Samsung is expanding its Galaxy A series of smartphones with a new model featuring a 5.5 inch screen. That makes the Samsung Galaxy A7 the biggest member of the series, but it still has a slim design, measuring just 6.3mm, or about 0.25 inches thick.

Like the Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3, the new phone also has a metal frame and bezel.

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The new model has decent features, but it’s not necessarily the company’s most powerful smartphone. If you want bleeding-edge specs, you’re probably better of with a Galaxy Note 4 or Galaxy S5.

The Samsung Galaxy A7 features a 5.5 inch Super AMOLED display that’s only described as “HD,” which suggests it’s probably a 1280 x 720 pixel screen.

Samsung will offer a dual-SIM model with a Qualcomm octa-core processor and a single-SIM variant with a Samsung Exynos 5430 octa-core chip.

Both versions feature support for 4G LTE, 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 and both have 13MP rear cameras and 5MP front-facing cameras with wide-angle lenses for selfies. The phones have 2,600mAh batteries.

The Galaxy A7 has 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and a microSD card slot for up to 64GB of removable storage.

There’s no word on when the Galaxy A7 will be available or how much it’ll cost, but Samsung says it’ll be available “at a competitive price point.”

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5 replies on “Samsung introduces slim Galaxy Alpha A7 smartphone”

  1. Hm… Is that the newfangled palindrome USB3.1 connector peeking from the bottom?

  2. by competitive, I hope they mean $249 or lower… most times manufacturers think their price is competitive when it’s really not.

    1. Doubt it. The Galaxy Alpha (4.7″ screen model) sells for $520ish on Amazon, and the specs are pretty bad.

      I seem to recall some carriers selling it outright around $799? Don’t expect any value.

      1. guess I’m spoiled by the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, and the cheapish ones from Chinese companies.

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