After the Galaxy A3 and the Galaxy A5 successors, another upcoming Galaxy A-series smartphone has been certified by a telecommunications certification agency. We’re talking about the Samsung Galaxy A7 successor (SM-A710), which has just been certified by China’s regulatory agency TENAA. Unlike the US FCC, TENAA listings do reveal actual images and specs of the smartphone certified, so we do get to see some new images of the smartphone as well as confirmation about the device’s key specs.
The images posted on the TENAA website do appear to be in line with the leaked images of the smartphone which showed a glass back similar to the flagship Galaxy smartphones released this year, instead of a metal unibody build seen on the Galaxy A7. There is still a metal frame in the middle, most likely made out of aluminum like on the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy Note 5 flagship devices.
As far as specs go, it turns out the rumors were more or less accurate. The smartphone will sport a 5.5-inch sized Super AMOLED display with 1080 x 1920 Full HD resolution, giving it a pixel density of 401 PPI. Under the hood, the smartphone is reported to pack Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 615 octa-core chipset clocked at 1.5 GHz, with the Adreno 405 GPU. On a few leaked benchmarks, the smartphone was spotted running an Exynos 7580 SoC, which could suggest that Samsung will be launching the Exynos 7580 powered variant in some markets, while others could get the Snapdragon 615 powered variant seen on the TENAA listing.
The RAM has been upgraded to 3GB, as we had already known thanks to a leaked benchmark of the device. The device will also include 16GB of onboard memory, which will be expandable thanks to a microSD card slot being present. At the back, the smartphone is going to feature a 13MP primary shooter, while on the front you will get a 5MP unit for selfies and video calls. The exact battery size is not yet known though, as the listing only suggests the device will be equipped with a 2600+ mAh capacity battery inside. Connectivity specs include support for LTE Cat.4 networks, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, microUSB 2.0, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, and NFC. The smartphone measures 151.5 x 73.95 x 6.95mm and weighs in at 155 grams.
Although no details have surfaced yet, we expect Samsung to debut the new Galaxy-A series family very soon. The new family will include successors to the Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5, Galaxy A7, Galaxy A8, and an all-new Galaxy A9. The devices have also been rumored to feature a fingerprint scanner, but so far we haven’t seen any evidence confirming the same.
Are you excited for the new Galaxy-A series devices?