Samsung Galaxy A7 launched: Specs, features, India price and everything you need to know
Samsung announced its 2018 Galaxy A7 in India on Tuesday. The phone has seen multiple iterations over the past few years, but this is the first time it's getting a true makeover right from the design to hardware. Of course, the biggest new addition is the triple cameras on the back, which makes it the first Samsung phone to offer this feature.
Samsung announced its 2018 Galaxy A7 in India on Tuesday. The phone has seen multiple iterations over the past few years, but this is the first time it's getting a true makeover right from the design to hardware. Of course, the biggest new addition is the triple cameras on the back, which makes it the first Samsung phone to offer this feature. The phone also comes with a taller display and a more premium look thanks to a glass panel on the back.
The Galaxy A7 (2018) reiterates Samsung's focus on its mid-range line. The Galaxy A series is one of the more popular lineups for the company in India, which is why the company is doubling down on its efforts to bring impressive design and hardware at a more affordable price point. Here's everything that you need to know about the new Galaxy A7.
Samsung Galaxy A7 specifications
Display: The Galaxy A7 brings a 6.0-inch FHD+ (1080x2220) Super AMOLED Infinity Display
Processor: It is powered by a 2.2GHz octa-core Exynos 7885 processor
RAM: The Galaxy A7 will come in two memory options - 4G and 6GB
Storage: The 4GB RAM variant will come with 64GB of internal storage. The 6GB RAM variant will be offered with 128GB of inbuilt storage. All variants will support storage expandability up to 256GB via a microSD card. Samsung says that Galaxy A7 supports full fully expandable memory which means you will be able to install all apps onto the memory card and you will also be able to move all the content to the memory card
Rear camera: The triple camera setup on the back includes an 8MP 120-degrees ultra wide-angle lens (f/2.4), a 24MP lens with f/1.7 aperture and a 5MP depth lens with f/2.2 aperture.
Front camera: Up front, the device brings a 24MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture
Battery: It houses a 3,300mAh battery
Software: It will ship with Android 8.0 Oreo with Samsung's Experience UI 9.0 on top
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v5.0, USB Type-B, NFC, GPS and 4G VoLTE
Samsung Galaxy A7 features
-- The Galaxy A7 is only the second phone ever to bring a triple camera setup following the Huawei P20 Pro. The system on the Galaxy A7 comes with a 8MP + 24MP + 5MP configuration, which promises to deliver crisp wide-angle photographs with support for depth sensing as well. The 24MP lens lets in more light by combining four pixels into one in low-light conditions.
-- The Galaxy A7's camera offers modes like Live Focus that will allow you to control the depth of field in real-time. Additionally, the Galaxy A7 also gets an Intelligent Scene Optimiser that allows the cameras to recognise the subject and adjust colour, contrast and brightness accordingly.
-- The 24MP front-facing camera gets LED flash support and the ability to capture bokehs with Selfie Focus. It also gets Pro Lighting Mode that mimics professional studio lighting, AR emoji, and filters.
-- In addition to an immersive Infinity Display, the Galaxy A7 also boasts an immersive sound experience thanks to Dolby Atmos support, which will also work via headphones as well. The phone also brings a premium all-glass design and a side fingerprint sensor as well much like the Galaxy J6+. The phone comes with Gorilla Glass 3 protection and a 2.5D curved glass on both the front and back.
-- Samsung is also highlighting Widevine L1 certification, which means you'll be able to stream content on popular streaming apps in true FHD resolution. L1 certification has been a buzzword these days after it was reported that the Poco F1 does not offer HD streaming on apps like Netflix.
Samsung Galaxy A7 price and availability
The 2018 Galaxy A7 has been priced starting at Rs 23,990 for the 4GB + 64GB variant and Rs 28,990 for the 6GB + 128GB variant. The device will be available between September 27 and 28 via Samsung's online shop, Flipkart and Samsung's newly opened Opera House. From September 29, the Galaxy A7 will go on sale across offline retail stores and Flipkart in Blue, Black and Gold colour options.