After a month of leaks and speculations, South Korean smartphone brand, Samsung has officially launched it newest Galaxy A7 for the year. This smartphone marks Samsung’s foray into the triple camera smartphone segment as it features triple rear cameras and a 24-megapixel front facing camera.
Samsung is calling the Galaxy A7 (2018) just the Galaxy A7, though it is expected that the 2018 tag will be present on the retail boxing. The Galaxy A7 (2018) will be coming to select European and Asian markets this fall and is expected to be made available in other markets following that. It will be available in four colors which are Blue, Black, Gold and Pink. The company has not yet revealed the pricing of the device, but latest rumors claim that it will be around $400 (Rs 28,826 approx).
This will not just make it the first Samsung device to sport triple-rear cameras, but also the first mid-range device from the company to get a flagship level feature before its flagships do. Experts are of the opinion that this move is to make sure that the mid ranged devices are not overshadowed by the flagships and can have a spotlight of their own.
The Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) comes with a glass and metal unibody design and comes with a side-mounted fingerprint sensor which also doubles as the power button. This is the only other Galaxy smartphone to come with one apart from Galaxy J6+. The power and volume rockers are on the same side as well.
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) specs and features
The Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) features a 6-inch FHD+ (1080×2220) Super AMOLED Infinity display. But Samsung has not mentioned which SoC the device is running on, though it does mention that the chipset is clocked at 2.2GHz. The Galaxy A7 (2018) is powered by a 3,300mAh battery, and runs Android 8.0 Oreo.
The new smartphone from Samsung will have options of RAM and internal storage and come in combinations of 4GB/64GB, 4GB/128GB, and 6GB/128GB. Besides this it will also has support for microSD cards of upto 512GB. On top of this in terms of software features it includes Dolby Atmos, Samsung Pay, and Bixby (without Bixby Voice support).
Samsung for its first smartphone with triple-camera setup on the back are using a 24 megapixel primary sensor with f/1.7 aperture lens, 8 megapixel ultra-wide sensor with F/2.4 aperture lens for wide-angle photos, and a 5 megapixel sensor with f/2.2 aperture lens with depth sensor. The ultra-wide angle lens has a 120-degree viewing angle which happens to be the same as the human eye.
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Samsung will be combining the wide angle and the depth lenses to create a bokeh effect. Besides that, other features of the camera like Selfie Focus, Pro Lighting Mode, AR Emoji, filters and even the Scene Optimizer feature from Galaxy Note 9 are also present. The selfie camera on the Galaxy A7 (2018) will be a 24 megapixel sensor with with f/2.0 aperture lens.