Another day, another detail has been leaked related to Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy A series. The new information, stemming from PhoneArena’s sources, suggests that the best of the three phones in the forthcoming line-up, Galaxy A7, will keep the entire series’ mid-range appeal, sporting a 5.5-inch full HD screen and an unspecified 64-bit processor. As far as we (don’t) know, this will likely be Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 410 or Snapdragon 615 SoC.
We’ve also heard that the entire series will launch with Android 4.4 KitKat, so that 64-bit chip will be rendered useless (in terms of additional horse power) until Android 5.0 Lollipop update is released. We are, however, betting Samsung won’t be waiting forever to launch said firmware upgrade.
So yes, the new range is made to, in a way, compete with Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
Again, the Galaxy A3 will apparently have a 4.5-inch, whereas the Galaxy A5 will rock a 5-inch display. Because of their fancy metal frames, the Galaxy A devices will be sold with a premium price tag. It is suggested that the Galaxy A7 will cost anywhere between $450 and $500, which is a lot of money considering the underlying specs. We’ll see whether Koreans manage to convince enough people their brand and the fancy frame are good enough reasons to pay that amount of cash.