Today, Samsung Malaysia begins receiving pre-orders for their brand new mid-range smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018). If you’re interested in securing a unit for yourself, here’s everything you need to know about the phone, where you can pre-order it, and what you will get when you do.
UPDATE: Samsung Malaysia is now receiving pre-orders for the Galaxy A7 (2018). Details below.
The latest Galaxy A (2017) series is now official and they have just revealed its full hardware specs. This is their new mid-range smartphones that offer premium design and IP68 water/dust resistance. Like its previous generations, it will come in 3 models which vary in sizes – Galaxy A3 (4.7″), Galaxy A5 (5.2″) and Galaxy A7 (5.7″).
Samsung Malaysia has officially announced the Galaxy A series for 2017. This is their new mid-range smartphone lineup with flagship features. For the first time, Samsung has also added IP68 dust and water resistance on its Galaxy A series.
Samsung will be announcing the Galaxy A (2017) series next week and Malaysia is among the first wave countries to get it. The Malaysian launch is happening on the 5th January and we now have more details on its pre-order promo. Read on for the full details.
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Getting ready for the upcoming Raya season, Samsung’s promotion this year is giving buyers a chance to walk away with a Mvyi along with the purchase of a brand new Samsung Galaxy device.
The promotion is ongoing from now till the 19th of July and the brand is giving away 20 cars to lucky winners. To top it off, all purchases will be getting freebies of up to RM 569 depending on the device purchased.
If you’re looking for a slim phablet, the latest Samsung Galaxy A7 is now available on contract with Maxis. This 5.5″ Full HD device is the largest of the Galaxy A series and it carries a retail price tag of RM1,499.
The full bundled pricing for the Galaxy A7 are as follows for 24 months duration:
MaxisONE Plan Lite (1GB – RM78/month) – RM999
MaxisONE Plan (2GB – RM128/month) – RM799
MaxisONE Plan (3GB – RM158/month) –
RM799RM588 (CNY Promo)
With its current Chinese New year Double Prosperity offer, the Galaxy A7 can be yours at RM588 and you’ll get an extra 1GB of data Free for 6 months if opt for an extra 1GB with your MaxisOne Plan for RM30/month. During sign up, you’ll need to pay an advance payment equivalent to 4 months subscription, which will be rebated back to your monthly bill usage.
To recap on the specs, the Galaxy A7 features a 5.5″ Full HD Super AMOLED display that’s wrapped around in a unibody metal design. Powering the device is an Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor with 2GB of RAM and it also comes with 16GB of storage that’s expandable with microSD. For imaging, it gets a 13MP main camera and a 5MP front shooter, similar to the Galaxy A5. The Galaxy A7 is also the thinnest Samsung smart phone to date at 6.3mm, and that’s despite having a 2,600mAh capacity battery underneath.
For more info, head over to Maxis’s Galaxy A7 product page.
The Samsung Galaxy A7, the largest of its Galaxy A series will be officially available in Malaysia starting this February across Samsung Experience Stores and authorised dealers. The Galaxy A7 retails at RM1,499, and it is a step up from its mid-tier Galaxy A5 that’s priced at RM1,199. It gets 3 colour options – Pearl White, Midnight Black, and Champagne Gold.
What you’ll get is a phablet sized 5.5″ Full HD Super AMOLED display and it runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Octa-Core processor with 2GB of RAM. On-board it has 16GB of storage which can be expanded with microSD. The cameras are similar with the Galaxy A5 with a 13MP main camera and a front facing 5MP cam that supports wide selfie. It also has 4G LTE support as well as a larger 2,600mAh capacity battery which is non removable.
Compared to the rest of the Galaxy A series, the Galaxy A7 is the thinnest of the lot at 6.3mm. In fact, this is the thinnest Samsung smart phone to date, beating the Galaxy Alpha that’s 6.7mm thick. Want to know what else is different? You can refer to the Galaxy A series infographic over here.
Check out some hands-on photos of the Galaxy A7 after the break.
Samsung will be introducing a variety of new smart phones into Malaysia as 4 new devices have been spotted in our local SIRIM database. Their current top of the line Galaxy Note Edge has been listed with the model number SM-N915F that’s likely to feature a 2.7GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 805 processor with 3GB of RAM. The official release date isn’t known yet but it should be happening within the next month or so. Expect the price to carry a premium over the Galaxy Note 4 and hopefully it is much cheaper than the asking price by grey importers.
Also making an appearance is the Galaxy A7, its mid-range offering that comes with a 5.5″ Full HD display. For Malaysia, it appears that we are getting the dual-SIM (SM-A700FD) version that runs on an Octa-Core Snapdragon 615 processor (1.5GHz Quad Core + 1.0GHz Quad-Core).
UPDATE: Samsung updates Galaxy A7 specs with a Full HD display instead of just HD 720p announced previously.
Samsung has officially announced its Galaxy A7, the biggest and newest member of its Galaxy A series. The new model made its early appearance recently during the Malaysian launch of the Galaxy A3 & Galaxy A5.
Going through the specs, the Galaxy A7 is the biggest of the lot with a 5.5″ Full HD Super AMOLED display and it runs on a notch higher 64-bit Octa-Core Snapdragon 615 processor that’s mated to 2GB of RAM. It also includes 16GB of on-board storage that’s expandable via microSD, 13MP main camera and a front facing 5MP selfie camera. Like the previous 2 models, the Galaxy A7 also comes in a premium unibody design that has a metal frame.
As expected with a bigger screen, the on-board battery is larger too at 2,600mAh capacity. Despite that, it carries a much slimmer 6.3mm body, making it the thinnest smart phone from Samsung so far. Overall it weighs 141g which is 18 grams heavier than the Galaxy A5. Apparently there are 2 different variants available – a single-SIM LTE version that runs a 1.8GHz Quad-Core + 1.3GHz Quad-Core set up and a another LTE/3G dual-SIM variant that’s running on a lower 1.5GHz Quad-Core + 1.0GHz Quad-Core combination.
Check out the full specs and hands-on photos from the recent Galaxy A launch after the break.