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(Pocket-lint) - The Samsung Galaxy A7 has appeared with full specs on show to reveal it will be Sammy's slimmest smartphone yet.

The phone appeared as the Samsung SM-A7009 as it was approved by China's Telecommunication Equipment Certification Centre. While the Samsung naming makes it sound like a member of the Galaxy Alpha family it's unclear if that will feature the metallic frame - initial leaked photos are a little too unclear to make that judgement at this stage.

What is clear are the specs for the Galaxy A7 which will come with a 5.5-inch display running a 1920 x 1080 resolution. The phone itself will be a meagre 6.3mm in thickness making it slimmer than Sammy's current slender winner the Alpha at 6.7mm.

The A7 will be powered by a 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor running at 1.5GHz and backed by 2GB of RAM. The handset will feature a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 5-megapixel front-facing selfie camera. There should be 16GB of storage built-in without an option to expand this. The A7 will be 4G LTE enabled and will come running Android 4.4.4 KitKat.

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No further details, like pricing or release date, have been revealed. Although since the handset is at the authentication process already we'd expect to see it announced soon.

READ: Samsung Galaxy Alpha

Writing by Luke Edwards.