Samsung Galaxy A7 drops by FCC, should hit the U.S. soon

29 November 2014, 5:08 am EST By Alexandra Burlacu Mobile & Apps

The Samsung Galaxy A7 seems to be ready to make its debut soon in the U.S., as the handset just dropped by the FCC.

When Samsung launched its Galaxy Alpha smartphone with a metal frame, word came out that it was only the first in a new family of devices that would launch as the Galaxy A series.

This new series of devices was rumored to consist of three full-metal handsets: an entry-level Galaxy A3, a mid-range Galaxy A5, and a higher-end Galaxy A7. Samsung officially took the wraps off the Galaxy A3 and A5 models back in late October, but made no mention of the Galaxy A7 at the time.

Nevertheless, the Galaxy A7 is very much real and it seems set to hit the U.S. soon, as it was just spotted at the FCC with model number SM-A700FD.

The FCC listing confirms that the Samsung Galaxy A7 will feature both NFC and LTE support, while also detailing the phone's dimensions. According to the FCC, the SM-A700 measures 150 mm in height (5.90 inches) and 75 mm (2.95 inches) in width, which would support previous rumors that the smartphone would sport a 5.2-inch display.

Previous reports also claimed that the Samsung Galaxy A7 would sport a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Other rumored specs include a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor, Adreno 405 graphics, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage capacity, a 12-megapixel rear camera, and a 4.7-megapixel front shooter.

Considering that it will launch as part of the A series, the Samsung Galaxy A7 is also expected to boast a full-metal design just like the Galaxy A3 and the Galaxy A5.

It remains unclear at this point just when the Galaxy A7 will make its official debut, but the FCC listing suggests that a formal unveiling is just around the corner. The FCC is usually the last stop before a device makes it to market, and it essentially confirms that the device is indeed en route.

We'll keep you up to date as soon as we learn more, but take all rumored specs with a grain of salt in the meantime.

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