The next-generation Samsung Galaxy A7 will apparently have a notably more powerful battery than its predecessor, as a new FCC listing reveals.

Samsung stepped out of its comfort zone for a bit with its Galaxy A series devices, banking on sleek metallic designs at a time when plastic dominated its lineup. The Galaxy A series brought along a number of neat features, but battery life was not among the top aspects.

The more recent Galaxy A8 brought some improvements in this department, and the upcoming Galaxy A7 (second-generation) will apparently come with an impressive battery of its own.

While the existing Galaxy A7 (pictured here) has a 2,600 mAh battery that's a bit small to feed the handset's large full HD display, its successor should deliver a notably better performance thanks to a larger battery unit.

According to a new FCC listing, the next-generation Galaxy A7 will pack a 3,300 mAh battery under the hood, marking a great improvement over its predecessor. When it comes to the rest of the specifications, the new Samsung Galaxy A7 is expected to feature a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display with a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and pack a Snapdragon 615 processor paired with 3 GB of RAM.

Other rumored specs include 16 GB of built-in storage space, a microSD expansion slot for additional memory, a 13-megapixel rear camera, and a front-facing 5-megapixel shooter. On the software side, the handset is expected to launch with Android Lollipop on board.

Samsung has not made any official announcement regarding its next-generation Galaxy A series so far, but increasingly frequent leaks indicate an imminent launch. The Galaxy A7, at least, already made its way to TENAA and the FCC, both of which suggest that a release is just around the corner. Certifications from such authorities are usually among the last stops a device has to make before it hits the market, so it wouldn't be too surprising if the Galaxy A7 saw the light of day by the end of the year.

With no official confirmation from Samsung, however, it's still best to take everything with a grain of salt.

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