Samsung Galaxy A Series 2018 release date and specs rumours

Jason Cipriani  ZDNet

Jason Cipriani ZDNet

Samsung has officially announced its Galaxy A7 phone with a triple rear camera, a day after a photo of the phone was leaked to the public.

The new handset's camera also sports a 25-megapixel regular lens and a 5-megapixel Depth Lens that lets users control the depth of field and adjust the bokeh effect that adds that blur image to the surroundings of the image's subject.

Coming to the camera, it consists of a 24MP primary sensor behind an f/1.7 lens, an ultra-wide 8MP f/2.4 module with 120° viewing angle and a 5MP depth sensor.

This puts to rest rumours that the Galaxy S10 Plus may be Samsung's first triple-camera smartphone.

If you did not notice, there is no fingerprint at the back of the smartphone, and there is no sensor embedded beneath the display.

The Super AMOLED screen is 6 inches, with a 2,220 x 1,080 resolution, while a Exynos 7885 processor with 4GB or 6GB RAM can be found under the hood.

For the Malaysian market, we are getting the 64GB storage model and you can expand its storage further via a microSD card. It is available in four stylish colors that fit your personal style - blue, black, gold and pink.

Samsung dominated the premium smartphone segment in India in the first half of 2018 with nearly half the market share, said a CyberMedia Research (CMR) report last week.

The second model would be a direct successor to the Galaxy S9 with a 5.8-inch display, dual rear cameras, and an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor. At present, the prices of the new smartphone have not yet been announced, which will probably be disclosed shortly before the release. On the front, there's a 24-megapixel selfie camera.

On October 11, Samsung will launch their first four-rear camera system device A9 in the premium segment (above Rs 30,000).

Connectivity options on both the devices include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, GPS, GLONASS, and BeiDou.

The phone will run Android Oreo 8.0 with Samsung's UI running atop, and will be powered by a 3,300mAh Lithium-ion battery.

The Galaxy A7 is a mid-range smartphone, though Samsung hasn't shared its pricing details yet.

A source with knowledge of the company's plans told us at Revü that the device will be made available in the Philippines.

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