Samsung’s already unveiled the Galaxy A3 and A5, the company’s first unibody metal smartphones, but we’re still waiting for confirmation that the rumored Galaxy A7 is also on the way. Now, it looks like the device is a step closer to launch after passing through China’s Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center (TENAA) this week.
The new certification also reveals a long list of specs for the Galaxy A7, which should be an upgrade over the smaller A3 and A5. It looks like the upcoming metal smartphone will offer a 5.5-inch 1080p display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter. The Galaxy A7 should also feature the same slick metal design introduced by its smaller siblings, though the upcoming phone may also be the thinnest of the pack. According to this TENAA filing, it comes in at just 6.3mm thick, compared 6.7mm A5 and 6.9mm A3.
Overall the Galaxy A7 looks like a pretty impressive device, though it still doesn’t boast the flagship specs poured into a handset like the Galaxy Note 4 or Galaxy S5. Still, we’re excited to see this one hit the market, and after today’s news it might not be too long before Samsung makes an official announcement.