While we did report some press renders of the triple camera Galaxy A7 (2018), Samsung has surprisingly made the handset official in its homeland South Korea today. The Galaxy A7 (2018) debut marks Samsung’s new stance with its premium A series device which will be the first to get cutting-edge features. The triple camera is one of those features and this is Samsung’s first ever triple camera smartphone.
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Let’s get to the most interesting part first. The trio of sensors on the back of the glass-plated A7 consists of a 24MP autofocus sensor with f/1.7 aperture, an 8MP ultra wide sensor with f/2.4 aperture (Yay!) and a 5MP depth sensor. The setup is definitely interesting and we can’t wait to see the performance of the ultra-wide lens and the overall setup in low-light. The front camera is a 24MP shooter with f/2.0 aperture with Selfie Focus, and Pro Lighting Mode. The other key change is the side-mounted fingerprint reader embedded in the home button while not entirely new but it is the first from Samsung.
As for the other vital components, it’s what you can expect from a typical Galaxy A series device. It has a 6.0-inch Full-HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity display and an aspect ratio of 18.5:9. There’s a mystery octa-core processor clocked at 2.2GHz with a choice of 4GB/6GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB of native expandable storage.
The Galaxy A7 (2018) runs Android 8.0 Oreo on boot drawing power from a 3,300mAh battery. The handset has 4G VoLTE support, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Other notable features include Samsung Pay, Bixby (not Bixby Voice), and Dolby Atmos.
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The Galaxy A7 (2018) will be available in select European and Asian markets in Blue, Black, Gold and Pink paint jobs. Pricing hasn’t been announced yet but leaks suggested an asking price of $400 for the base variant.