Samsung Galaxy A7: UAE release is announced

The world is waiting for the Samsung to unveil its new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S6, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this evening.

For those of whom can’t wait that long for their Samsung fix, the company has announced another device in its Galaxy range for release in the UAE.

The Galaxy A7 follows on the heels of the A3 and A5, which were released last month.


“The Galaxy A7 has been developed with social media enthusiasts in mind and makes sharing content even more enjoyable through enhanced features and technology,” said Hayssam Yassine, head of Telecommunications Group at Samsung Gulf Electronics.

With a 5.5in screen, the A7 is slightly smaller than the Galaxy Note 4, but similarly has a Super Amoled screen albeit at a lower resolution.

It comes with a 13-megapixel rear camera and 5-megapixel front selfie camera. The advanced selfie features include Ultra Wide Shot and Auto Selfie modes, which make it possible to take a photograph using only a voice command or a wave of the hand.

The Galaxy A7 is available at Dh1,799 in white, black, and gold.

Galaxy A7 vs Galaxy Note 4:

Weight: A7 – 141g, Note 4 – 176g

Screen size: A7 – 5.5in, Note 4 – 5.7in

Resolution: A7 – 1080×1920, Note 4 – 1440×2560

Rear camera: A7 – 13-megapixel, Note 4 – 16-megapixel

Front camera: A7 – 5-megapixel, Note 4 – 3.7-megapixel

Storage: A7 – 16GB, Note 4 – 32GB

Battery talk time: A7 – 17 hours, Note 4 – 20 hours

Processor: A7 – 1,500MHz, Note 4 – 1,900MHz

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