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Samsung's new Galaxy A7 looks like a great alternative to the S6

Samsung Galaxy A7
Samsung Galaxy A7

Rumours of a new Samsung Galaxy A7 have been growing, and the spec list is looking quite impressive – and now a new, previously unseen A7 specification has appeared which includes Samsung's own processor.

The original Samsung Galaxy A7 offered some impressive specs in a great-looking phone, while being a lot cheaper than the flagship Samsung range.

Previous rumours showed a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 chipset under the hood of the new Galaxy A7, but the latest AnTuTu benchmarking leak shows a Samsung Exynos 7580 chipset. This suggests there are set to be at least two versions of the phone.

The Exynos processor features a total of eight Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.6GHz, and there's going to be 3GB of RAM.

New power

Testing of the chipset suggests it's on a similar level of power as the Snapdragon 615 with an overall score of 37,563 on AnTuTu.

The rest of the specs look quite interesting as well, with a 5.5-inch screen with a Full HD resolution, 16GB of storage and Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.

There's also a 13MP main camera, and a 5MP front-facing camera for selfies. There's no word yet on a release date – we'll keep you posted.

Via GforGames

James Peckham

James is Phones Editor for TechRadar, and he has covered smartphones for the best part of a decade bringing you news on all the big announcements from top manufacturers making mobile phones. James is often testing out and reviewing the latest and greatest mobile phones, smartwatches, tablets, virtual reality headsets, fitness trackers and more. He has also worked on other leading tech brands, such as T3 and Gizmodo UK, as well as appearing as an expert on TV and radio for the BBC and other publications. Be sure to follow him on Twitter for all the latest smartphone news.