of the device but are limited to just Full HD video recording. It also supports NFC which coupled with fingerprint sensor makes the Galaxy A7 (2017) compatible with Samsung Pay. The device will anyway support 4G LTE and includes all the other basic connectivity features. There is no information about the battery capacity of the device.
A couple of days back, we also reported about the leaked images of the Galaxy A5 (2017) which hints at a slimmer metal body. As seen with the Galaxy A7 (2017), the Galaxy A5 (2017) with the model number SM-A520F also includes 3GB of RAM and run on the Marshmallow OS. Stay tuned on Phone Radar for more details!
Note: The above feature image is of Galaxy A7 (2016)
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