This week, the Samsung Galaxy A7 popped up in the headlines more often than not, and today we center our attention on the A7 once again. The reason for this is because the Galaxy A7 showed up in AnTuTu’s database rocking an unexpected hardware setup.
Those of you who might already be familiar with the device should know that, according to previous leaks, the upcoming Galaxy A7 will be equipped with a Snapdragon 615 SoC. However, the terminal spotted in AnTuTu today uses a different chipset, namely the Exynos 7580.
The rest of the hardware specifications remain unchanged, so we can only assume that the A7 will, in fact, be released in two main variants powered by different SoCs.
For a closer look at what the device has in store for us, keep scrolling down and join us below.
Samsung Galaxy A7 With Exynos 7580 Appears in AnTuTu
The Samsung Galaxy A7 spotted in AnTuTu is identified by the same model number we spotted at Bluetooth SIG yesterday. But surprisingly enough, instead of a Snapdragon 615 the terminal uses the same chipset as the Samsung Galaxy J7 and S5 Neo – namely the Exynos 7580.
The chipset was built using 28nm technology and features a total of 8 Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.6 GHz. The CPU operates alongside a Mali-T720 MP2 graphics chip and 3 GB of RAM. According to the source, the Exynos 7580 performs on a similar level with the Snapdragon 615 and MediaTek M6752, yielding an overall score of 37,563 points in AnTuTu’s benchmark.
Otherwise, the Galaxy A7 with Exynos on-board holds no other surprises. It is equipped with a 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080, it has 16 GB of internal storage, a 13 MP primary camera and a 5 MP front-facing shooter, and runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.
Given that both the Galaxy A7 and A5 are part of the same family of smartphones, it remains to be seen whether the smaller A5 will receive the same chipset treatment as its larger counterpart. So far, the A5 was only exposed with an Exynos 7 Octa chipset under the hood.
We’ll keep you posted if we find out more so stay tuned.