Samsung has precisely joined the three-camera fashion brawl. The company advertised its Galaxy A7 phone today for Europe and Asia: a midrange device that emphasizes a unique three-camera setup on the back. It combines a 24-megapixel sensor with autofocus, a 5-megapixel “depth lens” that’s used for a bokeh effect, and an 8-megapixel wide angle lens that can cover up to a 120-degree field of view. The setup should cover all the shots you’d probably want to take from a phone.
The phone possesses a 6-inch, Full HD+ Super AMOLED display, a 3,300mAh battery, an octa-core 2.2GHz chipset, and up to 6GB of RAM with 128GB of expandable storage. It’ll be shipping out with Android Oreo. We don’t still have pricing on the phone, but it’ll be published on October 11th.
Up until now, we’ve really only seen Huawei practicing their experiments with a three-camera setup on its P20 Pro. We are certainly sure that Samsung will ultimately bring the additional cameras to its flagship devices as well. There was a buzz earlier this year that the Galaxy S10 could include up to five cameras, which would be a lot. But DJ Koh, head of Samsung’s mobile division, told CNBC earlier this month that the company was concentrating on bringing unique features to its midrange devices to cater to people who need a new phone but might not be able to afford flagships.