The triple rear camera is a relatively new phenomenon in the smartphone industry, with the most notable being Huawei’s premium handset, the P20 Pro.
But in a surprise move, Samsung has introduced their first device with a triple rear camera into their mid-range, rather than premium, series of Galaxy devices.
Samsung announced that the new Galaxy A7 will sport a triple rear camera, featuring an 8MP ultra wide-angle lens, and 24MP main lens and a 5MP “depth lens”.
“Samsung is committed to delivering meaningful innovation to all consumers across the Galaxy family, no matter who they are or where they are in the world,” Justin Hume, Director of Integrated Mobility at Samsung South Africa, said in a statement on 20 September.
“That’s why we’re excited to introduce innovative new features to the A series with the Galaxy A7, a practical but powerful device that is built to help make your everyday both convenient and extraordinary.”
Thanks to the multiple lenses, Live Focus will be available on the device – a feature usually reserved for premium devices such as the Galaxy Note 8 and Note 9, and the Samsung Galaxy 9+.
The smartphone is also equipped with AI to detect the scene you are trying to capture, adapting the settings for optimization.
For its front-facing camera, the A7 has a 24MP front lens accompanied by an LED flash. Selfie Focus, a feature present on the Samsung Galaxy 9 and Note 9 smartphones, will also be available. This means that the phone can give you a portrait mode effect with a blurred background.
Other device specifications include:
- A 6.0-inch FHD+ (1080×2220) Super AMOLED display
- A 3 300mAh battery
- An octa-core 2.2GHz processor
- Dolby Atmos® support
- Samsung Pay Support
- 4GB RAM
- 64 Internal Storage+MicroSD Slot(Up to 512GB)
- Android 8
The phone will go on sale in South Africa in November, with a recommended retail price of R8 499.
However, the device will be showcased at an event on October 11 to give fans a look at what it can do.