Samsung had debuted its Galaxy A series back in 2015 and ever since, it has been expanding the series with newer device. After debuting the first series in 2015, Samsung launched the newer versions with glass back design, rear camera with optical image stabilization (OIS) and fingerprint scanner embedded in the home button. Keeping up with its trend, Samsung is currently rumored to be working on its new Galaxy A series smartphones, including the Galaxy A7 (2017). The smartphone has frequented the rumor mill for quite some time now, by showing up on benchmarking website GFXBench and AnTuTu and on the Indian import/export site Zauba. The latest news on the Galaxy A7 (2017) is that it has received Bluetooth certification. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy S20 FE India price drops, now starts at Rs 40,999 with bank offersAlso Read - Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra tipped to pack 108-megapixel main camera
The Bluetooth certification for Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) comes from a documents released by Bluetooth SIG itself. It shows the smartphone with model number SM-A720F, which has been the same on previous leaks and rumors. Although the Bluetooth certification does not reveal any specification of the smartphone, it is however a confirmation that the launch is approaching soon. This makes sense as well, because Samsung usually launches its revamped versions either at the end of the year or during the first month of a new year.
Based on the benchmark listings and rumors, we do have a rough idea about what the specifications and features of Galaxy A7 (2017) could be. To begin with, the smartphone is expected to feature either a 5.5-inch or a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED display. Under the hood of the smartphone will most likely be Samsung s Exynos 7870 chipset clocked at 1.8GHz and paired with Mali-T830 GPU. The smartphone is expected to come with 3GB of RAM and storage could either be 32GB or 64GB with the option of expanding it via a microSD card.
In the photography department, the Galaxy A7 (2017) is expected to sport a 16-megapixel rear camera with f/1.9 aperture, auto-focus, face detection and touch focus. Up front also, a 16-megapixel selfie camera is expected. For power, the smartphone is expected to use a 3,600mAh battery. Its connectivity options could be 4G LTE, USB Type-C port, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS. The smartphone will most likely feature a fingerprint scanner as seen in the Galaxy A7 (2016). Previous reports have also suggested that the smartphone could come with IP68-certification for water and dust resistance. ALSO READ: Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) leaked renders shows off Galaxy S7-like front and back glass design
The 2016 variant of the Samsung Galaxy A7 features a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED full HD (1080p) display along with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection. Under its hood, runs Samsung s Exynos 7580 octa-core processor clocked at 1.6GHz and paired with 3GB of RAM. It comes with 16GB of onboard storage which is further expandable up to 256GB via a microSD card. The Galaxy A7 (2016) sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with aperture f/1.9, and OIS (optical image stabilization). Up front is a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with aperture f/1.9. Armed with 3,300mAh battery and support for fast charging, connectivity options include dual-SIM support, 4G LTE support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and NFC. The Galaxy A7 (2016) runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop wrapped under Samsung s TouchWiz UI.
The Galaxy A7 (2016) in comparison to its predecessor came with improved hardware and software. The noticeable ones include a fingerprint scanner, rear camera with OIS and metal frame with a glass back panel. The Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) is also expected to come with remarkable improvements and changes. As for the other Galaxy A series smartphones, Samsung has also been rumored to be working on the Galaxy A5 (2017), the Galaxy A3 (2017) and a 2016 variant of the Galaxy A8. ALSO READ: Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) with 4.7-inch HD display, 2GB of RAM spotted on Geekbench