Samsung has just recently announced its mid-range, metal-bodied Galaxy A3 and A5 devices not too long ago, with a lot of rumors speaking of a third, more powerful Galaxy A7 device soon to follow. Today, we can tell you that those rumors are true as the Galaxy A7 has just passed FCC certification.
FCC paperwork from December 3rd have revealed a Samsung device with the designation SM-A700H passing its tests, similar to an initial report of a Samsung User Agent Profile last month stating that the designation for the Galaxy A7 was expected to be SM-A700FD. Data from the FCC show that the device features dual band dual band Wi-Fi with LTE band 5 connectivity. With FCC certification obtained, it looks like the Galaxy A7 is very close to launching, which is rather surprising as Samsung is reportedly having difficulties producing the Galaxy A3 and A5. For now, no exact release date has been mentioned and it would be very presumptuous to expect an imminent release date.
The Galaxy A7 is the largest variant of the Galaxy A series and recent leaks have given an idea on what to expect in the A7. The device will sport a 5.2-inch full HD Super AMOLED display, larger than both the A3 and A5. It will also boast a faster processor in the octa-core Snapdragon 615 and a faster GPU to boot with the Adreno 405. To supplement this, it will have 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage that’s similar to the other members. As for the cameras, it is expected to have a 12MP rear camera and 5MP front camera. It will run on Android 4.4.4 KitKat and like all the members of the A series, it will have a full metal body.
Now with the full lineup of the Galaxy A series finally revealed, it is up to Samsung to overcome its production issues and finally deliver them to their eager customers.