People pose with mobile devices in front of a screen projected with a Samsung logo
People are silhouetted as they pose with mobile devices in front of a screen projected with a Samsung logo, in this picture illustration taken in Zenica October 29, 2014.REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

Samsung appears to be preparing to release yet another mid-range smartphone from its popular Galaxy A-series, the Galaxy A7 (2017). It is the successor of the Galaxy A7 (2016) that was released last year.

The South Korean technology giant has gone into hibernation mode since the launch of its premium device, the Galaxy Note 7, but reports are doing the rounds that it is planning to bring the Galaxy A7 (2017) soon. Release date of the smartphone is not known, but it should be unveiled in December, as its predecessor, the Galaxy A7 (2016) will complete a year cycle in the market by this time.

According to GFXBench site, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) will feature a 16MP rear and selfie camera. It is expected to sport a 5.5-inch full HD display, powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon octa-core processor clocking at 1.8GHz, runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system, and comes packed with a 32GB internal memory and 3GB RAM.

However, the specifications of the Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) is yet to be confirmed.

The Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) features fingerprint sensor, measures 151.5x74.1x7.3 mm in dimension, weighs 172 g, and sports a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1,080x1,920 pixels (401 ppi pixel density).

Under the hood, it has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor, an Android 5.1.1 Lollipop (upgradable to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow), a 16GB storage expandable up to 128GB, a 3GB RAM, a 13MP main camera with f/1.9 aperture, 28mm lens, OIS, autofocus, and LED flash, a 5MP front-snapper with f/1.9 aperture and 24mm lens, and a 3,300mAh battery.

In terms of connectivity, it supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth v4.1, A-GPS, GLONASS/ BDS, and NFC.