After a lot of leaks and speculations, Samsung has now officially launched its new Galaxy A7 smartphone for the year. The Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) is the first smartphone from the South Korean giant to feature triple camera sensors at the back. While the company refers to the phone as Galaxy A7, we expect the retail package to have Galaxy A7 (2018) branding.
The phone hints at Samsung’s new strategy for the mid-range smartphones, in which the company is now introducing features that are even not available on its flagship phones. It seems like a good way to stand out in the crowded market.
The new Samsung Galaxy A7 features a 6-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity Display with 2220 x 1080 pixels screen resolution. Under the hood, the device is powered by an unspecified octa-core processor clocked at 2.2GHz.
It will be available in three memory configurations — 4GB of RAM with 64GB of internal storage, 4GB of RAM with 128GB of internal storage, and 6GB of RAM with 128GB of internal storage. All three models come with a microSD Slot, enabling users to further expand the storage capacity up to 512GB.
The major attraction for the phone is its triple camera setup on the back, placed in the top-left corner. It consists of a 24MP primary lens with f/1.7 aperture, an 8MP ultra-wide f/2.4 lens for wide-angle photos, and a 5MP f/2.2 depth sensor.
On the front side, there’s a 24MP selfie shooter with f/2.0 aperture and an adjustable LED flash. The camera comes with Samsung’s intelligent Scene Optimizer that categorizes the subject and adjusts the color, contrast, and brightness to optimize image quality.
Connectivity options on the device include 4G LTE Cat.6, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), NFC is some regions, GPS/GLONASS, and a micro USB port. It also comes with Dolby Atmos for headphones and Bluetooth audio, Samsung Pay, and Bixby.
There’s also a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, similar to what we saw on the recently announced Galaxy J6+. The phone runs Android 8.0 Oreo operating system out-of-the-box with the company’s own Samsung Experience custom interface on top. The device drives power from a 3,300mAh battery.
The Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) will be available in select European and Asian markets from this fall. The company also adds that the phone will also be available in additional markets in the near future. Samsung has not yet revealed the phone’s pricing information.