Galaxy A7 (2017) tipped to be water-resistant, sport a 5.7" display

November 15, 2016 16:40


Last year, Samsung unveiled its A-series crop for this year in December, and, judging from the increase of leaks about the eventual Galaxy A7 (2017), it might out the new models next month, which would be about a year after the A7 2016 model.

A tipster has relayed detailed info about the A7 (2017), which mostly corroborates the leaks about the handset coming from its previous appearances on AnTuTu and Zauba. First things first, the new A7 is expected to sport a 5.7" 1080p Super AMOLED display, which would make it slightly larger than the 5.5-inch A7 (2016).

Previous rumors pegged the 2017 edition as having a 5.7" panel, but things might have progressed since then, since the new A-series flagship is said to sport a 157.69 x 76.92 x 7.8mm chassis, against the 151.5 x 74.1 x 7.3 mm of its predecessor. That added bulk may have gone into the battery pack, as the A7 (2017) will apparently come with a 3600 mAh juicer now.

The phone is expected to be powered by an Exynos 7880 and have 3 GB RAM as well as 32 GB storage plus memory card slot for its expansion. The camera duties may undergo an interesting twist - both the front and rear cameras are tipped to be with 16 MP resolution, though the main shooter would come with wide f/1.9 aperture.

A finger scanner and USB-C port are par for the course on a phone marked with 2017 in its name, but the most intriguing part of the whole setup, save for the high-res selfie snapper, is that the Galaxy A7 (2017) is said to sport IP68 certification, marking a first for the A-series of Samsung phones.