A leaked User Agent Profile confirms that Galaxy A7 SM-A700FD will pack a 1080p display, which is a dual-SIM version of the device. The screen will have a 5.5" diagonal, giving it 400ppi pixel density, up from Galaxy Alpha's 312ppi.
The profile also reveals that the Galaxy A7 will have a 64-bit processor (ARMv8-A instruction set) and will be clocked at 1.5GHz.
Even the entry level A series phone, the Galaxy A3, will have a 64-bit processor a Snapdragon 410 probably, with a quad-core Cortex-A53 processor at 1.2GHz. It seems that the Galaxy A5 will use the same chipset, but it's not clear yet if the Galaxy A7 will go up to Snapdragon 61x or simply go for an overclocked 410.
The Samsung Galaxy A7 will launch with Android 4.4.4 KitKat next month and is rumored to cost around $450 - $500.
A smartphone as good-looking as the Samsung Galaxy Alpha takes quite the display of beauty to advertise it properly. Luckily, Dutch supermodel Doutzen Kroes was up for the challenge and shot a series of glamorous commercials for Samsung's chief iPhone 6 competitor.
After carefully evaluating the video from various angles in our research center, we're happy to confirm that gorgeous Doutzen, who we'd totally swipe right on Tinder by the way, has done a satisfactory job promoting Samsung's beautiful metallic phone.
In the video, you can watch her do typical supermodel stuff, such as partying with friends in high-class establishments, taking a group selfie with super-fast autofocus, and looking especially happy chatting on the Galaxy Alpha in the back of a limousine. The video carries a "Your Style, Your Alpha" tagline that we're not totally sure what to make of, but every ad needs a tagline, so there you have it.
Samsung announced its first 64-bit Chip, the Exynos 7 Octa. It will be the first chip to fully supports Android 5.0 Lollipop which is also the first 64-bit Android OS.
With the Exynos 7 Octa, the company is going to have a much better time with customers differentiating the more powerful Galaxy Note 4 from the Galaxy Alpha, which also packs an Exynos 5 Octa (5430). However, it's a much less powerful one with a quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A15 and quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7 CPU.
The Exynos 7 Octa features a octa-core cpu consisting of four Cortex-A57 and for Cortex-A53 cores made using Samsung's 20nm manufacturing process. This results in a 57% boost performance over the previous generation Exynos 5 Octa chipset and thanks to the new manufacturing process, draws less power, too.
You may have Smartphone with Wi-Fi 802.11ac in your hands now, and it was just released. However, Samsung is already looking ahead to improve this Technology even further. The company has announced that it has managed to complete the development of the Wi-Fi 802.11ad standard and is ready to commercialize it.
The new 802.11ad standard operates at a 60GHz frequency and enables high transmission speeds of up to 4.6Gbps, which is 575MB/s. That's an increase of 5x times compared to the 802.11ac standard, which is capable of 866Mbps, or 108MB/s.
Samsung says that the 802.11ad standard maintains maximum speed by eliminating the co-channel interface and thus removing the gap between theoretical and actual speeds. The 60GHz frequency is more than 10x times faster than that of 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi technologies.
The Smartphone market is unstable, it has its ups and downs. Samsung announced its earnings guide for Q3 2014. The Korean giant expects a significant drop in profits over the same period last year about 60% to be precise.
The company expects to record profits of 4.1 trillion won (about $3.8 billion) from approximately 47 trillion won in sales. The latter are down 20% from this time last year.
Smartphone sales by Samsung are slightly up for the period. However, increased marketing costs and declining product prices hurt the company's bottom line.