Samsung has launched Galaxy A7 - its first smartphone with a triple rear-camera - in India at a starting price of Rs. 23,990.
The key features of the phone, apart from the unique rear-camera, are its full-HD+ Super AMOLED display, a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, a 24-megapixel selfie camera, and mid-level internals.
Here's everything to know about Galaxy A7.
Design & Display
Samsung Galaxy A7: At a glance
Up front, the phone has a traditional display with slimmer top and bottom bezels.
On the back, there's a clean-looking glass chassis which houses the triple camera setup.
Notably, the fingerprint sensor is now mounted on the right side of the frame.
The Galaxy A7 features a 6.0-inch Full-HD+ (1080x2220p) Super AMOLED Infinity Display with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio and Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
For the shutterbugs and selfie lovers
On the rear, the Galaxy A7's triple camera setup comprises a 24MP (f/1.7) autofocus sensor in the middle, paired with a 5MP (f/2.2) depth sensor on the top, and an ultra-wide 8MP (f/2.4) sensor with a 120-degree field-of-view at the bottom.
Up front, the phone packs a 24MP (f/2.0) selfie snapper with adjustable LED flash, Selfie Focus, AR Emoji, and Pro Lighting Mode.
Under the hood
The Galaxy A7 is powered by an octa-core Samsung Exynos 7885 processor, paired with 4GB/6GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB of inbuilt storage (expandable up to 512GB).
Further, the phone supports dual-SIMs and runs Android 8.0-based Samsung Experience UX.
Under the hood, the Galaxy A7 packs a 3,300mAh battery and features Bixby, Samsung Pay, Samsung Health and Dolby Atmos (supported on headphones only).
Connectivity options and sensors onboard the Galaxy A7
In terms of connectivity options, the Galaxy A7 supports dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v5.0, ANT+, USB Type-B, NFC (region-wise), GPS and GLONASS. Sensors onboard the phone include an Accelerometer, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Proximity Sensor, and RGB Light Sensor.
Galaxy A7: Pricing and availability
Samsung Galaxy A7 costs Rs. 23,990 for the 4GB RAM/64GB storage variant, and Rs. 28,990 for the 6GB RAM/128GB storage model.
The phone will go on sale starting September 27 via Flipkart, Samsung e-store, and the Samsung Opera House and later via other offline channels.
As for launch offers, Samsung is giving a cashback of Rs. 2,000 to HDFC Bank credit and debit cardholders.