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After having released the Galaxy A8 (2016), Samsung appears to be gearing up to launch a few more devices -- Galaxy A3 (2017), Galaxy A5 (2017) and Galaxy A7 (2017) -- from A-series. Now, it has emerged that the 2017 version of Galaxy A7 won't be released in Europe.

The South Korean technology giant hasn't revealed any concrete detail about its upcoming Galaxy A7 (2017), but so much has been leaked over the last few weeks. It is said the device may not be released in Europe, like its predecessor (Galaxy A7 (2016).The company made all the models of A-series available in Europe when it was first released in 2015, but it was a different story for the 2016 models as only the Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 were launched in the region, leaving out the Galaxy A7. So, it won't come as a surprise if the Galaxy A7 (2017) is not released in Europe.

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In what could be seen as hint that the Galaxy A7 (2017) may not come to Europe, Samsung Austria website has listed only Galaxy A3 (2017) and Galaxy A5 (2017) among the devices that will be compatible with the Gear S3.

A Samsung device with model number SM-A720F, believed to be the Galaxy A7 (2017), has received Bluetooth certification, giving a hint that its launch is imminent. It is also been spotted on Zauba, an imports and exports tracking site in India, with model number SM-A720S, a 5.7-inch display and a price tag of Rs 13,716 (price likely to change at the time of launch).

The Galaxy A7 (2017) is expected to be released in December, as its predecessor will complete a year cycle in the market by this time. It is listed with a 1,080x1,920 screen resolution, Exynos 7870 processor, and Mali-T830 GPU on AnTuTu benchmarking site. GFXBench has listed the handset with an octa-core CPU clocking at 1.8GHz, and a 16MP rear and selfie cameras.

It is also expected that the device will feature a 64GB internal storage, a 3GB RAM, and an Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system.

[Source: Samsung Austria]