Back in January, Samsung announced the Galaxy A7, making it its thinnest smartphone ever. At 151 x 76.2 x 6.3 mm, the A7 is a tad thinner than Samsung's previous slimmest handsets: the 6.7mm Galaxy Alpha and Galaxy A5. As of this week, the Samsung Galaxy A7 can be pre-ordered in Europe, where it costs €499 (around $568). Both Amazon France and Amazon Germany are taking pre-orders for the A7, with Amazon France actually letting you buy the white variant of the handset right now - though it's asking €600 for it (so you're better off pre-ordering the black or gold versions, which should be in stock starting the coming weeks). At €499 the A7 is more expensive than the Galaxy S5 - which is still one of Samsung flagship smartphones, and can currently be bought for around €430 in Europe. It seems that the Galaxy A7 that's offered by Amazon is the model that's powered by Samsung's own Exynos 5 Octa 5430 processor, not the one using Qualcomm's octa-core Snapdragon 615. Other than that, the new handset features a 5.5-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display, 5 MP front-facing camera, 13 MP rear camera, 2 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of expandable storage space. The A7 sports a metal unibody, and includes a 2600 mAh battery. Obviously, with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge coming soon, the Galaxy A7 might be overlooked by some customers. The good news is that, once the S6 and S6 Edge are released, the A7 will probably be available for less than €499. At the moment, we don't know if Samsung plans to launch the Galaxy A7 in North America, but we will let you know when we find out. Anyone looking forward to buying the A7?