Slip up #2: Samsung 'accidentally' confirms the existence of the Galaxy A7 (2018)

Just a few days ago, Samsung accidentally confirmed the existence of its upcoming Galaxy A5 (2018) mid-ranger by inadvertently listing it on its own website. True, nothing of importance like specs or features got revealed, but the leak willy-nilly confirmed Samsung’s successful mid-ranger exists.
Well, the same just happened with the Galaxy A7 (2018) as well – what’s expected to be Samsung’s mid-range flagship for next year got listed on the company’s Russian website revealing the model name of the device, SM-A730F, which falls in line with the rest of the …


A midranger to rule them all: leaked Galaxy A7 (2018) specs taunt new Exynos and 6GB RAM

Samsung’s Galaxy A-series is the sweet spot between the affordable but lowly J-line, and the flagship S portfolio, so every time a new one is on the horizon, our collective attention peaks. The purported specs for the Galaxy A7 (2018) just leaked out on Geekbench, and, since the line is expected to follow the new bezel-less design of Samsung, they are only icing on the potential A-series cake.

The upcoming Galaxy A7 (SM-A730F) is listed with an Exynos 7885 chipset, whose leaked specs back in the summer denoted a 14nm octa-core processor with 2x A73 + 6x A53 cores, …

Alleged cases for Samsung Galaxy A5 and A7 (2018) show off Bixby button, hint at Infinity Display

Samsung’s Galaxy A series is one of its… less exciting ones. Up until this year’s introduction of the Infinity Display and the design decisions needed to accommodate for it, the A series was where the company sold mid-rangers dressed up as flagships.

But recent rumors have suggested 2017 may turn out to be just an exception after all. That is, the A series may get its own take on the Infinity Display starting next year, which will again bring it closer to the design of the company’s flagship S series.
And as it turns out, …

Alcatel A7 and A7 XL hands on

Not to be outdone by all the recent releases, Alcatel has
unleashed two of its own lower-mid-range contenders – the A7 and A7 XL. We take a first look at these devices to see if they pack enough value and features to create some buzz in this already crowded price point.

Design and Display

 

The XL is the better looking, metal bodied, and obviously
larger of the two. Packing a 6-inch, 1080p IPS display, the A7 XL’s metal
backing gives a more premium feel than the textured plastic of the A7, which
has a slightly smaller 5.5-inch 1080p IPS display. They’re both thicker …

Alcatel A7

The Alcatel A7 comes with a 1.5 GHz octa-core processor, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage (expandable via microSD card slot), 5.5-inch 1080p screen, 16-megapixel main camera and a 8-megapixel selfie shooter.

Unlocked Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) now available in the US

The Galaxy A7 (2017), one of Samsung’s nicest mid-range smartphones released this year, is now available to buy in the US. More exactly, the handset is not officially released stateside by Samsung, but you can purchase its dual SIM version from B&H Photo Video.

While you may also find the Galaxy A7 (2017) through third-party vendors via Amazon, you’re not getting any kind of US warranty by buying it that way. At B&H, the retailer offers the phone with 1-year warranty, asking $379.99 for it. 

The blue and gold variants of the handset are in stock …

Alcatel A7 specs and press renders leaked out ahead of IFA announcement

Alcatel is expected to introduce a handful of Android smartphones at IFA in early September. A few of them have already been leaked such as the Alcatel U5 HD, A3 Plus, and A7 XL.

But these are not the only device Alcatel plans to announce in less than two weeks. Apparently, there’s a regular Alcatel A7 on the way as well, which be launched alongside the A7 XL model.

The Alcatel A7 is a solid mid-range smartphone that runs Android 7.0 Nougat. It’s powered by a 1.5GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6750T processor, coupled with either 3 or 4GB RAM, and 32GB expandable …

Alcatel A3 Plus, A7 XL and U5 HD leak ahead of IFA 2017 reveal

At least three new Android smartphones will be introduced by Alcatel at IFA 2017. The unannounced devices have been leaked over the weekend and are likely to make their debut on the market this fall.

The Alcatel A3 Plus comes in two variations (3G and 4G) and sports a 5.5-inch display with HD (720p) resolution. Even though this is a cheap device, it will feature a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor on the 3G model, but the 4G version will have the fingerprint scanner on the front side.

Next in line, the Alcatel A7 XL is a huge smartphone …

Android 7.0 Nougat update rolling out to Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)

It’s been about a month since we reported the Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) might soon get the long-awaited Android 7.0 Nougat update. The smartphone was certified at Wi-Alliance back in July, and the listing revealed it runs a new version of the OS.

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) was launched in January with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on board, even though Google had released Nougat for several months already.

It looks like Samsung is determined to fix that as Android 7.0 Nougat is now rolling out to Galaxy A7 (2017). SamMobile reports the update is now available in Thailand, but this is just …

Galaxy S9, Note 8 and A7 (2018) chipsets tipped: Exynos 9810, 9610 and a hexa-core 7885

Samsung announced the Exynos 8895 chipset in the Galaxy S8 as a member of its Exynos 9-series, even though it is coded with the number eight still, so a true Exynos 9xxx is yet to hit the tape. This may all be changing soon, though, as a leakster with a proven track record of outing mobile processors before they are announced, has posted some info on an eventual Exynos 9610. 

Still built on the 10nm process as the Galaxy S8 chipset, the 9610 is said to land with four powerful Cortex-A73 nodes, clocked at 2.4 GHz, and four frugal Cortex-A53 ones for the …