Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy A7 handset, the latest entry in its relatively new Galaxy A range of smartphones.
With Samsung's official announcement we can now see how correct those rumours were, and put to rest some of the more outlandish claims.
The Galaxy A7 also features a 5.5-inch 1080p sAMOLED display, 2GB of RAM, 2600mAh battery, 16GB of storage space and a microSD slot for cards up to 64GB.
There will be two versions of the Galaxy A7; a single SIM and a dual-SIM variant. The single SIM version features a 32-bit Exynos 5430 processor, while the dual-SIM version contains a 64-bit Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor.
The main camera is a 13 megapixel snapper with autofocus and LED flash, and the front-facing camera comes with a 5 megapixel sensor.
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According to Samsung the Galaxy A7 sets 'a new standard for social interaction' thanks to a number of features including 'Ultra Wide Shot' and 'Auto Selfie' settings for the front facing camera, and voice and gesture commands for taking photos.
The LTE 4G connectivity should help make browsing social networks like Facebook and sharing your photos nice and quick – if you're that way inclined.
Samsung hasn't provided details about price and release date just yet, though the SamMobile website is suggesting that it will be priced at €509 (around £398, $600, AU$740), and will be on sale towards the end of the first quarter of 2015.
So far Samsung has simply stated that the Galaxy A7 will be available in selective markets in Pearl White, Midnight Black, and Champagne Gold. We've contacted Samsung to clarify what countries these 'selective markets' might include.
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