Two of Samsung's new phones have hit the pages of Russian distributor Merlion, the Samsung Galaxy A7 and the Galaxy E5. They come with a full list of specifications, not that there was much left unknown about the two unofficial handsets.
Samsung Galaxy A7
Starting off with the A-series flagship, the Samsung Galaxy A7 features a 5.5" 1080p screen. It's powered by the same chipset as one of the Galaxy Note 4 versions, namely the Exynos 5433 chipset. The phablet has the same dimensions as the Note 4, so it will be positioned as a more affordable alternative to Samsung's phablet top dog.
The Galaxy A7 also packs a 13MP main camera, 5MP front-camera. Its well-versed in connectivity with 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac and an IR blaster. The phablet will launch with Android 4.4 KitKat but there's no exact date or price yet.
Samsung Galaxy E5
Next up is the Samsung Galaxy E5. This one comes in 4G LTE and 3G dual-SIM flavors. The phone will be more compact with a 5" 1080p screen (a bit bigger and heavier than the Galaxy S4). A comment on the bottom of the page mentions Galaxy S4 Active's ability to shoot photos underwater, but that's probably a mistake.
The Galaxy E5 is powered by an unknown quad-core 1.9GHz processor and is listed as running Android 4.1, which is most likely another typo. It has an 8MP camera on the back and a 2MP selfie camera. Other than the optional dual-SIM, there's Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.0.
Samsung Galaxy J1
A third phone is also on its way - the entry-level Samsung Galaxy J1. It will offer a modest 4.3" WVGA screen and run on a Spreadtrum SC6815 chipset with quad Cortex-A7 processor (1.2GHz) and Mali-400 GPU. It will come with 1GB RAM and 4GB of built-in storage.
The front and back cameras of the Galaxy J1 are equals - 5MP stills and 1080p video. The phone will also have 4G LTE and 3G dual-SIM versions.
Note that a Galaxy J1 version (SM-J100F) passed through GFX Bench with a Marvell chipset. The benchmark claims a 4.8" screen on that one and "0.6GB" of RAM. It remains to be seen which hardware setup Samsung has settled on.
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