Smartphone leader, Samsung has released the much-awaited metal-clad premium phablet Galaxy A7 in India.
Galaxy A7 was globally unveiled last month in Philippines. To remind you, it is the slimmest Samsung smartphone to hit stores. It measures just 6.3 mm in thickness and flaunts uni-body design with premium metal laced around its edges like we see in the flagship Galaxy Alpha series.
Galaxy A7 sports a 5.5-inch full HD super AMOLED display and runs on the Android 4.4 KitKat OS out-of-the-box.
Inside, it comes packed with the 64-bit class Snapdragon 615 Octa-core SoC (System on Chip), 2GB RAM, 12.0-megapixel main camera, 5.0-megapixel snapper on the front, and a 2600 mAh battery.
Samsung Galaxy A7 India price and availability details:
Samsung is currently selling the new Galaxy A7 on the company's official India e-store for ₹30,499. The details regarding the availability of the smartphone in brick-and-mortar and other private stores is expected to be announced in coming days.
There is no denying that Samsung Galaxy A7 is a premium phone, but its price seems tad steep for a market like India where domestic and Chinese brands such as Micromax YU Yureka, Xiaomi Mi4, Redmi Note 4G which boasts almost same specifications are cheaper in comparison. It will also be competing with Moto X (Gen 2), HTC One E8, Desire 820, Asus Zenfone 6, older Sony Xperia Z Ultra and others.
Key specifications of Samsung Galaxy A7:
|Model||Samsung Galaxy A7|
|OS||Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS|
|Processor||64-bit Class Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Octa-core (A53 1.5GHz Quad + A53 1.0GHz Quad) CPU[Type: MSM8x39]|
|Storage capacity||16GB, expandable up to 64GB|
|Network||3G & 4G-LTE (Cat 4. 150/50Mbps)|
|Add-ons||Dual-SIM slots, Bluetooth v4.0 (A2DP), Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n; dual band), NFC, A-GPS, GLONASS/GPS|
|Dimensions||151.0 x 76.2 x 6.3 mm|
|Colours||Gold, Black and White|
[Image credits: Samsung India e-store]