Samsung Galaxy A7
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It's just a matter of time before Samsung makes the release date of its mid-range smartphone Galaxy A7 (2017) public. The 2016 version of the Galaxy A7 was launched in December last year, so speculations are rife that the 2017 version will arrive in the next couple of weeks.

The South Korean technology giant hasn't revealed any detail about the Galaxy A7 (2017) but its launch is obvious. A device with model number SM-A720F, believed to be the Galaxy A7 (2017), has received Bluetooth certification and spotted on Indian imports and exports tracking site Zauba 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). It has also been cleared by the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) certification, giving a hint that its launch is imminent.

[READ: Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) gets FCC clearance]

Nothing is confirmed at the moment but the Galaxy A7 (2017) is likely to see the light of day this month, and perhaps hit the stores in January 2017.

According to AnTuTu benchmarking site, Samsung's upcoming device will feature a 1,080x1,920 screen resolution, Exynos 7870 processor, and Mali-T830 GPU, while is seen with an octa-core CPU clocking at 1.8GHz, and a 16MP rear and selfie cameras on GFXBench.

The device is also expected to come packed with a 32GB/64GB internal storage and a 3GB RAM, runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system, mounts 16MP rear and front cameras with f/1.9 aperture and house a 3,600mAh battery. It is also expected to feature a fingerprint sensor, a USB-C port and an IP68 certification.