Samsung’s four camera Galaxy A7 will cost R8499 in South Africa

samsung galaxy a7

The Samsung Galaxy A7 is now official, at least on paper.

It might not be an S or Note series device, but Samsung thought it wise to put three cameras on the phone’s rear plate. But we’ll get into this later.

For now, what you should know is that it’s a 6.0 inch smartphone, keeping up with large, tall-screen trends of 2018. It’s also an AMOLED panel, with 2220×1080.

For the size though, it’s pretty light, weighing in at just 168 grams. The Note 9, in comparison, is around 40 grams heavier.

The Samsung Galaxy A7 also features an unnamed eight-core processor running at 2.2GHz, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of internal storage. The latter can be bolstered by a microSD card if need be.

A 3300mAh battery keeps the lights on, while a microUSB 2.0 charging port is a disappointing and odd addition.

And all the modern creature comforts are included too: LTE Cat 6, WiFi 802.11 ac support, Bluetooth 5.0 LE, NFC (for Samsung Pay), and even support for BeiDou — China’s answer to the GPS system.

But ultimately, the cameras are the real talking point.

The front camera is a 24MP snapper with an f/2.0 aperture. At the rear, the three snappers have very specific strengths.

The primary camera is another 24MP unit, with f/1.7 aperture and autofocus. Another has an ultrawide lens and an 8MP sensor. And finally, both are joined by a 5MP sensor f/2.2 aperture camera for depth sensing.

The Android 8.0 Oreo phone is set to be available in South Africa from November, and will retail for R8499.

Feature image: Samsung

Andy Walker


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