Samsung has announced the Galaxy A7, a mid-range smartphone that features a rear-facing triple-camera. The new Galaxy A7 comes several months after rival Huawei launched the P20 Pro a high-end device using a triple camera in conjunction with Leica, the renowned lens and camera manufacturer.
The new Galaxy A7 features a 24MP sensor and F1.7 primary camera module (with an unspecified focal length but likely a wide-angle, equivalent to 28mm) as well as an 8MP sensor with F2.4 super-wide-angle with a 120-degree field of view (equivalent to a 12.5mm). Surprisingly, unlike the Huawei P20 Pro, the third camera is not equipped with a short telephoto lens. Instead the Samsung Galaxy A7 adopts a 5MP camera module which is used for depth recognition and subsequently faux background blur, or “boke or bokeh” as it has become known in anglicized form, when used in the scene-based portrait mode.
In addition to the well-specified rear camera, the Samsung Galaxy A7 offers a high-end front camera for some serious selfies, even in low-light. Besides featuring an unusually high resolution 24MP / F2.0 camera module which can combine input from four pixels into one in low light, it has adjustable LED flash output and a “bokeh” mode.
As a mid-range device with “everyday features”, as Samsung claim, the company hasn’t scrimped on components, with the Galaxy A7 featuring a 6-inch Super AMOLED display with a 1,080 x 2,220 resolution. The Android OS is powered by an 8-core processor, either Exynos or Snapdragon, and, either 4 or 6GB of RAM, depending on the region.
Built-in memory options are offered up to 128GB and Samsung thoughtfully include a microSD slot for further expansion, up to 512GB.
Security is provided by a fingerprint sensor and Dolby Atmos sound (via headphone use only) is also included. Availability is said to be this fall or autumn, however, there’s no word on price at the time of publishing.
Via Samsung Newsroom.
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