Information about the unannounced Samsung Galaxy A7 2nd gen, Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016), or whatever the Korean tech giant ends up calling the device, has been leaked by insiders and benchmark results, but we still don’t know the smartphone’s measurements and battery capacity, until now.
US FCC leaks more information on the Samsung Galaxy A7 2nd gen
The Samsung Galaxy A7 2nd gen FCC listing was first spotted by TimesNews.co.uk. The listing reveals that the device measures 151.5 × 73.95 × 6.95 mm and weighs in at 155 g. This would make the device slightly thicker than the current Galaxy A7, which may be due to the device’s larger 3,300 mAh battery – a bump up from the 2,600 mAh battery of its predecessor.
Here’s what we know so far:
TENNA, China’s equivalent of the US FCC, has approved the Samsung Galaxy A7 2nd gen, and has also revealed the smartphone’s specs. The device is expected to sport a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels (Full HD). Its camera combo consists of a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera for snapping selfies and video chat. It offers 16 GB of internal storage, but, if this isn’t enough, the device also features a microSD card slot (as much as 128 GB). Under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 SoC, which is a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor with an Adreno 405 GPU, coupled with 3 GB of RAM. It supports 4G LTE (Cat. 4), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, USB 2.0, GPS, and NFC connectivity. It runs Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop) out of the box. As for colour options, TENAA mentions that it will be available in gold, but doesn’t mention any other colour option.
Previous reports claim that the Samsung Galaxy A7 2nd gen’s home button will double as a fingerprint scanner and support Samsung Pay, the Korean tech giant’s mobile payment service.
We still don’t know when Samsung is planning to lift the lid on the new Galaxy A7, but, since it has been approved by both the US FCC and China’s TENAA, we’re guessing it will be sooner than later.
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