Samsung announced today their slimmest smartphone so far: Galaxy A7. According to the South Korean tech giant, the new Samsung Galaxy A7 is a phablet that will feature a metal frame and will have a very competitive price.
The A7 is a follow-up to the previous Samsung smartphones, the smaller A5 and A3, launched back in October 2014.
Samsung Galaxy A7 is bigger than its predecessor, with a 5.5-inch HD AMOLED display and a more powerful processor that combines two separate quad-core processors. The A7 also comes with a bigger battery of 2,600 mAh and is only 6.3 mm thin, which is thinner that Samsung A3 and A5.
Samsung Galaxy A7 runs on Android 4.4 and features a 4G LTE connectivity. In terms of cameras, the A7 sports a 13 MP rear camera and a 5 MP front-facing camera. The new Samsung phablet has 2GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage and a more memory can be added via the microSD card slot.
The previous, smaller Samsung phones, the A5 and the A3 were targeted for the Chinese market initially, where there is serious competition such as Lenovo and Xiaomi.
In the second quarter of 2014, Samsung lost its position as the leading smartphone company in China, losing ground to more affordable smartphones which entered the market last year.
Samsung lost in the third quarter of last year even more market share worldwide than it did the previous year. In 2014 its market share dropped to 24%, compared to 32% in the previous year. Samsung’s smartphone shipments went down to 73 million devices, compared to 80 million phones the company sold in the third quarter of 2013.
Samsung said that its profit went down by 37% in the fourth quarter of 2014 because of the Chinese competition.
The Samsung Galaxy A series could put the South Korean company back on its feet in 2015.
Although Samsung has not disclosed and y details about the price and release date, the new Samsung Galaxy A7 will be available in three colors: Midnight Black, Pearl White and Champagne Gold.
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