Samsung's first triple camera smartphone is not a flagship

Yolanda Curtis
September 20, 2018

The Samsung Galaxy A7 is the company's first phone to get a triple camera setup.

Sending a strong signal to Chinese players who play on camera strength in the competitive Indian market, Samsung is geared up to launch its first three rear-camera smartphone A7 this week and a four rear-camera device called A9 next month. We're looking at a 24-megapixel main lens, an 8-megapixel Ultra Wide lens, and a 5-megapixel Depth lens.

The 24MP sensor on Samsung Galaxy A7 automatically combines four pixels to form a bigger one, allowing for better quality images in low-light conditions.

The front camera is no slouch either, featuring 24-megapixel resolution, an adjustable LED flash and the "Selfie Focus" effect that brings bokeh to your self-portraits.

The Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) is powered by 2.2GHz octa-core processor and it comes with 4GB of RAM.

Samsung on Thursday came out of left field with a phone that's not a flagship, but which happens to sport a few features unseen on Samsung flagship handsets. It's got a side fingerprint sensor, Dolby Atmos sound tech and comes in blue, black, gold and pink. Samsung is offering three memory and storage configurations - 4GB + 64GB, 4GB + 128GB and 6GB + 128GB. Connectivity options on board include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v 5.0, USB Type-B, NFC (optional) 4G VoLTE and Global Positioning System, among others. It runs on Android 8.0 Oreo. Pricing details have not yet been announced, nor have we received confirmation that it's coming to Blighty.

Keeping up with the trends, the Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) offers slightly curved front and glass back while the side frame isn't specified, but seeing that it has no antenna lines it's likely made of plastic. It is disappointing that the Galaxy A7 (2018) does not feature a telephoto lens, so it appears that this hardware addition is not going to be present in mid-range handsets for the future.

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