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Models pose for photographers with Samsung's latest flagship smartphone - the Galaxy S Series smartphone - during its launch event at the company's headquarters in Seoul April 25, 2013. (Credit: Reuters)

Samsung's rumoured Galaxy A7 (2ndGen) has been reported spotted at a certifications agency website, hinting that the device's launch is just around the corner.

Technology blog, SamMobile while browsing through Bluetooth SIG (Special Interest Group) website has stumbled on a document containing Samsung devices- SM-A710F/DS, SM-A710X, SM-A710S, SM-A710K and SM-A710L- all believed to be the variants of Galaxy A7 that have passed wireless telecommunication certification.

For the uninitiated, Bluetooth SIG is an association that oversees the development of Bluetooth standards and licensing of the Bluetooth technologies and trademarks to the manufacturers.

If history is taken as any indication, Samsung (or any smartphone maker), up on receiving certifications to its devices, will take a few weeks to launch the handsets.

First generation Galaxy A7 got unveiled in January 2015. So, it won't be farfetched to assume that the device may get unveiled in late December or early January 2016.

Expected features of Galaxy A7 (2nd Gen):

Galaxy A7 (2 Gen) is expected to sport a 5.5-inch full HD display, same as its predecessor, but would come with changes in terms of internal hardware.

One key improvement which is expected to come in the new phone is the finger-print sensor on the home-button, to act as second layer of security to unlock phone and also use it during the online payment.

It is also said to come packed with 64-bit 1.5GHz Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor, 3GB RAM, 16GB memory (expandable via microSD), 13MP primary camera and a 5 MP front-facing snapper.

Besides the Galaxy A7 (2nd Gen), Samsung is also expected to launch second generation Galaxy A5.

It is said to flaunt 5.2-inch full HD display and run on the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop OS powered by the company's proprietary 1.6GHz Exynos 7 series Octa-core processor, Mali-T720 GPU, 2GB RAM, 16GB inbuilt storage (expandable via microSD), 13MP camera on the rear-side and a 5MP snapper on the front.

So far Samsung has chosen to remain silent over the rumours. Stay tuned for more updates.

[Source: Bluetooth SIG via SamMobile]

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