Previously, it was believed that the successor of the Samsung Galaxy A7 would feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 SoC, but a recent listing on the AnTuTu (via the benchmark database’s official Chinese-speaking Weibo account) revealed that the unannounced smartphone could have something else under the hood. Read on to find out more.
Samsung Galaxy A7 2nd gen with Exynos 7580 under the hood
The Samsung Galaxy A7 2nd gen has just passed though the AnTuTu benchmark database for testing and reveals that the smartphone will feature Samsung’s Exynos 7580 under the hood. Previously, the device passed through other benchmark tests and revealed that it feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 SoC. The question is, which benchmark test is accurate? We’re guessing that both tests could be accurate, suggesting that Samsung is working on two versions of the device. One would sport the Snapdragon 615 SoC, while the second will rock the Exynos 7580 CPU.
So what does the Exynos 7580 SoC have to offer? It is an octa-core processor made under Samsung’s 28 nm process, not its 14 nm process, unfortunately. It is currently being used by mid-range handsets such as the Samsung Galaxy J7 and the Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo. Its cores are clocked at 1.6 GHz and comes with a Mali-T720MP2 GPU.
As for the test, the Exynos 7580 on board the successor of the Galaxy A7 scored what is to be expected out of a mid-range device – 37,563 points. On average, smartphones with the Snapdragon 615 under the hood scores around 32,000 points on AnTuTu.
Other specs revealed by this latest test on AnTuTu include a 5.5-inch screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels (presumably a Super AMOLED screen), 16 GB of internal storage, 3 GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, which is what we’ve seen in other tests.
From what we have seen in this test and previous tests, the Galaxy A7 2nd gen will not offer significant upgrades compared to its predecessor. What it will offer, however, is a different design, based on what we’ve seen from leaked images of the device. The original Galaxy A7 featured a metal frame with a plastic back cover. The leaked images show us that the Galaxy A7 2nd gen will borrow design elements from the Samsung Galaxy S6 – these include a metal frame sandwiched in between glass panels.
As for when Samsung plans to make the Galaxy A7 2nd gen official, this is yet to be determined, but, since it has been leaked heavily and since it has been certified by Bluetooth SIG, we’re guessing it will make its official debut soon.
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