South Korean smartphone giant, Samsung has announced a new member in its Galaxy A lineup. Dubbed as the Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018), it's the company's first smartphone with triple rear cameras. Surprisingly, Samsung has added three cameras on the back side of a mid-range smartphone, but not on a flagship. The price of the Galaxy A7 (2018) is €349 (approx. Rs 29,100) and the Indian launch details are awaited. Other key features include a 2.2GHz processor underneath, up to 6GB of RAM & 128GB of internal storage, 24MP selfie camera and it boots Android 8.1 Oreo-based Samsung Experience UI.
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018): Features and Specifications
The highlight of the Galaxy A7 (2018) is the triple rear camera setup, so let's begin with that. To be honest, the Galaxy A7 (2018) doesn't come anywhere close to what Huawei P20 Pro offered us. For the unaware, Huawei P20 Pro was the first triple camera smartphone to launch back in March. The Galaxy A7 (2018) sports a 24MP primary sensor with f/1.7 aperture. An 8MP wide-angle sensor and a 5MP sensor with f/2.2 accompanies the primary sensor. Frontal, Samsung has added a 24MP selfie shooter and it features pixel binning technology.
The Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) flaunts a 6-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display on the front with a resolution of 1080×2220 pixels. The phone measures 7.5mm in thickness and weighs 168 grams. The smartphone is powered by a 2.2GHz processor and comes in 4GB/64GB and 6GB/128GB storage option. Users can also expand storage up to 512GB with a microSD card. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC and a USB Type-C port.
The fingerprint scanner is present on the rear side and the device is backed by a 3300mAh battery with adaptive fast charging. It runs Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box.
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018): Pricing and Availability
Samsung has launched the device in four colour options- Black, Blue, Pink and Gold. The phone is priced at €349 which converts to Rs 29,400. Samsung stated that the device would be available in European markets first and it will be available for purchase in Asian markets including India in October.
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018): Competitors in India
As mentioned above, the Galaxy A7 (2018) is a mid-range smartphone and it takes on the likes of smartphones such as the Nokia 7 Plus and OnePlus 6. If it reaches the Indian market sometime next month, Samsung will surely price it over Rs 30,000, keeping it beside the Samsung Galaxy A8 Star. Also, with the OnePlus 6T arriving soon, it will be interesting to see how Samsung markets this device.