Samsung reportedly launched the new Galaxy A7 a week back in the Philippines, the company has this week official launched the smartphone globally. The metal unibody handset will hit shelves in Q1 of this year. The Galaxy A7’s official price has yet to be disclosed, however the Philippines price was reported at PHP 24,990 (roughly Rs. 34,700).

The octa-core Samsung Galaxy A7 will be arriving in two different chipset-variants depending on the region. The smartphone is featuring a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 or 32-bit Exynos 5430, with a whopping 2GB of RAM.

It will offer 4G LTE connectivity for both variants. The Samsung Galaxy A7 sports a 5.5-inch Super-AMOLED display with a HD (720×1280 pixels) resolution. It runs on Android 4.4 KitKat out-of-the-box. It is also Samsung’s slimmest smartphone to date placed at 6.3mm. There is still no word on Android 5.0 Lollipop update.

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The Samsung Galaxy A7 features a 13-megapixel autofocus rear camera with LED flash in addition and a 5-megapixel front camera. Samsung offers its Wide Selfie, Rear-cam Selfie, Beauty Face and many other camera features, similar to other recently launched Samsung models. Like the Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3, the Galaxy A7 also flaunts an ‘Ultra Wide Shot’ and ‘Auto Selfie’ mode for its front-facing camera.

Besides 16GB of inbuilt storage, the Samsung Galaxy A7 is also expandable to 64GB via microSD card. It sports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0, GPS, AGPS, GLONASS and NFC.The spoilsport is NFC option will only be present in the LTE version of the Galaxy A7.

Measuring 151×76.2×6.3mm, the Samsung Galaxy A7 weighs 141 grams and is backed by a 2600mAh battery. Ultra Power Saving Mode, Private Mode, Multi-Screen and Quick Connect are also offered by Samsung

Source : Gizmodo