Samsung Galaxy A7 with triple cameras, 6-inch AMOLED display launched in India starting at Rs 23,990
Samsung on Tuesday announced the Galaxy A7 in India. The newest phone in the company's Galaxy A series is a pretty important one as it is the first Samsung phone to bring a triple camera setup. Much like the Huawei P20 Pro, the Galaxy A7 sees a vertical camera system on the back with three different sensors. What's more notable is that this comes to a mid-range phone rather than Samsung's flagship Galaxy S or Note series. This reiterate the company's focus on offering great mid-range smartphones, a segment that's increasingly getting competitive as the years go by.
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.
Samsung Galaxy A7 specifications
The new Galaxy A7 comes with an updated design compared to last year's Galaxy A7 model. Expectedly, Samsung has brought its Infinity Display to the new version and a taller 6.0-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display. The top and bottom bezels are now slimmer than before allowing for a more immersive display. You won't find any fingerprint sensor on the front or on the back of the device. Instead, Samsung has embedded the sensor in the power button on the side of the frame, much like with the recent Galaxy J6+. Apart from an immersive display, the Galaxy A7 also boasts an immersive sound experience with Dolby Atmos support. Samsung added that the Galaxy A7 comes with Widevine L1 certification which will allow you to stream
The back of the Galaxy A7 sees a glass panel which is clean except for the triple cameras arranged vertically on the top left corner. The system includes an 8MP 120-degrees ultra wide-angle lens (f/2.4), a 24MP lens with f/1.7 aperture and a 5MP bokeh lens with f/2.2 aperture. The 24MP sensor, Samsung says, will let in more light by combining four pixels into one for improved low-light photographs. The cameras also support a scene optimiser feature that uses AI to detect a scenario and automatically adjusts the camera settings based on that. The A7 also supports slow-mo video recording and hyperlapse.
Up front, the Galaxy A7 comes with a single 24MP front-facing sensor with f/2.0 aperture. The front camera also supports Live Focus, a Pro Lightning Mode that will mimic studio lighting, AR Emoji and some filters.
Powering the Galaxy A7 is a 2.2GHz octa-core Exynos 7885 processor. This is coupled with either 4GB or 6GB. Depending on the RAM option, you'll get 64GB or 128GB of internal storage. Samsung is offering Fully expandable memory with support up to 512GB microSD. You can install all apps onto the memory card and you will also be able to move all the content to the memory card.
The Galaxy A7 houses a 3,300mAh battery and will ship with Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box. The handset measures 7.5mm in thickness, which Samsung says makes it the slimmest in its segment. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v5.0, USB Type-B, GPS and 4G VoLTE, among others. At this price, the Galaxy A7 is now the cheapest phone with a triple lens setup. It will be competing against the Vivo V11 Pro and Poco F1 in the country. Stay tuned for our first impressions of the new Galaxy A7.