Samsung's upcoming and unannounced mid-range Galaxy E7 has revealed its specs on GFXBench. The 5.5-inch phablet will include a 720p display, 64-bit quad-core processor, and 12-megapixel camera.
In November, Samsung announced that it planned to launch 30 percent less smartphone models in 2015. The announcement came after the company reported a significant decline in the sales of its smartphone lineup. Samsung had been notorious for releasing as many smartphones as possible in order to appeal to specific customers and easily maintain its lead over Apple and its iPhone in terms of market share.
The planned cut in smartphones released in 2015 will allow Samsung to concentrate more on design, user experience, and services it offers. The company is expected to launch its flagship Galaxy S5 successor; the Galaxy S6 at Mobile World Congress in March. Recent reports have claimed that Samsung plans on taking a page out of its current high-end Galaxy Note phablet series, which consists of the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge by unveiling the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge.
Samsung is also reportedly planning on adding an entirely new series to its 2015 smartphone lineup in the form of the Galaxy E series. The handsets are expected to be part of the company's mid-range smartphone family and the upcoming Galaxy E7 has made a stop at GFXBench, revealing the phablet's specs.
The GFXBench results show the Galaxy E7's model number is SM-E7000 and it's running Android 4.4.4 KitKat; it's very likely that it will receive an update to Android 5.0 Lollipop. The Galaxy E7 will feature a 5.5-inch 1280 x 720 display, include 16 GB of internal storage, and 2 GB of RAM. The handset will use a 64-bit 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor and Adreno 306 GPU (graphics unit processing).
The Galaxy E7 will boast a 12-megapixel rear camera with the ability to record 1080p Full HD video, and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera for video chat and selfies.
There's no word on an exact release date but considering Samsung's presence at CES 2015 in January and Mobile World Congress in March, an official Galaxy E unveiling is coming soon.