​Samsung launches triple camera Galaxy A7 smartphone

Samsung Electronics has launched its first triple camera smartphone, the Galaxy A7, which comes with features usually reserved for the company's premium phones and will begin sales in early October in Asia and Europe.
Written by Cho Mu-Hyun, Contributing Writer

Samsung gets on the triple camera bandwagon with the Galaxy A7. Image: Samsung

Samsung Electronics has announced its first triple camera smartphone.

The Galaxy A7 comes with a 24 megapixel, 5 megapixel, and 8 megapixel camera on its back, and will begin sales in early October.

The 8 megapixel has a 120-degree wide lens, which Samsung claims as the same viewing angle as the human eye. The 24 megapixel and 5 megapixel will allow users to control the depth of field by adjusting the bokeh effect.

Samsung said the 24 megapixel lens combines four pixels into one in low light conditions for brighter photos.

The cameras also categorise subjects and optimise color, contrast and brightness to best represent them.

The A7 has a 24 megapixel front camera and adjustable LED flash, and has filters and AR emojis that can be added.

The phone packs a 6-inch Super AMOLED display and Dolby Atmos sound. It also has glass cover and fingerprint sensor. It comes in blue, black, gold, and pink. It also has the firm's AI assistant Bixby, as well as Samsung Pay and Samsung Health.

Earlier this month, Samsung mobile boss DJ Koh said the company's mid-range phones will get cutting-edge features before its flagships going forward.

The company is also aiming to become the first company to launch a foldable phone, possibly within the year.

Global runner-up Huawei, which surpassed Apple in shipments in the second quarter, has already launched its own triple camera phone.

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