Samsung looks set to announce the latest model in its A range of devices, with rumours that the Galaxy A7 could be unveiled soon.

Media outlets have made much of the fact that the South Korean manufacturer has submitted the A7 design to the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

This indicates the model, named SM-A700 in the FCC filing, is close to release and is likely to be available across global markets.

The news comes after Samsung's Galaxy A5 was recently launched in China. The lower-cost A3 was also available in select markets from this month.

Discussing the company's A range, chief executive officer of Samsung Electronics JK Shin said the phones were aimed at making the brand more accessible to young consumers.

"The Galaxy A5 and A3 offer a beautifully crafted full metal unibody, slim design, superior hardware and the best possible social media experience," he explained.

However, Samsung has been more secretive about the high-end Galaxy A7, with TechRadar reporting that many industry commentators were unsure whether the device "would even be sold outside of Asia".

In fact, there has been no word of why the A7 appears to have a delayed release behind the A3 and the A5, although the model has now been confirmed on the Samsung website.

According to the FCC submission, the A7 will have NFC and LTE connectivity and measure 150 mm high with a width of 75 mm. This suggests that previously reported claims that the phone will have a 5.2-inch screen are correct.

The device is also said to have a 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution, with a 12 MP rear camera and a 64-bit Snapdragon 615 processer. Other features allegedly include 16 GB of internal memory and 2 GB of RAM.

In terms of aesthetics, many experts are expecting an all-metal design similar to the existing A3 and A5 models. However, Samsung fans will have to wait until the official announcement to see whether or not there is any truth to the rumours.ADNFCR-2155-ID-801763215-ADNFCR

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