Published: Fri, September 21, 2018
Technology | By Lionel Gonzales

Samsung unveils its first triple camera handset: the Galaxy A7

Samsung unveils its first triple camera handset: the Galaxy A7

Samsung obviously wants to focus on the camera with the new Galaxy A7. And it looks like that might be a safer bet now.

What's interesting about the handset is that its main feature is a triple-lens camera on the back that's not available on any Samsung device right now.

The Galaxy A7 is fueled by a 3300mAh battery with adaptive fast charging.

This puts to rest rumours that the Galaxy S10 Plus may be Samsung's first triple-camera smartphone.

The mid-ranger also features a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, support for Dolby Atmos (on headphones only), and Google's Android 8.0 Oreo OS, complete with Samsung's software additions - including Samsung Health and Bixby - loaded on top.

However, there is no news on the local price of the device just yet so we have to wait until the official local launch of the product which is on the 11 October 2018.

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As for the cameras, Samsung lists a 24-megapixel shooter at F1.7, 8-megapixel Ultra-Wide at F2.4 (120°), and a 5-megapixel Depth lens at F2.2.

There's also a 24MP camera for selfies on the front of the device, with adjustable LED flash and Selfie Focus for bokeh effect selfies.

Earlier this year, Huawei unveiled the P20 Pro, its latest flagship phone equipped with a triple-lens camera along with the P20 model. Not for now, at least, as Samsung told us that it will be available in Europe and Asia "this fall", but will roll out to additional markets in the future, hopefully including North America as well.

On the connectivity part, the smartphone offers, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80, Bluetooth v5, GPS + GLONASS, NFC (Optional).

Editor's Note: A previous version of this article incorrectly claimed the Galaxy Watch model launched in India included LTE support. The dimensions are 159.8 x 76.8 x 7.5 mm and it weighs 168 grams. The smartphone will come in blue, black, gold and pink color options.

The Samsung Galaxy S9 was £739 and now you can save £100, putting the new price at £639.

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