A couple of weeks ago rumors started to surface about another new device in Samsung’s Galaxy A range. The company officially launched the Galaxy A3 and the Galaxy A5 at the end of October, and the A5 went on sale in China at the end of November. The rumored new addition to the line is the Galaxy A7 and according to a magazine advert seen by SamMobile, the A7 will be a 5.2 inch device and not a 5.5 inch one. The same magazine advert also has information about a totally new phone called the Galaxy Grand Max.
It was thought that the Galaxy A7 would be a 5.5 inch device, but the new magazine information shows it with a 5.2 inch display. However the rest of the information on the A7 seems to be in line with the rumors, namely it will have an octa-core processor (maybe an Exynos 5433 or possibly a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615), 2GB RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, a 13-megapixel rear facing camera, a 5-megapixel front facing camera, and a 2,500 mAh battery. The rumored specs actually had a 2,600 mAh battery, but what is 100 mAh between friends.
What that basically means is the A3 is a 4.5 inch quad core device, the A5 is a 5 inch quad-core device, and the A7 is 5.2 inch octa-core. The A3 only has 1GB of RAM, while the A5 and A7 have 2GB. In fact other than the slightly larger screen and the better processor, there is little else to distinguish the A5 from the A7. Which is actually probably want Samsung are aiming for – a range of similar devices where each one in the series is just slightly better than the model below it.
As for the Galaxy Grand Max, this is a new model in the Galaxy Grand series. According to the magazine advert it has a 5.2-inch display, a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1.5GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, and a microSD card slot. There is also a 13-megapixel rear facing camera and a 5-megapixel front facing camera.
The A7 and the Grand Max both come with Android 4.4 KitKat, but there are no references to any possible updates to Android 5.0, however that doesn’t exclude the possibility.
What do you think of the new Galaxy A range, and specifically the rumored A7?