Samsung has today announced the Galaxy A7, the company’s first smartphone to feature a triple rear camera set-up. The Galaxy A7 flaunts a dual glass design with a side mounted fingerprint sensor and comes with features such as Bixby, Samsung Pay, Samsung Health and Dolby Atmos audio among others.
The Galaxy A7 packs a 6-inch Super AMOLED Infinity display and is powered by an octa-core processor clocked at 2.0GHz. However, Samsung has not specified whether the device packs a Snapdragon processor or an Exynos SoC, and also, the processor powering the device will vary depending on the market.
The Galaxy A7 packs 4/6 GB of RAM and 64GB/128 GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 512GB via a microSD card. The device packs a 3,300 mAh battery and runs Android 8.0 Oreo on top of Samsung’s own custom UI.
Coming to the Galaxy A7’s standout feature, the device packs a triple rear camera set-up, which is a first for Samsung. The smartphone’s imaging hardware consists of a 24MP (F1.70) primary sensor, an 8MP (F2.4) Ultra-Wide angle lens with 120-degree field of view and a third 5MP (F2.0) lens to capture depth information.
The triple rear camera set-up is supported by software features such as Live Focus to control the depth of field effect and adjust bokeh variables, alongside a Scene Optimizer functionality which allows the camera to automatically identify the subject, tweak the color profile, contrast and brightness values to deliver superior quality images.
Galaxy A7 Specifications
|6.0” FHD+ (1080x2220) Super AMOLED
|Octa Core 2.2GHz
|4/6 GB RAM
|64/128 GB, expandable upto 512GB via microSD
|24MP AF (F1.7)+ 8MP (F2.4) Ultra Wide + 5MP (F2.2) Depth sensor
|Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor
|Network and Connectivity
|LTE Cat.6, 2CA, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80, Bluetooth® v 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), ANT+, USB Type-B, NFC(optional), GPS, Glonass, BeiDou**
|159.8 x 76.8 x 7.5 mm
On the front side, there is a 24MP sensor which is accompanied by a soft LED flash. The selfie camera comes with features such as Selfie Focus, Pro Lighting Mode and AR Emojis among others. The Galaxy A7 comes blue, black, gold and pink color options and will be available in select European and Asian markets in the fall season, however, Samsung has not revealed the pricing details of the device.