The Galaxy A7 has popped up on FCC and the filing of the model "SM-A700H" reveals that the smartphone will not have LTE support.
According to Blog of Mobile, the Galaxy A7 passed via the FCC on Dec. 3, 2014, and sports the FCC ID of A3LSMA700H. Per the FCC listing, the SM-A700H will offer dual band W-CDMA connectivity. It will also offer support for Bluetooth v4.0 and dual-band Wi-Fi.
Last week, another variant of the Galaxy A7 was spotted on TENAA, which is the Chinese communications authority, but this model "SM-A7009" unlike its SM-A700H counterpart offered LTE support.
Rumors suggest that the metal-clad Galaxy A7 is poised to become Samsung's slimmest phone to date as it measures 150.9 x 75.9 x 6.3 mm and will weigh 133 grams. The Galaxy A7 is the sibling of the Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5, and part of the Galaxy Alpha line-up of smartphones. It is expected to tout a sleek metal body and high-resolution secondary cameras for consumers' selfie needs.
Previous leaks hint at a screen size between 5.2 to 5.5 inches for the Galaxy A7. The device will sport a Super AMOLED display with 1080p resolution. The smartphone will likely house an 8-core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor clocked at 1.5GHz. The Galaxy A7 is also rumored to have a 12-megapixel primary camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.
The upcoming smartphone will likely have 2GB of RAM and 16GB of on-board memory. It is also anticipated to come with Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box.
The FCC filing does not reveal whether the SM-A700H will have microSD card support, but given that most Samsung phones do, it is likely that this one will not be an exception.
The release date of the Galaxy A7 is still shrouded in mystery and the FCC filing does not offer any hints. However, the smartphone will likely release in the U.S. as the network band certification suggests the same.