The race for the podium for best camera has always been fought among the largest smartphone manufacturers in the world and, each year, we follow increasingly surprising launches that elevate the design and hardware of these devices. This may have been the aim of the Samsung like Galaxy A7, announced yesterday for some European and Asian markets.
If the name Galaxy A7 sounds familiar, it doesn’t mean you went back and forth from the future; it was recycled from the Asian giant’s smartphone, originally launched in 2015. In this version, the gadget offers a 6-inch Super AMOLED display, Exynos 7885 processor octa-core 2.2GHz, up to 6GB of RAM and versions with 64GB and 128GB of internal storage.
In addition, it has a 3,300mAh battery and runs the Oreo (8.0) version of Android, launched last year. The side of the device has also been modified to accommodate the new fingerprint sensor on the device – which will be available in blue, black, gold and pink.
However, as we highlighted, the main feature of this smartphone is the triple set of cameras. Without further ado, let’s understand what they are capable of.
From top to bottom, the first lens is the device’s depth camera; with 5MP and the feature Live Focus Galaxy A7, you can control the depth of field and adjust the effect bokeh (does it sound familiar?). The second lens has 24MP and allows light to enter automatically, according to the brightness of the location, thanks to the ƒ / 1.7 aperture. It also combines four pixels into one in low light conditions. The lower lens, called Ultra Wide, is a wide angle and has 8MP sensors capable of producing images at 120º (the same viewing angle as the human eye).
According to Samsung, the set of rear lenses is complemented by artificial intelligence features, which map the environment that will be photographed to improve the final image. Finally – but not least – we have the front camera, also with 24MP and ƒ / 2.0 aperture.
Some rumors suggest that Samsung’s next big release, the Galaxy S10, will win a triple lens system, just like the Galaxy A7. Of course, the camera settings on the company’s top-of-the-line device can be improved even better – still, we are likely to see the same pattern as the newly announced smartphone.
The Galaxy A7, like the other devices in this line, is aimed at the intermediate smartphone market. As we said, it will be available in some European and Asian markets starting this month and will expand to other markets in the future, but Samsung has not announced an exact date.
For now, the company has not released the official figures for the new device.
via Cult of Mac